Fleurier-based watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier unveiled a redesigned version of the sporty Tondagraph today.

As part of the redesign, the Tondagraph now has “GT,” meaning Grand Touring, added to its moniker and is offered in a new 42 mm diameter x 13.7 mm case with a 7.2 mm crown.

Parmigiani Fleurier watch designer Dino Modolo used the shape of the Tonda Chronor — which was awarded the Chronograph Watch Prize from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2017 — as inspiration for the new aesthetic.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraphe GT

Parmigiani’s sports chronograph has updated lugs and an integrated bracelet ergonomically designed for comfort. It now features a fluted bezel that’s reminiscent of the Toric collection. And the dial is finished with traditional “Clou triangulaire” guilloché.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraphe GT

Prominent skeletonized rhodium-plated Delta-shaped hands with black luminescent coating on the tips along with rectangular shaped rhodium-plated indices that are also filled with black lume — indicate the hours and minutes. A unique double-sided hand displays the small seconds in a subdial at 3 o’clock. The display is read by reading the shorter side of the hand for 0-30 and the longer side from 30-60. There are two subdials, located at 6 and 9, that indicate the elapsed hours and minutes, along with a needle-shaped center chronograph seconds hand.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph GT

The Tondagraph GT is powered by the PF043 automatic caliber and combines two of the most popular complications — an annual calendar and a chronograph. The automatic movement measures 30 mm x 7.4 mm, beats at 4Hz, has 443 components, 56 jewels, and the bridges are decorated with a Côtes de Genève finish. A 22K solid gold skeletonized oscillating weight automatically winds the mainspring as you wear the watch, for a maximum power reserve of 45-hours.  

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraphe GT

In addition to the chronograph, this watch has an annual calendar which only needs to be reset every year at the end of February, because the number of days changes year-to-year. A big date aperture displays the date at 12 o’clock in a vibrant orange font on a black disc. The month is displayed in the same orange font via a small rectangular aperture at the bottom of the small seconds subdial at 3.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraphe GT

The Tondagraph GT is water-resistant to 100 meters, has a screw-down crown, and a  sapphire caseback secured by 4 screws. The Tondagraph GT is limited to 200 pieces.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraphe GT caseback

Retail for the Tondagraph GT Steel on an integrated rubber strap with a motif that matches the guilloche dial pattern is $18,500 and $19,500 on an integrated stainless steel bracelet. Pre-order is available now, and delivery begins in August.

Learn more at Parmigiani Fleurier.

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