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Parmigiani Introduces Three Fresh Colours to the Tonda PF Sport Chronograph

New subtly coloured versions of the sporty-chic chronograph by PF.

| By Xavier Markl | 3 min read |

Designed by Michel Parmigiani, the classic Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda went through a tasteful facelift as an integrated sports watch following the appointment of Guido Terreni at the helm of the brand. The collection quickly proved to be a hit, which was further supported by the introduction of several new models, including the smart and innovative GMT rattrapante and Minute Rattrapante. From a style perspective, the Tonda PF oozes subtle, understated luxury. Next to was also a sportier version, the Tonda GT. The model was given a makeover and infused with the codes of the Tonda PF, giving birth to the Tonda PF Sport Collection in 2023. This year, the range expands with the addition of three new Tonda PF Sport Chronograph versions in subtle, fresh colours. 

Just like previous versions of the Tonda PF Sport, these new versions embody the brand’s take on a weekend luxury sports watch to accompany you during your leisure time. They retain their distinctive style, their understated yet affirmed character and their obvious attention to detail. Three new highly elegant dial variants are proposed: Milano blue, London grey and Arctic blue, all with a silver-toned base and a refined Clou Triangulaire guilloche motif, instead of the grain d’orge pattern found in the more classic Tonda PF collection. 

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The sub-dials and inner flange of these new Tonda PF Sport Chronograph are rendered in contrasting colours, two of which have highly elegant pastel tones of taupe-grey or ice-grey. Black Super-LumiNova is used on the indices and tips of the hour and minute hands. The gold oval cartouche with the brand logo is applied to the dial at noon.

Besides these new dials, these new Tonda PF Sport Chronograph variations retain the essential characteristics of the models introduced in 2023, starting with their 42mm steel case with signature teardrop-shaped lugs and knurled bezel. As far as their engine is concerned, we still have the automatic calibre PF070. This high-grade chronograph is made in-house – together with sister company Vaucher Manufacture to be precise. Measuring 30.6mm in diameter, it is a modern and relatively compact construction, just under 7mm thick. A close look at its design reveals that it combines several of the best practices from iconic chronographs and several innovations. 

Featuring a column wheel, a vertical clutch and a one-piece reset hammer, it beats at 5Hz high-frequency while offering 65 hours of power reserve. The balance wheel is free-sprung and features four inertia blocks. A full cock, with twin supports, ensures stability and shock resistance. The movement can be admired via the exhibition case back with beautiful finishes and a skeletonized, polished and sandblasted 22k pink gold rotor shaped like the steering wheel of the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO. 

These new versions of the Parmigiani Tonda PF Sport Chronograph are presented on colour-matched integrated rubber straps in Milano blue, Artic blue or London grey, secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel folding clasp. Available from the permanent collection, all models are priced at EUR 31,400 or CHF 27,900. 

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2 responses

  1. While I’ve been critical of the new Toric’s price, this model is more sensible considering the league they’re competing in, and the very nice calibre inside, which I’m guessing is Parmigiani’s version of the VMF6710. Toe-to-toe with automatic vertical clutch chronos from AP and Patek it holds its own technically, and comes out on top for finishing.

    Shame about the date window, but I suppose that’s how you differentiate it from the Toric chronograph dial in the starkest sense.

  2. That date window–what were they thinking? It is simply horrendous and sticks out like a wart on pale skin. Just poorly executed. The pricing of Parmigiani shows they want to play with AP/VC/PP, but the abysmal secondary market and branding writes checks they can’t cash. Another reason why they’ve been unable to find a buyer, having put themselves up for sale.


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