Parmigiani Fleurier has announced the creation of Senfine, an innovative concept watch that features an impressive autonomy of 70 days.
The new timepiece was based on an invention by Pierre Genequand, a physicist at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology. Parmigiani Fleurier developed a mechanical watch that eliminates the energy-consuming elements found in a traditional regulator.
As a result, the Senfine reduces the energy consumption to a fraction thanks to a system of flexible, frictionless joints in silicon commonly found in aerospace technology.
The brand’s new escapement mechanism features a wheel that saves energy by swinging at 16 degrees instead of the classic 300 degrees.
The Parmigiani Fleurier research and development team has worked on Senfin’s groundbreaking energy-saving system for the past eight years and will continue to fine-tune its new concept.
Senfine, which literally means “endlessly” in Esperanto, only needs winding a few times a year. The timepiece is still in prototype mode, but the upcoming commercial models will inevitably open a new era in watchmaking.