NHL superstar, three-time Stanley Cup winner and two-time world champion, not to mention best Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Evgeniy Malkin, and his wife, famous TV-presenter, Anna Kasterova, joined the prestigious club of Friends of the Brand of Parmigiani Fleurier. Evgeniy and Anna were invited to visit the watch manufacture in Fleurier, where they were able to witness the process of watchmaking with high standards of finishing for watch calibers, cases and dials.
For themselves they chose models from the 2018 flagship collection – Kalpa. #71 of Penguins, Geno, preferred a watch in rose gold with a blue dial, Kalpagraphe Chronometre with COSC certification. Anna chose a truly feminine classic of the brand – Kalparisma Nova in rose gold with the small second taking the form of rotating star on the dial.
After visiting the manufacture’s workshops, Evgeniy and Anna commented about their choice: “We got to know the process of production of Swiss watches at Parmigiani Fleurier. It was a surprise to find out how precise and unique timepieces can be. We are pleased to announce that together we accepted the proposal from this wonderful manufacture to become their friends of the brand.”
David Traxler, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier, remarked: “Sports achievements are always a result of hard work and a strong character. It is a great honor for us that Evgeniy, an outstanding athlete, and Anna, a beautiful, talented TV star, became our friends of the brand. Parmigiani Fleurier is all about excellence, we’re proud to share these values with Anna and Evgeniy.”
Evgeniy Malkin is a Russian hockey player, Central forward of the NHL “Pittsburgh penguins” and the Russian national team. Three-time winner of the Stanley Cup (2009, 2016 and 2017) in the “Pittsburgh penguins”, two-time world champion (2012 and 2014), a participant in the three Olympic Games (2006, 2010, 2014). Honored master of sports of Russia (2012).
Taking its name from its founder, watchmaker and restorer Michel Parmigiani, the fine watchmaking brand was founded in 1996 in Fleurier, in the Swiss valley of Val-de-Travers. With its own watchmaking center ensuring its independence, the brand has both full control over the production process and unique creative freedom. For twenty years, the Parmigiani Fleurier signature has resided within timepieces that command the utmost respect, in harmony with watchmaking traditions. They are the labor of a lifetime – that of Michel Parmigiani, the talented individuals who assist him, and the special relationship between the Manufacture and the masterpieces of the past, enabling it to invent a bold future.