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Tonda PF Split-Seconds Chronograph

Sale price$169,100.00


The dial features an hour hand along with two superimposed minute hands
– of which the premiere in rhodium-plated gold indicates real-time coupled with
the hour hand. It conceals the other hand in 18ct rose gold, which will calculate minutes in five or one-minute increments on demand. In both cases, pressing
on either pusher will make the rose gold hand jump according to the desired increment: five minutes by the pusher located at 8 o'clock and one minute by the one positioned at 10 o'clock. The period of time to be measured will have elapsed when the rhodium-plated hand has reached the position of the 18ct rose gold hand. It is returned to its position by means of the crown-integrated pusher in a similar way to the split-seconds function.

The function enables on-demand fine calibration of the minutes over a specific period of time for any occasion or event requiring measurement of the minutes count.

The contrast is striking. This is very much a complication yet in the Parmigiani Fleurier spirit. The TONDA PF Minute Rattrapante is graced with pure and essential proportions featuring sophisticated aesthetic codes and finishes.

The Tonda PF line marries design elements from Parmigiani's history. Some of these elements include the teardrop-shaped lugs of the Kalpa, and the distinctive coined edge bezel, which can be seen in the earliest examples of the Toric Memory time, Michael Parmigiani's first wrist-watch from 1996.


Model: Tonda PF Split-Seconds Chronograph
Reference: PFH916-2010002-200182
Function: Hours, minutes, small seconds, split-seconds chronograph
Material: 18k rose gold, knurled 18k rose gold bezel
Dimensions: 42mm diameter; 15mm thickness
Crystal: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Caseback: Transparent sapphire crystal
Dial: Raw platinum 950, sand-blasted
Lume: No
Caliber: PF361
Balance: Free-sprung variable inertia balance with gold inertia blocks operating at 36,000 vph / 5 Hz
Balance Spring: Nivaflex® 
Oscillating Weight: (Manual Wind)
Shock Protection: INCABLOC
Power Reserve: 65Hours
Water Resistance: 60 meters
Bracelet / Strap: Tonda PF articulating bracelet in 18k rose gold
Lug Width: N/A


The Parmigiani Fleurier brand - a watch-making adventure that transcends the mundane - was created in Fleurier in 1996 and was guided by the passion of a man who remained faithful to the very essence of the watchmaker. Michel Parmigiani, master horologist, renowned restorer, and talented creator of mechanical time-keepers, dedicates his knowledge, which has been enriched by past and present teachings, to the benefit of the brand.

The Sandoz Family Foundation, who had tasked a young Michel Parmigiani to lead the restoration of their horological artifact collection, became interested in bringing Parmigiani's masterful work to the consumer market. In 1996, with the backing of the Sandoz Foundation, Parmigiani Fleurier was able to fit out its manufacturing workshops with the means to produce exceptionally high-quality goods. In less than 10 years, it achieved near complete vertical integration, and the industrial equipment deployed constitutes one of the rarest and most complete manufacturing workshops in Switzerland. The very essence of haute horology, such as attention to detail or the beauty of the embellishment of a simple or highly complicated movement, is the subject of great attention at Parmigiani Fleurier and is the reason for its international recognition.

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Tonda PF Split-Seconds Chronograph
Tonda PF Split-Seconds Chronograph Sale price$169,100.00

The Origins

The Beginning

Michel Parmigiani, a young watchmaker and restorer, opens "Mesure et Art du Temps,” a traditional workshop devoted to restoring antique timepieces.

The sandoz family foundation

Parmigiani Fleurier is created and officially inaugurated at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne on May 29, 1996

birth of the manufacture

The company embarks on a journey to become a true manufacture. In May of 1999, the Sandoz Family Foundation acquires Les Artisans Boîtiers, a workshop that melds precision manufacturing with manual craftsmanship to produce high-end watch cases.

Acquisition of Atokalpa and Elwin

Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center expands with the integration of Atokalpa, a manufacturer of trains, pinions, and microgears. By 2005, the company is able to industrially produce balance wheels and springs, pallet forks, and escapement wheels. Elwin, a leader in precision bar turning, joins the same year, supplying all the hardware for mechanical movements.

Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier is born

In January 2003, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier is created to furnish high-end movements for Parmigiani Fleurier watches at the highest level of technicality and finishing. Its research and development department is tasked with producing a vast range of complicated calibers.

Creation of Quadrance et Habillage

In December 2005, the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center expands with the creation of Quadrance et Habillage, a specialist maker of watch dials with unmatched expertise in guilloché épargnage, electroplating, transfers, and engraving.

Michel Parmigiani’s 60th

The ultra-slim Tonda 1950 is released in 2010; introducing the PF700 series of calibers. Its name evoking the year of the founder’s birth and its design embodying his most fundamental aesthetic principles.

Unveiling the Hippologia

The maison unveils a table clock and automaton representing a mare and her foal galloping across the desert. This unique piece combines the expert craftsmanship of watchmaking, automaton creation, crystal work, and numerous decorative arts.


Parmigiani Fleurier launches the Tonda GT. That same year, the maison wins the Innovation Prize at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix with the Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar, the first wristwatch based on the Islamic lunar calendar.

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