A watch like no other, the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390 will most certainly make a mark on both your wrist and your bank account. This beautiful, excessively over-done timepiece is certainly one for the history books with one of the most complex movements we have ever seen and a stunning aesthetic that delivers justice to the car it inspires to imitate.
Bugatti and Parmigiani Fleurier have boasted a partnership of over 13 years, one that has been filled to the brim with impressive feats of design and technology. Perfectly paired, both manufacturers pride themselves on their continual search for the newest innovations and the new Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390 watch is evidence that they don’t just stick a car’s logo on a watch dial. After five years of research of development, this gorgeous timepiece shows the Bugatti Chiron reborn in watch form.
Displayed boldly, the PF390 movement is probably the only thing you will notice about the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390 watch. This unbelievable manual winding calibre is formed of a total of 302 components all held in a completely unique tubular design. The cylinder movement powers the perpendicular dial through the use of a worm screw. The movement can then be removed from its housing, just like that of a car engine for important modifications. The PF390 also boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours thanks to the two series-mounted barrels linked to the power reserve indicator on the dial.
The case of the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390 watch is another feat in itself. It’s fluid curves are inspired by the sleek aesthetic of the Bugatti Chiron car and crafted in both 18 carat white or rose gold. It’s stunning shape was designed by Les Artisans Boîtiers – one of the watch brand’s manufacturing divisions – and has the ability to pivot 12 degrees around its drive shaft to ensure it rests ergonomically on the wrist. It’s sweeping curves measure to 42.2mm by 57.5mm and like all Parmigiani Fleurier you can be certain it is incredibly comfortable to wear.
Retailing at a whopping £260,000, the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390 watch is not to be messed around with. But like many watch and car collectors will know, this kind of timepiece is going to be a huge addition to a collection. Don’t forget, there are always interest free finance options available with purchases like this. For more information on the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390 watch and for help financing your own, click here.
- Case Size: 42.2 x 57.7mm
- Case Material: 18ct white gold or rose gold
- Movement: PF390, Manual Winding
- Frequency: 28.800 A/h (4Hz)
- Power Reserve: 80 hours
- Jewels: 32
- Functions: Hours, minutes, Power reserve, Tourbillon
- Case Back: Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment
- Dial: Black with rose gold plated appliques and hands coated in luminescence
- Water Resistance: 30 metres
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Bracelet: Black alligator leather with 18 carat gold folding clasp
- RRP: £260,000