Parmigiani Fleurier today revealed the latest timepieces to join its offering as part of the latest edition of Watches & Wonders, reiterating the brand’s position of exclusivity its expertise in high watchmaking.
“I feel we are living in a new era of watchmaking.” Said Parmigiani Fleurier CEO Guido Terreni. “Watch purists are seeking creativity and interesting innovations, in a way that we maybe only experienced in the ’70s. In just a few months since its launch, the Tonda PF has exceeded our highest expectations, and is affirming itself as a statement of unostentatious high horology. In 2022, we are excited to nourish the newly born collection with discipline and care, while respecting its core values. With a few but important creations, we are aiming to extend the pleasure for horophiles, pushing the boundaries of the GMT watch through a world premiere, and interpreting Parmigiani Fleurier’s pure style in the Skeleton and Tourbillon functions.”
Leading the announcements is the impressive Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante, in which horological complication meets simplicity and purism. Leading on from the Tonda PF collection launch in 2021, this world-first design combines discreet complexity with immediate user-friendliness in a watch that captures the elegance, innovation and attention to detail that is synonymous with this Maison. This new model embodies the spirit of the brand with its sartorial approach that will appeal to a seasoned globetrotter who knows what he wants. The complication features two superimposed hour hands: one in rhodium-plated gold and the other in rose gold. Pressing the pusher at 8 o’clock causes the upper rhodium-plated gold hand dedicated to local time to jump one hour forward, thereby revealing the rose gold hand which displays time in the wearer’s place of residence, known as “home time”. Once the second timezone information is no longer required, pressing the crown-integrated rose gold pushbutton repositions the rhodium-plated hand on top of the rose gold hand in the same manner as a split-seconds chronograph hand. It’s an extremely user-friendly watch for globetrotters who travel between time zones, and an instrument for connecting people across distances.
Next, two new Tonda PF Skeleton watches in 18ct rose gold and steel/platinum highlight the Maison’s expertise and creativity in high watchmaking. Parmigiani Fleurier’s artisans have created a meticulously hand-chamfered latticework that puts on display the innermost details of the watch’s movement and draws attention to the intricate design of the PF777 calibre. This watch is designed for those who understand fine watchmaking and have a keen sense of style and refinement.
The new Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon is a work of art, highlighting the spirit of the brand. It embodies a highly sophisticated complication paired with a simple yet elegant design that draws the eye in. With its pure lines, it embodies the stylistic vision of Parmigiani Fleurier and its artistic expression. Concealed within a sandblasted full platinum 950 case and dial the Calibre PF517 features a flying tourbillon with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor. Its 42mm dial is fitted with a screwed-in crown guaranteeing water-resistance of up to 100 metres, and its sapphire crystal caseback reveals some of the 207 parts composing its mechanical self-winding calibre. This rare, elegant watch will be limited to just 25 pieces.
And finally, on a sportier note, the Tonda GT Chronograph returns to the forefront with functions and colours that offer a laid back style, while remaining in the realm of complications. This year it has two new versions: 18ct rose gold with chronograph and big date functions; and steel with chronograph and annual calendar functions.