One of the most remarkable launches in 2022, the TONDA PF GMT Rattrapante, world premiere, renewed the genre of the horological complication by combining purity and minimalism with a resolutely innovative mechanism. This iconic timepiece returns in 2023 in an integral 18ct rose gold version, graced with a Milano blue dial featuring a finely barleycorn guilloché pattern.
The TONDA PF GMT Rattrapante appears totally unassuming at first glance, with hours and minutes sweeping gracefully around the broad dial. Yet beneath this traditional watch face lies a complication powering two superimposed hours hands, one in rhodium-plated gold and the other in rose gold. Pressing the 8 o’clock pusher makes the 18ct rose gold hand dedicated to local time perform a one-hour jump, revealing the rhodium-plated gold hand displaying home time. Once the dual-time information is no longer required, pressing the crown-integrated pusher enables the 18ct rose gold hand to resume its place above the rhodium-plated gold hand in the manner of a chronograph split-seconds hand.
The TONDA PF GMT Rattrapante is a perfect instrument for globetrotters juggling time zones. There is nothing superfluous on this sleek and elegant model indicating only the hours–in home-time and local-time mode–and minutes.
This original mode of operation, unique in watchmaking history, was achieved through the integration of a sophisticated and innovative mechanism. The implementation of this intuitive complication enables purists the luxury of choosing to free the dial surface from any time display that is unnecessary at that particular moment. This action reduces the amount of information to bare essentials, promotes instinctive reading and helps reveal the quality and care lavished on each detail.
Hours, minutes, split GMT
Local time hours and minutes: 18ct rose gold skeletonized delta-shaped
Home time hours: 18ct gold rhodium-plated skeletonized delta-shaped
Polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold
Closure: 18ct rose gold folding clasp
PF051 – AUTOMATIC WINDING MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT
WITH SPLIT GMT FUNCTION AND ROSE GOLD MICRO-ROTOR
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 21,600 Vph (3 Hz)
No. of components: 215
Total diameter: 32 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, Perlage
Oscillating weight: 22ct rose gold micro-rotor, Grain d’Orge guilloché
Color: Milano blue
Finishing: Grain d’Orge hand-guilloché
Indices: Hand-applied 18ct rose gold appliques
Polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold with knurled bezel
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10.7 mm
Crown: Ø 5.5 mm with “Back-home” pusher
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: Sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: Serial number – “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER”
Water resistance: 60m