Parmigiani Fleurier launches Tonda PF Split Seconds Chronograph timepieces in 18-carat rose gold.
Swiss luxury watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier has unveiled its latest Tonda PF Chronographe Rattrapante collection, which has been tastefully reinterpreted in 18-carat rose gold.
Dedicated to short-time measurement, the Tonda PF Chronographe Rattrapante (Split Seconds Chronograph) with its two-column wheels is an exceptional watchmaking instrument. The newest interpretation of the timepiece is presented with an 18-carat rose gold case and bracelet. It also features a sandblasted platinum dial complemented aesthetically by rose gold hands and applied rose gold hour markers.
The watch’s sapphire crystal case-back allows the wearer to admire its elegant 18-carat rose gold movement, which features open-worked bridges and a barrel bearing the signature of Michel Parmigiani, founder of the brand, who created the calibre to mark the maison’s 20th anniversary.
Using Parmigiani Fleurier’s most distinctive complications, the watch is powered by Calibre PF361, a manually wound movement that beats at a rate of 5Hz or 36,000Vph, allowing the chronograph time intervals to one-tenth-of-a-second precision. The split-seconds chronographs have been skilfully designed to measure intermediate (split) times and are equipped with two superimposed chronograph hands – one is dedicated to the chronograph and the other to operate the split-seconds function via the pusher integrated into the crown.
Moreover, the timepiece’s balance wheel is held in place by a cross-through bridge in 18-carat rose gold – a material used to form the entire structure (baseplate and bridges) holding the moving parts. The architecture of the calibre has been designed to ensure its longevity and enable it to withstand shocks.
The case and bracelet are integrated into an overall fluid design, framed by the maison’s signature knurled bezel and featuring teardrop-shaped chronograph pushers.
The collection’s movement components are adorned with finishes that are a signature of Parmigiani Fleurier, including hand-bevelled edges on all of the bridges. The Calibre PF361 component comprises 309 parts, including 35 jewels, and offers a 65-hour power reserve.
The simplistic aesthetic of the dial is designed to enhance the readability of the hours and minutes as well as the chronograph indications, which are complemented by a small-seconds indicator at six o’clock. The tachymeter and pulsometer scales encircle the dial, while the central split-seconds hands are distinguished from each other by different colours. Complementing the 18-carat rose gold applied hour-markers are the skeletonised hour and minute hands also in the same material. The new rose gold Tonda PF Split Seconds Chronograph is offered in a limited and numbered edition of 30 pieces. An additional alligator leather strap is also provided with the timepiece.