Parmigiani Fleurier's 30-year Continuous Lunar Calendar Featured

Swiss mechanical watches brand debuts the world's first clock based on the Hegirian calendar

by 26 January 2011

Parmigiani Fleurier surprised watchmakers, collectors and enthusiasts with its 30-year continuous lunar calendar clock entirely based on the Hegirian calendar, which uses the moon, not the sun, as reference.

The extraordinary complication indicates the time over a lunar cycle lasting three decades, alternating between 19 normal years and 11 leap years. This is an impressive high watchmaking feat, as no one has never made a lunar calendar that spans such a large space in time.

In actual fact, Michel Parmigiani obtained his patent and started research on this calendar clock back in 1993. The suggested price for this unique clock will be around one million euro, and production is already under way for the second, diamond-set clock, which might go for as high as two million euro.

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