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GPHG 2023 Nominee - Men's Complication - Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante
By SENATUS Magazine | 17 October 2023

Innovation in terms of complications, paired with simplicity of use: true to the spirit of the brand, Parmigiani Fleurier presents Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante, a new world premiere following on from Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante. After superimposed hours hands comes the turn of superimposed minutes hands! They sum up the brand's approach: rethinking functionalities to adapt them to contemporary needs.

Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante caused a sensation in 2022 as a world first reinterpreting the meaning of horological "complication" by propelling it towards intuitive innovation. Parmigiani Fleurier is naturally pursuing this theme by presenting a new world première: Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante. Its birth was guided by the idea of reinterpreting one of the most common watchmaking functions while helping it evolve to become an absolute innovation. The basic premise: to perform the function usually operated by the graduated bezel on a diver’s watch via the movement itself. The result: user friendliness, excellent legibility and apparent simplicity right the way through to activating the function.

While Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante enables a distinction between local and home time in one-hour increments, this new development of the function now serves to display the minutes to in five- and one-minute increments respectively.

The dial features an hours hand along with two superimposed minutes hands – of which the first in rhodium-plated gold indicates real time coupled with the hours hand. It conceals the other hand in 18ct rose gold, which will calculate the minutes in five- or one-minute increments on demand. In both cases, a pressure on either pusher will make the rose gold hand jump according to the desired increment: five minutes by the pusher located at 8 o'clock, one minute by the one positioned at 10 o'clock. The period of time to be measured will have elapsed when the rhodium-plated hand has reached the position of the 18ct rose gold hand. It is returned to its position by means of the crown-integrated pusher, in a similar way to the split-seconds function.

The function enables on-demand fine calibration of the minutes over a specific period of time for any occasion or event requiring measurement of the minutes count.

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