New and Reviewed: Parmigiani Tonda PF Sport Chronograph

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The Parmigiani Tonda PF Sport collection expands with the addition of three new Chronograph models. We spent considerable time with the watches at WWG24, during the Deployant x Parmigiani Event and then again for a private session with photography to bring you this comprehensive review.

New and Reviewed: Parmigiani Tonda PF Sport Chronograph

The Parmigiani Tonda PF Sport Chronograph is available in three colour variants viz, Milano Blue, Artic Grey and London Grey. Retail is set at SGD 46,600, inclusive of GST. We note that the prices for all the steel Tonda PF Sport Chronograph watches are now set at SGD 46.6k, up from SGD 43.9k in late 2023. Due to the increase in the Singapore GST from 8% to 9% effective 1 January 2024.

The case, dial and hands

The three novelties are additional variants to the Tonda PF Sport Chronograph released in November 2023. The launch release had the models were offered in two variants. A rose gold cased version as well as a steel cased watch with panda style black sub-dials. We carried a comprehensive review of the stainless steel model Silver Black with black subdials.

The three novelties released today is the exact same watch as the steel model we reviewed, but with three colour options. The Milano Blue model features the signature Parmagiani blue which they named after the Italian city. The blue is applied to the sub-dials and on the peripherial chapter ring. The hue takes on a deep character with contrast almost as good as the release steel model’s black, but we think perhaps has more soul as the blue injects a colour compared to the colourless black. The watch is equipped with a dark blue rubber strap matching the hue on the dial.

The second model is what PF calls the London Grey. In this model, the sub-dials and periphery ring is in a rather dark grey. Also with strong contrast. Accompanied by a light grey strap.

And the final novelty is probably our favourite. The Artic Grey injects a younger and livelier atmosphere to the watch. Though named grey, the hue is more a pale, almost pastel blue which exudes a quiet charm. And coupled with the matching light blue rubber strap, it looks fresher and less serious than its more contrasty brethren.

The movement

The movement remains the very accomplished PF070 which has appeared in the launch versions of the PF Sport Chronograph as well as the PF Chronograph. The movement features a full rotor in 22k rose gold and features excellent finishing which is de rigueur for Parmigiani.

All the typical and expected haute horlogerie finishing details are present. From the differential finishing of sand blasting and high polish highlighted in the movement as well as appropriate skeletonisation of the bridges.

The competitive landscape

The competitive landscape remains unchanged from what we have discussed in the review of the launch model. We refer you to the Competitive Landscape section of the earlier review.

Concluding thoughts

Another light touch from Guido Terreni, showing that with small, but the right changes, one can keep a collection fresh, and desirable. We consider this release to be another triumph on Parmigiani’s cap.

These novelties should appeal to a younger collector crowd, and as the Parmigiani release blurb says, “A sports watch in its essence and nature, but whose appearance and treatment place it more on the side of elegant watches reserved for purists.” The case size of 42mm wears smaller than the specification suggests, wrapping around my 7.25 inch wrist very nicely indeed.

Parmigiani Tonda PF Sport Chronograph Specifications

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph


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