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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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