In relation to its Tonda PF line, Parmigiani Fleurier shows an obvious need to maintain issues clear, which we predict should have motivated the creation of the Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante. As we famous briefly on LUXUO, 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 massive declare, we all know, however we will simply again it up.
Initially, one have a look at the watch and you may see that there isn’t a flyback chronograph to be discovered right here. It isn’t hiding in plain sight or something like that. It is 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 crimson gold. This crimson 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 crimson gold hand, the place each then transfer ahead as regular. In observe, we predict this works greatest when attempting to handle occasions in two international locations 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 tremendous watchmaking, and whereas we will consider one instance that works equally (extra on that in our general 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 means. As a result of the complication right here is barely lively when referred to as upon, it’s certainly a stealth possibility. When in motion, it appears for all of the world like an everyday 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. Nicely, 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 embellished with tremendous 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 fingers as soon as the necessity to monitor 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
Worth: CHF 26,000
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