The Parmigiani Tonda PF Does Away with the Date

Designed for the purist.

At Watches & Wonders 2024, Parmigiani Fleurier is launching the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date, a concise sports watch clearly catered to those who want just two hands. Featuring a “Golden Siena” (or “salmon”) dial in its inaugural guise, the new Tonda PF barely deviates from the design of the original released in 2021, retaining the same case, proportions, and movement, but eliminates the date.

Initial thoughts

Among the sports watches launched during the integrated-bracelet-sports-watch fad, the Tonda PF stood out for its unique aesthetics that are neither boring nor flashy. While many of its competitors were often obvious derivatives of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus, the Tonda PF was more original and managed to retain some of the traditional design codes of Parmigiani’s more formal watches.

From a distance, it is challenging to tell the difference between the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date and the original. In fact, the only real difference lies in the dial design and colour. Although the differences are minimal, the salmon dial with a no-date layout offers a more refined aesthetic that will appeal to purists.

At CHF23,500, the watch is priced the same as the date version and like it, is a decent-enough value proposition. Though it seems expensive when compared to more affordable alternatives like the Louis Vuitton Tambour or Moser Streamliner, the Tonda PF is more affordable than the Royal Oak or a Nautilus (which are mostly unobtainable at retail, at least for now).

Golden Siena

Labelled “Golden Siena”, the dial on the new Tonda PF strikes a different tone from the predominantly dark colours found in the rest of the line. The 18k white gold hands, applied indices and logo, as well as barleycorn guilloche are identical to past models. Notably, the dial decoration is traditional guilloche done on a hand-operated straight-line engine.

The rest of the watch remains unchanged from the earlier version and retains the compact dimensions with elegant profile. Inspired by the same bezel found on the Toric, the knurled bezel is platinum, while the case and bracelet are steel.

The arched drop lugs are soldered onto the case, allowing them to be finished separately. As a result, the lugs are mirror polished on the top and brushed on the side, with a polished bevel separating the two. This finish continues on the bracelet, which is naturally integrated into the case.

The PF703 inside is decorated with Côtes de Genève and sports a micro-rotor in platinum that is finished with barley guilloche that echoes the dial decoration. A thin movement with a single barrel, the calibre has 48 hours of power reserve, and beats at 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz).

Key facts and price

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date
Ref. PFC914-1020021-100182

Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 7.8 mm
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 100 m

Movement: PF703
Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours

Strap: Matching bracelet with folding clasp

Limited edition: No
Availability: Starting April at Parmigiani Fleurier boutiques and retailers
Price: CHF23,500

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