Tonda PF Chronograph Alligator Milano Blue
The Tonda PF collection ushered in the brand's return to the forefront of fine watchmaking in 2021. The three founding models - Tonda PF Micro-Rotor, Tonda PF Chronograph, and Tonda PF Annual Calendar – embody the epitome of discretion and elegance with their refined aesthetic, harmonious forms, and enticing value prospect. Initially outfitted in 18ct rose gold cases and matching gold bracelets, the newest iterations are adorned with alligator straps. The straps fasten securely to the wrist with a new, asymmetrical triple-blade buckle, opened by two external pushers, to ensure exceptional wearing comfort. The buckle’s minimalist design is highlghted by a PF logo in relief, a subtle yet powerful identity signature.
The Tonda PF Chronograph combines a popular high complication with a design architecture of understated elegance, an exercise in style that is very challenging. The model is a precision machine: Its integrated manufacture Caliber PF070 beats at a high frequency, 5 Hz; incorporates a column wheel; and displays the classic indications of small seconds, minutes and hours. The back of the watch reveals the movement and its openworked oscillating weight in 22ct rose gold, adorned with the floating PF logo.
Controlled volumes and proportions
Arranged on the surface of the new Milan Blue dial, with its signature Grain d’Orge guilloché pattern, are the three subdial counters whose railroad-style borders have a fine, smoothly sandblasted circular finish; the deeper blue of these framed subdials helps facilitate the reading of elapsed times. A technical and sporty piece par excellence, the Tonda PF chronograph retains a refined elegance thanks to the masterful volumes and proportions in its integrated overall aesthetic.
The pushers serve as a natural extension of the horns, which flow naturally into the Milano Blue alligator leather strap for an elegant extension of the rose gold case. The Tonda PF Chronograph: an elegant eveningwear for this sporty timepiece.
PF070 – COSC-CERTIFIED AUTOMATIC MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT WITH INTEGRATED CHRONOGRAPH Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 36,000 Vph (5 Hz)
No. of components: 315
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Thickness: 6.95 mm
Decoration: satin-finished open worked bridges, hand-beveled edges Oscillating weight: skeletonized, 22ct rose gold ̧ polished and sand-blasted
Polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold with knurled bezel Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 12.4 mm
Crown: Ø 6 mm, screwed-in
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number & “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER” & “36’000 Alt/h” Water resistance: 100 m
Color: Milano blue
Finishing: Grain d’Orge guilloché
Indices: hand-applied 18ct rose gold appliques
Hours and minutes: 18ct rose gold skeletonized delta-shaped Chronograph and small seconds: steel rose gold plated
(PFC915-2020001-200182) – polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold bracelet (PFC915-2020001-300182) – blue alligator strap
Closure: 18ct rose gold folding clasp
Why we love it
Tonda PF collection serves to profoundly redefine its perspective and its perception, bringing the models into a warmer and dressier arena, suitable for understated evening wear and moments of relaxed elegance. The new straps, seamlessly integrated into the design of the cases, offer sober colors that are faithful to the spirit of the brand – Grey, Milan Blue, and Brown – which also echo the color palettes of the dials.
The expansion of the Tonda PF collection into alligator straps further demonstrates that the watches are living and organic creations, capable of taking on a simple change in accessories to evolve into a radical new dimension.