New: Parmigiani Tonda PF Automatic 36

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Parmigiani extends their very popular Tonda PF Automatic collection with a new smaller 36mm piece.

Press Release information with commentary in italics.

New: Parmigiani Tonda PF Automatic 36

The new Parmigiani Tonda PF Automatic 36 is available in 3 variants –

  • Ref: PFC804-1020001-100182 – SS with platinum bezel and silver sand dial SGD 30,690
  • Ref: PFC804-2020001-200182 – rose gold case and bracelet, deep ruby dial SGD 82,100
  • Ref: PFC804-1020002-100182 – stainless steel with platinum bezel, warm grey dial with baguette diamonds SGD 41,300

Prices inclusive of GST.

Commentary

The Tonda was given a new lease of life when Guido Terreni took over as CEO in January 2021. Guido was the key figure behind the release of Bvlgari’s very successful Octa series, and has taken quick steps to revive the ailing collection lineup in Parmigiani. The release of the new lineup for the Tonda PF, the Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante, the Tonda PF Skeleton, the Tonda PF Tourbillon. This new lineup for Tonda has breathed new life into the collection. The new guilloché is remarkable in its simplicity and perfection. Small enough to just about appear as a flat dial at distance, but appearing as a magnificent pattern at close quarters.

The new Tonda PF line is now attracting high interest, and is going the way of the waiting list syndrome watches, the likes of the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. This is for a watch, in its earlier guise was a lukewarm commercial success at its best day out. Great work in not only the redesign, but also in Guido’s stance against the grey and black markets. The new Tonda PF currently is not found to be sold in such murky waters, and remain the purvue of the authorised dealers, unlike its predecessors, which often appear at high discounts.

In a recent meeting with Guido in Singapore, he told us that he will not forget the smaller watch market, including watches for ladies. And he has shown his sincerity with this release of 36mm automatic Tonda PF. The novelty is not limited to feminine wrists, but are also suitable to grace the smallerwrists of some men.

The new watch features a new automatic movement- the Caliber PF770 in place of the PF703 found in the 40mm version. Retail price is also slightly less than the 40mm which retails for SGD 36,160 instead of SGD30,600.

We have reached out to Sincere HH, the authorised dealers for Parmigiani for a hands-on session, and will revert with a detailed review once we have done so.

Release details

Parmigiani Fleurier, presents the new Tonda PF Automatic in 36 mm “DO SMALL, THINK BIG”

Vintage flavour for a contemporary timepiece

Slightly reduced in size, retaining the emblematic wide dial opening, and hosting a new in-house automatic movement, the Tonda PF Automatic 36mm is the brand’s affirmative response to the many requests for a version of this timepiece in a format adapted to a slenderer wrist. It also speaks to the growing demand for smaller sizes and the “vintage” flavour they evoke.

The Tonda PF Automatic is the purest embodiment of the brand’s spirit. Its assertive identity is expressed through complimentary values of design discretion, a wide dial opening, subtle chromatic variations, and uncompromising finishes. All these values persist in the new Tonda PF Automatic, reinvented today with a diameter of 36mm.

The latest generation of the Tonda PF Automatic proudly upholds the stylistic codes that Parmigiani Fleurier so deftly established for its predecessor: fluid and harmonious integration of the case and bracelet in 18ct rose gold or steel, knurled bezel, and finely guilloché minimalist dials with baguette-cut diamond hour markers set invisibly. Three new colour variations debut to mark the transition to this new format: Silver Sand and Warm Grey for the steel versions with a platinum bezel and Deep Ruby for the full 18-ct rose-gold version- sobriety, discreet elegance in line with the chromatic palette favoured by Parmigiani Fleurier.

The three new Tonda PF Automatics beat to the rhythm of Calibre PF770. In accordance with the standards enforced at Parmigiani Fleurier, this new movement, developed to fit into the new 36mm case and endowed with a 60-hour power reserve, meets the highest finishing requirements, including bevelled steel and decorated surfaces. The 22ct rose gold, skeletonized oscillating weight is adorned with the PF logo, floating in the centre of a sapphire plate.

Far beyond offering a simple reduction in diameter, the Tonda PF Automatic 36mm broadens the scope of the collection while remaining perfectly in harmony with its DNA, which transcends the traditional categorization of timepiece genres.

Parmigiani Tonda PF Automatic 36 Specifications

Tonda PF Automatic Steel Silver Sand

Ref: PFC804-1020001-100182

CALIBER

PF770 – AUTOMATIC WINDING MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 28,800 Vph (4 Hz)
Jewels: 29

No. of components: 179
Diameter: 25.6 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, beveled edges
Oscillating weight: 22ct rose gold, skeletonized, polished and sand-blasted

CASE

Polished and satin-finished stainless steel with platinum 950 knurled bezel Diameter: 36 mm
Thickness: 8.6 mm
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm, screwed-in

Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number – “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER” Water resistance: 100 m

DIAL

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

HANDS

18ct gold rhodium-plated, skeletonized delta-shaped

BRACELET

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

Tonda PF Automatic Rose Gold Deep Ruby

Ref: PFC804-2020001-200182

CALIBER

PF770 – AUTOMATIC WINDING MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 28,800 Vph (4 Hz)
Jewels: 29

No. of components: 179
Diameter: 25.6 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, beveled edges
Oscillating weight: 22ct rose gold, skeletonized, polished and sand-blasted

CASE

Polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold with knurled bezel Diameter: 36 mm
Thickness: 8.6 mm
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm, screwed-in

Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number – “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER” Water resistance: 100 m

DIAL

Color: Deep Ruby
Finishing: Grain d’Orge guilloché
Indices: hand-applied rhodium-plated appliques set with 12 baguette diamonds, FG-VVS – 0.36 ct

HANDS

18ct rose gold, skeletonized delta-shaped

BRACELET

Polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold Closure: 18ct rose gold folding clasp

Tonda PF Automatic Steel Warm Grey

Ref: PFC804-1020002-100182

CALIBER

PF770 – AUTOMATIC WINDING MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 28,800 Vph (4 Hz)
Jewels: 29

No. of components: 179
Diameter: 25.6 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, beveled edges
Oscillating weight: 22ct rose gold, skeletonized, polished and sand-blasted

CASE

Polished and satin-finished stainless steel with platinum 950 knurled bezel Diameter: 36 mm
Thickness: 8.6 mm
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm, screwed-in

Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number – “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER” Water resistance: 100 m

DIAL

Color: Warm Grey
Finishing: Grain d’Orge guilloché
Indices: hand-applied rhodium-plated appliques set with 12 baguette diamonds, FG-VVS –0.36 ct

HANDS

18ct gold rhodium-plated, skeletonized delta-shaped

BRACELET

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

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