2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Parmigiani Fleurier. Apart from this jubilee, celebrated with an impressively advanced pocket watch, it was additionally an essential yr for the model with the presentation of a brand new visible id and of the primary assortment developed below the steering of its new CEO, Guido Terreni, the Tonda PF, a moderately private tackle the luxurious sports activities watch with built-in bracelet. Following our hands-on critiques of the spectacular split-second chronograph and glossy micro-rotor mannequin, we are actually looking on the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Annual Calendar in a heat, luxurious pink gold model.
The luxurious sports activities watch class is, unquestionably, the most well liked model of watch as of late. Quite a few manufacturers have responded to this pattern, however the Tonda PF is certainly not a replica of the usual luxurious sports activities watch we’re accustomed to. It stands out with a definite persona, deriving its originality from a mixture of hallmark Parmigiani Fleurier codes, such because the tear-drop lugs or the knurled bezel, and trendy traits like its built-in bracelet seamlessly flowing from the case. The annual calendar model is available in a 42mm case with a comparatively svelte profile at 11.1mm. As you come to count on from Parmigiani Fleurier, the ending is impeccable all through and the watch really radiates delicate craftsmanship.
Its heat gray dial is adorned with a particularly effective grain d’orge guilloche sample and the model’s new oval PF brand is utilized at 12 o’clock. Its structure is balanced, clear and legible. The retrograde date is displayed by a crescent moon-tipped hand on the periphery of the dial, liberating area for the opposite indications. The day of the week, the month and the phases of the moon are proven respectively at 9, 3 and 6 o’clock. The subdial markings are printed in barely recessed areas, which is a pleasant contact that additional helps legibility.
Aventurine is used to create a starry night time backdrop for the moon part and the cut-outs within the dial help you learn the lunar part for each hemispheres. Final however not least, the small faceted indexes are paired with openwork delta-shaped arms.
Flip the watch over and the exhibition caseback affords a pleasant view of the in-house computerized calibre PF339. Based mostly on the PF331 with an extra module for the Retrograde Annual Calendar and its precision moon part, this 27.1mm motion runs at a 4Hz frequency and shops as much as 50 hours of energy reserve on two collection mounted barrels. The moon-phase mechanism solely requires correcting as soon as each 122 years, assuming it’s stored working that complete time in fact. The ornament is finely executed; the model is conventional with Geneva Stripes, bevelled angles, perlage and a 22-carat openwork rotor emblazoned with the model’s PF brand.
The annual calendar is a helpful complication. It routinely retains observe of the proper calendar indication for months of 30 or 31 days, leaving the proprietor to manually regulate the date every year as an alternative of 5 instances. Plus, the Parmigiani annual calendar is calibrated for 29 days in February, which suggests each bissextile year, you don’t have to fret about adjusting it in any respect. It completely befits the Parmigiani Fleurier’s understated magnificence, one thing noble and complex however not too loud or essentially apparent to others at first sight. That is very true for the metal model of the Tonda PF Annual Calendar … however even the mannequin we had for overview felt comparatively discreet for a full-gold watch on bracelet!
On the wrist, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Annual Calendar wears pleasantly because of its comfy built-in bracelet and ergonomic lugs. It’s secured to the wrist by a folding buckle.
Availability & Worth
The value of the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Annual Calendar is about at CHF 35,000 for the stainless-steel model (which incorporates a platinum bezel) and CHF 70,000 for the pink gold we had for overview. Each are a part of the everlasting assortment and should not restricted. For extra data, please go to www.parmigianifleurier.com.