Parmigiani Fleurier at The Sydney Boat Show

Last year we were invited to the Sydney Boat Show by Azimut to check out their flagship offering, which was, as you might have guessed, a boat. This year we were invited to the show by The Hour Glass, which is not a boat builder but a watch shop.

In what appeared to be the most obvious and suitable brand association of all time, The Hour Glass teamed up with Sunseeker for the 2013 boat show to showcase a relatively new Swiss watch company, Parmigiani Fleurier. Since its beginnings in 1996, Michael Parmigiani and the Sandoz Family Foundation have sought to restore the value of Swiss watchmaking by making it part of an ongoing tradition of manufacturing expertise. Their shared vision for upholding the highest quality Swiss expertise drives them to offer the most innovative and the best, and the best is exactly what they had on display at this years boat show.

First up we had a look at the Bugatti Super Sport ADLC limited to 10 units only at the Hour Glass. Love it or hate it it’s really quite a fascinating watch to see and wear.

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The Kalpagraphe Chronograph.


Tonda Hemisphere with dual timezone function.


Tonda special edition.

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Transforma. One of the most interesting timepieces I’ve ever come across. Can be ‘transformed’ from a fob watch to a wrist watch, the price includes both a chronograph and an annual calendar.

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Pershing Tourbillon. Featuring the 30-second Abyss tourbillon movement and power reserve indicator.


Toric Minute Repeater in Platinum. All $678,000 of it.

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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