Since the appointment of Guido Terreni Parmigiani as CEO of Fleurier, the brand has been busy streamlining its collections and creating a coherent identity. Families like Culpa, Pershing and Bugatti are far from focusing all their efforts on the Tonda, especially the Tonda PF luxury sports watch. Launched in 2021, the Tonda PF is an interpretation of the luxury sports watch with elegant, integrated bracelets and a number of complications to further enhance the offering. Today, the brand announced that three Tonda PF models – micro-rotor, chronograph and annual calendar – will now be available in 18k rose gold cases with alligator skin straps. Don’t be afraid; These alligator-strap models are designed to bring warmth and an extra level of dressability to the Tonda PS and coexist peacefully with the regular bracelet Tonda PFs.
The three models given the beautiful alligator straps are, in fact, the launch models of the Tonda PF collection in 2021. Parmigiani was designed similarly to Fleurier’s 25.Th On the occasion of the anniversary, the Tonda PF collection is the brand’s new road map realized by Guido Terreni. Initially offered in steel or luxurious rose gold cases with integrated bracelets, these three watches are the official face of things to come. Shared features across all models are the PF logo in a gold oval cartouche, the The grain is barley A hand-guilloché dial pattern (not found on the platinum split-seconds chrono or flying tourbillon), gold delta-shaped skeletonized hands, hand-rolled bezel, short applied gold indices, teardrop-shaped lugs and, of course, high-end in-house movements.
Although the specifications for the case size, finishes and movements are the same as the former Tonda PF models, the looks of the watches have been changed quite dramatically. Fitted with elegant alligator straps in brown, Milan blue and gray (matching the dial colour), the straps sit flush against the case and are fitted with a new rose gold asymmetrical triple-blade buckle with the PF logo in relief.
Tonda PF Micro-Rotor
Simplicity, refinement and luxurious finishes are the operative words when defining the Tonda PF collection. The simplest model in the collection, with a micro-rotor, time and date functions. With its lean profile and gray alligator strap, it can be reassessed as a dress watch. Like previous micro-rotors, the case measures 40mm across and has a lean height of 7.8mm with sleek teardrop-shaped lugs and signature fluted bezel. Although the case is still waterproof up to 100m, the alligator strap isn’t the best companion for a dip in the pool.
Another key feature of the Tonda PF is the hand-guilloché dials paired with gold elements. The new micro-rotor displays a lovely warm matte grey-coloured dial The grain is barley Guilloché, hand-applied 18k rose gold indexes and rose gold skeletonized delta hands. The date window is at 6 o’clock.
The caseback reveals the ultra-thin in-house PF703 automatic movement with its platinum micro-rotor and luxurious finishes. Beating at 3Hz, the 3mm-thin caliber offers a 48-hour power reserve.
Quick facts: 40mm x 7.8mm – 18k rose gold, polished and brushed – Screw-down crown – 100m water resistance – Gray guilloche dial with applied 18k rose gold appliqués and hands – In-house caliber PF703, ultra-thin, automatic thickness with platinum micro-rotor – 21,600vph/3Hz – 48h power reserve – Gray alligator strap – ref. PFC914-2020001-300182 – CHF 35,000
Tonda PF Chronograph
As minimalist and refined as you can get with this type of function, the Tonda PF Chronograph embodies Guido Terreni’s mantra “Sartorial attention to detail“. Measuring 42mm across with a height of 12.4mm, the 18k rose gold case displays the classic Tonda PF blend of polished and satin-finished surfaces. The elegant teardrop-shaped chronograph pushers display a luminous polish and echo the shape of the lugs.
Called Milano Blue, the dark blue dial features refined hand-guilloché The grain is barley A design that looks almost like a smart Italian suit material. The three sub-dials – 30-second and 12-hour chronograph registers at 3 and 9 o’clock and small seconds at 6 o’clock – are adorned with a recessed micro-sandblasted background for contrast, as is the date window at 4 o’clock. The delta skeleton hands and applied indexes are 18k rose gold, and the hallmark oval cartouche at noon bears the new PF logo.
Equipped with the in-house automatic caliber PF070, the movement is an integrated high-frequency column-wheel chronograph with a 22k rose gold rotor. It is also a COSC-certified chronometer, beating at a frequency of 5Hz and offering a 65h power reserve.
Quick facts: 42mm x 12.4mm – 18k rose gold, polished and satin-brushed – Screw-down crown – 100m water resistant – Milano blue hand-guilloche grain d’arge dial, applied 18k rose gold appliqués and hands – In-house caliber PF070 , Integrated column-wheel chronograph – COSC-certified – 36,000vph/5Hz – 65h power reserve – blue alligator strap – ref. PFC915-2020001-300182 – CHF 45,000
Thonda PF Annual Calendar
The annual calendar comes in a 42mm rose gold case with a height of 11.1mm. As an annual calendar, it automatically tracks the correct calendar reference for 30 or 31 days. Parmigiani’s annual calendar is also calibrated to 29 days and has a delightful moon phase function set against an aventurine sky for both hemispheres with an accuracy of 122 years. Using a retrograde date pointer on the periphery, the days and months of the week are placed in two recessed counters at 9 and 3 o’clock, with the moon phases at 6 o’clock. The dial has a warm gray color with hand-guilloché The grain is barley Pattern and 18k rose gold appliqués.
Powered by the in-house automatic caliber PF339 based on the PF331, the frequency is 4Hz, and the 50-hour power reserve is stored inside two series-mounted barrels. The 22k openworked rotor and movements are finely decorated in the classic Parmigiani Fleurier style.
Quick facts: 42mm x 11.1mm – 18k rose gold, polished and satin brushed – Screw-down crown – 100m water resistant – Gray hand-guilloché grain d’orge dial, applied 18k rose gold appliqués and hands – In-house caliber PF339, automatic retrograde With annual calendar and precision moon phase – 28,800vph/4Hz – 50h power reserve – Brown alligator strap – ref. PFC907-2020001-300182 – CHF 53,000
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