Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT
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In a world of minimalistic approaches to luxury sports watches, Swiss Parmigiani Fleurier goes above and presents something awe-inspiring. The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT collection is no different, a sports chronograph range packed to the brim with attention to detail and expert finishing.
About Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watches
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT range is one that stands out from the other offerings from the Swiss brand but also fits the overarching design perfectly.
While many watches would take a utilitarian or elegant route, Parmigiani Fleurier chooses to tread both paths and create something unique - something that'll show taste and prestige while keeping up with your high-activity lifestyle. In a segment dominated by integrated bracelet offerings, Parmigiani Fleurier takes a unique approach to the luxury sports chronograph.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT History
The Parmigiani Fleurier brand itself isn't all that old, as Michel Parmigiani only launched the brand in 1996. With the addition of their first factory in 1999, Parmigiani Fleurier was set to create some high-end Swiss timepieces.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT is relatively young in comparison, as the line of watches was only launched in 2020, and it is a range of sporty, luxurious chronographs that are different from the other offerings by other high-horology brands.
Parmigiani Fleurier is also famous for other lines, such as the Toric collection, a dress range built upon the same exquisite finishing methods of the Tonda GT but equipped with severely intriguing complications. There's also the Tonda PF collection that features a similar design approach to the Tonda GT but with a more minimalistic approach.
How Much Do Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watches Cost?
Parmigiani Fleurier is certainly a niche brand, and not only is it niche, but it's a brand that executes immense attention to detail. That said, prices for the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT range are not as ridiculous as some of the prices of the 2020 horology boom would have you believe.
|Parmigiani Fleurier PFC906-1020001-400181 Tonda GT Chronograph Stainless Steel
|Gray dial with Clou Triangulaire guilloché motif with gray subdials and matching gray vulcanized rubber strap
|Parmigiani Fleurier PFC903-2020002-400181 Tonda GT Chronograph Rose Gold Granata
|Equipped with an 18K rose gold case and mounted on a textured Granata red rubber strap, this Tonda GT is presented with the famous white "Triangular Hobnail" Guilloché dial
|Parmigiani Fleurier PFC903-1500140-B10082 Tondagraph GT Rose Gold Silver Black on Bracelet
|A full 18K rose gold case matched with a three-link rose gold bracelet, a white "Triangular Hobnail" Guilloché dial, and contrasting black subdials
|Parmigiani Fleurier PFC910-0000141-B00182 Tonda GT Steel Bicolor on Bracelet
|A time-and-date-only Tonda GT presented in steel with a white "Triangular Hobnail" Guilloché dial and powered by the Parmigiani PF044 movement
|Parmigiani Fleurier PFC906-0000140-X01482 Tondagraph GT Steel Silver Black on Strap
|Presented with the Clou Triangulaire guilloché dial with black subdials and a matching black rubber strap
What's Unique About Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watches?
The segment of luxury sports chronographs is largely dominated by integrated bracelet models, all either Genta designs or trying to emulate this design. The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT range differentiates itself by not having an integrated design and making every single aspect of the watch something special rather than just one defining characteristic.
Every aspect, from the guilloché dial to the fluted bezel to the highly polished chronograph pushers, is executed to extremely high standards, setting the model apart from other big hitters in the segment.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Movements
Parmigiani Fleurier has been producing some of the most beautifully finished in-house movements since 2003, when Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier was created. The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT range consists mostly of chronographs.
However, there are some other offerings available as well. The PF071T automatic chronograph movement is an evolution of the caliber PF316, first introduced by the brand in 2016. It is COSC chronometer-certified, features a 36,000 bph beat rate, and a skeletonized 22k gold rotor.
The PF043 automatic caliber is equipped with several complications, including an annual calendar, chronograph, big date, and small seconds. It features Côtes de Genève stripes and sustains 45 hours of power reserve. Lastly, the PF044 is an in-house movement featuring 45 hours of power reserve, decorated with circular Côtes de Genève on the bridges, and beats at a frequency of 4 Hz.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watch Colors
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT range is rather subtle, seeing as the brand wishes to appeal to classic collectors. The most common color schemes include a white "Triangular Hobnail" Guilloché dial matched with contrasting subdials, including light gray, black, and burgundy colored subdials. The subdials match up with the strap the watch is presented on, creating an eye-catching look.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watch Materials
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT wishes to appeal to the classic collector but also offers some pieces for those starting off their journey. The most common material used in the Tonda GT range is steel, but several models are presented in 18K red or rose gold. Most of the models are presented on a bracelet, but several models are presented on a vulcanized rubber strap.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watch Types
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT range was initially introduced as a chronograph range but has since expanded to include some other complications as well. That said, the entire model range remains a high-luxury sports watch range and will be unlikely to be confused with a dress piece.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watch Complications
The first Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT was introduced as a chronograph. However, as mentioned, the range has expanded to include a couple of other complications as well, such as the 'Big Date', a rather interesting and unique complication, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT range has a few models that feature a big date complication at the 12 o'clock position. Some of the higher-end models even include an annual calendar, displaying the date and the month.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Sizes
The entire Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT range is presented with a 42mm case, including the time-only models. However, the time-only models do come in slightly slimmer as compared to the chronograph models, 11.2mm and 14.3mm, respectively.
Buying Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watches
If you pop over to the Parmigiani Fleurier website you'll be greeted with "Only an official Parmigiani Fleurier retailer is authorized to sell and service a Parmigiani Fleurier watch", and there certainly are not a lot of those.
If you are looking to purchase one online, you're in luck! Exquisite Timepieces offers both online and in-person services at their boutique, and they offer many other models than just the Tonda GT range.
Caring for Your Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watch
If you're buying a luxury watch, you'll want to take care of it. You might be in a position to purchase several models. However, taking care of each one ensures the functionality of the watch, the aesthetics, and the value is retained.
Thus, you'll need a trustworthy source for all these services. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized retailer for Parmigiani Fleurier watches, meaning they are in a position to service your watch. Furthermore, they offer polishing services, testing of movements, and a host of other services pertaining to your timepiece.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GTs FAQ
When was the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT chronograph released?
The Parmigiani Fleurier brand is rather young, as the brand was only established in 1996. That said, the Tonda GT range is even younger still, only being released in 2020.
How much is a Tondagraph GT?
There are several different Parmigiani Fleurier models at different price points, and the Tondagraph GT can run you anything from $23,000 up to $77,000.
Find your new Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT watch with Exquisite Timepieces
Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized retailer of all Parmigiani Fleurier models, including the Tonda GT range. Each sale is presented with a full warranty and includes free insured shipping. You are also offered the opportunity to speak to a watch expert who'll help you with any purchase you are looking to make.