Parmigiani Fleurier Embraces Stealth With Their Newest Launch
On the subject of its Tonda PF line, Parmigiani Fleurier shows an obvious want to maintain issues clear, which we expect will need to have motivated the creation of the Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante. As we famous briefly on Luxuo.com, the rattrapante perform right here pertains to how the hand indicating the second time zone behaves, not the presence of a chronograph. We’ll say on the outset that this can be the final word look ahead to the connoisseur who desires an objectively particular watch that can also be stealthy. That could be a huge declare, we all know, however we will simply again it up.
Initially, one take a look at the watch and you’ll see that there isn’t any flyback chronograph to be discovered right here. It isn’t hiding in plain sight or something like that. This can be a fuss-free two-time zone watch, with the extra perform of being on-demand. Utilizing the pusher at 8 o’clock strikes the white gold hour hand ahead by one hour, whereas revealing a second hour hand in purple gold. This purple gold hand will stay tied to house time whereas the white gold hand now signifies native time; utilizing the pusher at 3 o’clock will get the white gold hand gliding throughout the dial to as soon as once more take its place over the purple gold hand, the place each then transfer ahead as regular. In follow, we expect this works greatest when making an attempt to handle occasions in two nations or time zones for brief intervals, from the second you arrive to the second you permit.
Within the press presentation in Geneva, Parmigiani Fleurier referred to as this watch a primary for wonderful watchmaking, and whereas we will consider one instance that works equally (extra on that in our total story on Watches & Wonders) it doesn’t do the identical factor. Splitting hairs right here is pointless as a result of the Fleurier manufacture has delivered a singular watch, in its personal approach. As a result of the complication right here is just energetic when referred to as upon, it’s certainly a stealth possibility. When in motion, it appears to be like for all of the world like a daily two-time zone watch, strengthening the stealth credentials. The one factor that provides it away is that provocative pusher at 8 o’clock, which from a design standpoint provides a ferocious quantity of asymmetrical wrist-presence. Effectively, with a gown shirt or jacket, the pusher on this 10.7mm watch will successfully be invisible, however we digress.
As with the common Tonda PF, the dial is adorned with wonderful grain d’orge guilloche. The rose gold hand is matched on the case by the rose gold pusher on the crown. That’s the pusher that syncs up the hour palms as soon as the necessity to observe two time zones has handed.
Motion: Automated calibre PF051 with on-demand second time zone, with flyback perform; 48-hour energy reserve
Case: 40mm in metal with platinum bezel; Water resistant to 60m
Strap: Metal bracelet
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