Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda GT Chronograph Combines Sports Functionality With Luxury and Style

Lindsay Judge   |   12-09-2022

Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda GT Chronograph returns with new functions and colours that enhance the watch’s sporty tone while honouring its complications.


The new Tonda GT Chronograph is now available in two versions: 18ct rose gold with chronograph and big date functions; and steel with chronograph and annual calendar functions.


Featuring a 42mm diameter case in 18ct rose gold, the Tonda GT Chronograph houses an integrated self-winding chronograph calibre operating at a rate of 5 Hertz, i.e. 36,000 vibrations per hour. This ground-breaking movement can be found beneath a silver-toned guilloché dial with a “triangular hobnail” motif.



Short-time measurements are read off on the “Quantum Grey” or “Granata” subdials, which have been carefully positioned to structure the space harmoniously, balanced by the big date display appearing in a twin aperture at 12 o’clock. the colour choices for the chronograph counters in Quantum Grey or Granata lend a discreet yet very distinctive presence on the generous dial offering exemplary balance in the display of the functions.


Visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback, this top-quality mechanical movement boasts a 65-hour power reserve, and 331 components including a sandblasted 22ct gold oscillating weight and a column wheel. It is finished to the highest standards of Haute Horlogerie. It also enables short-time measurements of up to 12 hours with 1/10th of a second precision thanks to the high frequency of its regulating organ.



The chronograph is water-resistant up to 100 metres and equipped with the distinctive finely knurled and polished bezel. It is fitted with a deep red or grey rubber strap matching the colour of the subdials and secured by an 18ct rose gold folding clasp.


The “Quantum Grey” and “Granata” colour scheme also applies to the Tonda GT Chronograph in stainless steel featuring an annual calendar, with a knurled bezel framing the silver-toned guilloché dial in a “triangular hobnail” pattern. This 42mm diameter chronograph is water-resistant up to 100m and features modern lines with subdials in one or the other of the colours, classically arranged along the 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock axis and topped by the double date window at 12 o’clock. It is equipped with an in-house self-winding chronograph calibre operating at a frequency of 4 Hertz (28,800 vibrations per hour).


The movement is also endowed with an annual calendar, a useful additional complication that is easily adjustable. This sophisticated mechanism is comprised of 443 components, including a 22ct rose gold oscillating weight, and enables the wearer of the timepiece to no longer have to worry about the length of 30 or 31-day months. Once set, the integrated complication automatically handles monthly transitions until the 28th of February each year and on the first day of March, the calendar can be manually adjusted to change the date from February 29th to March 1st.



The Tonda GT Chronograph perfectly captures the values and skills of Parmigiani Fleurier, giving priority to beauty and craftsmanship but not forgetting functionality. With this watch, the Swiss brand has successfully transformed transform a sporty-spirited watch into a sophisticated Haute Horlogerie creation.



Photography: Sam Rawadi, David Goff. Model: Emmanuel at Signature Element. Location: Manzil Downtown hotel. Clothing: BOSS.