Parmigiani Fleurier

Tonda PF Micro-Rotor Rose Gold

$40,400.00
Material
$40,400.00

ABOUT THE WATCH

The Tonda PF Micro-Rotor is the cornerstone of the modern Parmigiani Fleurier catalog. The case of the new Tonda PF measures 40mm, with a diminutive 7.8mm thickness. On the wrist, the steel version of the Tonda PF seems to vanish, feeling nearly weightless in steel. The case profile is distinctive and unmistakable thanks to its teardrop lugs which have been present in the Tonda range since its inception.

The curvature of the case compliments the wrist's natural shape and drapes like a well-made suit in a very ergonomic fashion. The bezel is a direct heritage to the Toric, while the teardrop lugs and case architecture borrows from the Tonda GT, released in 2019. This creation takes those same values and design codes and expresses them in a pure and minimal manner.

The dial bears the Grain d'Orge guilloché dial, an important finishing for the brand as it was used in the first Parmigiani Fleurier watch, the Toric Memory Time, a detail that allows for a homogeneous retelling of the first Michel Parmigiani creation.

The PF703 movement at the heart of the Tonda PF is the same ultra-thin micro rotor caliber found in former Tonda 1950 models, now with the addition of a date displaying at 6 o’clock. Though the watch is largely comprised of steel, the micro-rotor that powers the Tonda PF is made from the same 950 platinum as the bezel and wears the Grain d'Orge guilloché found on the dial. This rotor winds bi-directionally, allowing for an impressive 48 hours of running autonomy. The PF703 alleviates the fragility concern through INCABLOC shock absorption technology.

The PF703 is an impressive technical exercise but also boasts classical decoration in a way that compliments the understated nature of the watch as a whole. Perlage can be appreciated underneath the rotor and balance, while the bridges and main plate are layered with pelts of côtes de Genève. The bridges and jewel countersinks are all adorned with chamfered edges throughout. Although none of the elements that make up the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor are inherently new, it's worth highlighting the effort and respect for design codes that have been ever present in the Parmigiani Fleurier catalog. 

Its specific hands are made of solid gold. Slim and long, they’re almost entirely open-worked and of a completely new design. The bezel, a direct heritage from the Tonda collection, features a sleek, polished part and another that’s been knurled by hand and is crafted out of solid platinum 950 for the steel models. Rather than using the same steel as the rest of the case and bracelet, Parmigiani Fleurier has elected to work with this highly precious metal. Not for the sake of exclusivity but because it provides a better, shinier play with light and a more artisanal feeling once polished by hand.

FEATURES

Model: Tonda PF Micro-Rotor
Reference: PFC914-2020001-300182
Function: Hours, minutes, date
Material: 18k rose gold case
Dimensions: 40mm diameter; 7.8mm thick
Crystal: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Caseback: Transparent sapphire crystal
Dial: Matte Grain d'Orge guilloché dial
Lume: No
Caliber: PF703
Balance: Free-sprung variable inertia balance with gold inertia blocks
Balance Spring: Nivaflex®
Oscillating Weight:  Platinum 950 micro-rotor, Grain d’Orge guilloché
Shock Protection: INCABLOC
Power Reserve: 48 Hours
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Bracelet / Strap: Alligator, 18k rose gold signed clasp
Lug Width: N/A

ABOUT THIS BRAND

The Parmigiani Fleurier brand is a watchmaking adventure that began with the art of restoration. Created in Fleurier in 1996 and 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 automatons, dedicated his skill and knowledge to establishing his brand as a pillar of independent watchmaking.

The Sandoz Family Foundation, who had tasked a young Michel Parmigiani to restore its 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 outfit its manufacturing workshops with the means to produce exceptionally high-quality components. In less than 10 years, it achieved near complete vertical integration. In order to justify such an infrastructure, Parmigiani and its subsidiaries produced components and movements for some of the most prestigious watch brands. In its current form, it is one of the most complete manufacturing workshops in Switzerland and captures the very essence of haute horology.

THE DESIGN
The Tonda PF Micro-Rotor is the foundation of the modern Parmigiani Fleurier catalog. The case of the Tonda PF measures 40mm, with a diminutive 7.8mm thickness. On the wrist, the steel version of the Tonda PF seems to vanish, feeling nearly weightless in steel. The case profile is distinctive and unmistakable thanks to its teardrop lugs which have been present in the Tonda range since its inception. The curvature of the case compliments the wrist's natural shape and drapes like a well-made suit in a very ergonomic fashion. The teardrop lugs and case architecture borrows from the Tonda GT, released in 2019. This creation takes those same values and design codes and expresses them purely and minimally.

The dial bears the Grain d'Orge guilloché dial, an important finishing for the brand as it was used in the first Parmigiani Fleurier watch, the Toric Memory Time, a detail that allows for a homogeneous retelling of the first Michel Parmigiani creation.

The bezel, a direct heritage from the Tonda collection, features a sleek, polished part and another that's been knurled by hand and is crafted out of solid platinum 950 for the steel models. Rather than using the same steel as the rest of the case and bracelet, Parmigiani Fleurier has elected to work with this highly precious metal, not for the sake of exclusivity but because it provides a better, shinier play with light and a more artisanal feeling once polished by hand.

THE MOVEMENT

The PF703 alleviates the fragility concern through INCABLOC shock absorption technology. The PF703 movement at the heart of the Tonda PF is the same ultra-thin micro rotor caliber found in former Tonda 1950 models, now with the addition of a date displaying at 6 o'clock. Though the watch is largely comprised of steel, the micro-rotor that powers the Tonda PF is made from the same 950 platinum as the bezel and wears the Grain d'Orge guilloché found on the dial. This rotor winds bi-directionally, allowing for an impressive 48 hours of running autonomy.
The PF703 is an impressive technical exercise but also boasts classical decoration in a way that compliments the understated nature of the watch as a whole. Perlage can be appreciated underneath the rotor and balance, while the bridges and main plate are layered with pelts of côtes de Genève. The bridges and jewel countersinks are all adorned with chamfered edges throughout. Although none of the elements that make up the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor are inherently new, it's worth highlighting the effort and respect for design codes that have been ever present in the Parmigiani Fleurier catalog.

Model: Tonda PF Micro-Rotor
Reference: PFC914-2020001-300182
Circa: 2024
Material: Rose gold
Dial:
 Matte Grain d'Orge guilloché dial
Dimensions: 
40 mm; 7.8 mm
Movement: PF703
Bracelet / Strap: Tonda PF articulating bracelet 18k rose gold
Lug Width: N/A

Condition Report:


Included:
Watch, box and papers

Warranty & Authenticity:
The watch comes with the Greenwich Time 24 Month Warranty alongside a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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.

Warranty

All Orders Come With The Greenwich Time 24-Month Warranty

Customer Service

Full-Time Customer Service Team

Financing

Monthly Financing via our partner Affirm

AT A GLANCE

Overview

Model: Tonda PF Micro-Rotor
Circa: 2024
Dial: Matte Grain d'Orge guilloché dial
Includes: Watch, box and papers
Condition:

Case / Bracelet

Dimensions: 40 mm; 7.8 mm
Material:
Rose gold
Bracelet / Strap: Tonda PF articulating bracelet 18k rose gold
Lug Width: N/A

Movement

Reference: PFC914-2020001-300182
Caliber: 
PF703
Power Reserve: 48 Hours

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