Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante
The TONDA PF GMT Rattrapante appears totally unassuming at first glance, with hours and minutes sweeping gracefully around the broad dial. Yet beneath this traditional watch face lies a complication powering two superimposed hours hands, one in rhodium-plated gold and the other in rose gold. Pressing the 8 o’clock pusher makes the 18ct rose gold hand dedicated to local time perform a one-hour jump, revealing the rhodium-plated gold hand displaying home time. Once the dual-time information is no longer required, pressing the crown-integrated pusher enables the 18ct rose gold hand to resume its place above the rhodium-plated gold hand in the manner of a chronograph split-seconds hand.
The TONDA PF GMT Rattrapante is a perfect instrument for globetrotters juggling time zones. There is nothing superfluous on this sleek and elegant model indicating only the hours–in home-time and local-time mode–and minutes.
PF051 – AUTOMATIC WINDING MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT
WITH SPLIT GMT FUNCTION AND ROSE GOLD MICRO-ROTOR
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 21,600 Vph (3 Hz)
No. of components: 215
Total diameter: 32 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, Perlage Oscillating weight: 22ct rose gold micro-rotor, Grain d’Orge guilloché
Polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold with knurled bezel
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10.7 mm
Crown: Ø 5.5 mm with “Back-home” pusher Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number – “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER”
Water resistance: 60m
Color: Milano Blue
Finishing: Grain d’Orge guilloché
Indices: hand-applied 18ct rose gold appliques
Local time hours and minutes: 18ct rose gold skeletonized delta-shaped
Home time hours: 18ct gold rhodium-plated skeletonized delta-shaped
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel bracelet Closure: stainless steel folding clasp
Why We love it
This flyback function that is unique within the profession is achieved through the integration of a sophisticated mechanism. Operating this intuitive complication enables purists to free the dial surface from an additional time display when it is not necessary. This action reduces the amount of information down to the essentials, encourages instinctive reading and helps reveal the quality and care lavished on each and every detail.
The eye can then glide over the fine barleycorn guilloché pattern of the dial, featuring a subtle "Milano Blue" shade. It can be carried away by the refined visual effect of the guilloché work surrounded by the sandblasted minutes track. The angle taken by the light draws the gaze out from the centre towards the rim. Such light effects serve to highlight the interaction between the shiny and matt surfaces of the finely knurled single-piece platinum bezel.