It is almost time for WatchTime New York 2022, with the exciting event making its seventh annual return to Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 21-23. Joined by industry professionals and expert panelists, the event is a great opportunity for guests to have an inside experience with the year’s most coveted releases from over 30 participating brands.
Parmigiani Fleurier is among the incredible lineup, this year showcasing its Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante which made its debut at Watches and Wonders this year. The watch is an expansion of the Tonda PF collection that was originally released in August of 2021, and like that release the new model maintains the sophistication and refinement set by its predecessors. The design is adjacent to other GMT and rattrapante models on the market, yet it approaches the complications with an unexpected and subdued execution.
For the model’s exterior, Parmigiani Fleurier opts for polished and satin-finished platinum for the case, complete with a knurled bezel and 18-carat rose gold “back-home” pusher at 3 o’clock. The case measures 40mm in diameter with a height of 10.7mm.
The purely “milano blue” dial is complete with a guilloché texture and decorated with applied, 18-carat gold rhodium-plated, geometric indices. Ticking atop are two skeletonized hands indicating the local time and minutes in rhodium-plated 18-carat gold. Unlike many GMT designs, the dial omits a date window or 24-hour hand, instead opting for an understated expression of the complication via a sole, secondary 12-hour counter.
At 8 o’clock there is a pusher that, when pressed, causes the hour hand to jump forward in increments of one hour in order to set the watch for a second-time zone. As the hour hand moves, an 18-carat rose gold “home time” hand is revealed underneath that remains consistent with the original time zone. Pressing the rose gold pusher that is integrated into the crown repositions the rhodium-plated hour hand atop the “home time” hand in the same manner as a split-seconds chronograph hand.
Inside the model, the caliber PF051 operates behind a sapphire exhibition caseback. The automatic winding manufacture movement powers the split GMT function and features a rose gold micro-rotor. Côtes de Genève and Perlage decorations in rose gold throughout the finished movement complement the rose gold “home time” hand on the reverse.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante is available via the brand’s boutique and select Parmigiani Fleurier retailers, with pricing marked at $28,700.
To learn more, visit Parmigiani Fleurier, here.
And to learn more about WatchTime New York 2022 and buy tickets for the event where you can see this incredible model live and in-the-metal, visit our event’s site, here.