The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante In Rose Gold
The world’s first GMT watch with a rattrapante hand returns in a luxurious rose gold case.
A year after its debut in stainless steel, Parmigiani’s ingenious GMT watch is back in a luxurious 18k rose gold case. As a member of the Tonda PF luxury sports watch family, the operative words of user-friendliness and understatement are upheld in this GMT model that uses superimposed hour hands to indicate local and home time. This innovative and world-first GMT harnesses the rattrapante functionality of a split-seconds chronograph to power the split-seconds GMT hand.
Respecting the elegant minimalism that defines the Tonda PF collection, the GMT Rattrapante is equipped with two superimposed and skeletonised delta-shaped hour hands; one is rhodium-plated gold, and the other is 18k rose gold. The rose gold hand indicates local time and advances in one-hour jumps activated via the teardrop-shaped pusher on the case flank at 7 o’clock. The task of the rhodium-plated hand is to display home time, although it doesn’t have a 24-hour track to distinguish between night and day. Once the second time zone reading is no longer relevant, the wearer can press the rose gold pusher integrated into the crown and watch the rose gold hand resume its position above the rhodium-plated hand, just like the hand on a split-seconds chronograph.
The Tonda PF case, with its 40mm diameter and height of 10.7mm, is crafted in 18k rose gold and features the hallmark hand-knurled and polished bezel and the seamlessly integrated gold bracelet. Alternating satin-finished flanks with polished pushers and bevels are characteristic of the Tonda family. The case is water-resistant to 60m.
Pared down to the bare essentials, the dial features a Milano blue hand-guilloché barleycorn pattern with hand-applied rose gold indices and an oval cartouche with the letters PF at noon. With no superfluous elements on the dial to complicate legibility, consulting home and local time is hyper-intuitive.
A sapphire crystal caseback reveals the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture automatic movement – the calibre PF051 – with its 22k rose gold micro-rotor decorated with hand-guilloché and Côtes de Genève on the bridges. The frequency is 21,600vph, and the power reserve is 48 hours.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante Rose Gold joins the permanent collection and retails for CHF 58,000. More information at Parmigiani.com.