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The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante Makes A World Premiere

THM Desk
28 Mar 2023 |
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Parmigiani Fleurier is rewriting watchmaking in its two-pronged quest for purism and innovation. All of the new Parmigiani Fleurier models showcased at Watches and Wonders 2023 stand out from the crowd thanks to their rarity, meaning, form, and content.

Parmigiani Fleurier is pushing the boundaries of watchmaking with world premieres, a platinum celebration, and an exceptional trilogy, all while staying true to its roots and retaining its signature purity, discretion, and minimalist sophistication. As of last year, enthusiasts have been invited on a journey that has been described as "initiatory," with the goal of "revisiting horological complications to ensure user-friendliness."

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante Makes A World Premiere

There's strength in numbers! At Watches And Wonders 2023, Parmigiani Fleurier unveils the TONDA PF Minute Rattrapante, a world premiere that maintains functional continuity with the TONDA PF GMT Rattrapante introduced in 2022. The TONDA PF Minute Rattrapante is not the only groundbreaking product to come out recently.

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante Makes A World Premiere

In 2022, the TONDA PF GMT Rattrapante made waves as a world premiere that propelled the concept of "complication" in the horological industry towards intuitive innovation. Naturally, Parmigiani Fleurier continues this line of thought with the introduction of a brand new world premiere, the TONDA PF Minute Rattrapante. The concept behind its creation was to reimagine a standard watchmaking function and aid in its development into a game-changing breakthrough. The basic idea is that the graduated bezel on a diver's watch can be replaced by the movement. As a result, the interface is friendly to users, the text is easy to read, and the process of activating the feature appears straightforward.

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This new enhancement to the function allows the minutes to be displayed in both five- and one-minute increments, while TONDA PF GMT Rattrapante only allows for hour-by-hour differentiation between local and home time. The dial has an hour hand and two superimposed minute hands (the rhodium-plated gold one is the premier one, so it shows in real-time with the hour hand). Its 18k rose gold "second hand" is hidden and can count down the minutes in either five or one-minute increments. The rose gold hand can be advanced by either pusher; using the one at 8 o'clock advances the time by five minutes while using the one at 10 o'clock advances the time by one minute. Once the rhodium-plated hand reaches where the 18k rose gold hand is, the elapsed time will be considered complete. In a manner analogous to the split-seconds function, it is reset using the crown-integrated pusher.

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante Makes A World Premiere

This feature allows for precise minute calibration on demand, for a given time period, for any event or situation where keeping track of the passing minutes is necessary. The difference is jarring. This is a challenging scenario, but it's true to the spirit of Parmigiani Fleurier. Pure and essential proportions with refined aesthetic codes and finishes characterize the TONDA PF Minute Rattrapante.

A sophisticated system that is in tune with the brand's ethos thanks to its intuitive design, high efficiency, and ease of use. The TONDA PF Minute Rattrapante is a timepiece with great formal simplicity, created to become one with the aesthetes who make it their own, much like a tailor crafts the folds formed by the drape of a fabric.

Technical Specifications:

Hours and minutes: 18ct gold rhodium-plated
skeletonized delta-shaped
Minute rattrapante : 18ct rose gold skeletonized
Hours, minutes, minute rattrapante

Polished and satin-finished stainless steel
Closure: stainless steel folding clasp

Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 21,600 Vph (3 Hz)
Jewels: 35
No. of components: 271
Total diameter: 32 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, Perlage
Oscillating weight: 22ct rose gold micro-rotor,
Grain d’Orge guilloché

Color: Sand Grey
Finishing: Grain d’Orge hand-guilloché
Indices: hand-applied 18ct gold
rhodium-plated appliques


Polished and satin-finished stainless steel
with platinum 950 knurled bezel
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10.7 mm
Crown: Ø 5.5 mm with 18ct rose gold pusher
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number –
Water resistance: 60m