Watch & Jewellery
WHEN STEEL LOOKS LIKE MONEY: Parmigiani Fleurier's Tondagraph GT
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Parmigiani Fleurier
'Tondagraph GT' is limited to 250 pieces
'Tondagraph GT' is limited to 250 pieces
'Tondagraph GT' is limited to 250 pieces

There are those who love a wristwatch that weighs no more than a few pieces of paper. Fair enough if you’re winning championships like Rafael Nadal. Then, there are some who appreciate the feeling of cold steel on flesh and the real weight of hard metal. It’s the kind of wristwatch that makes you feel like it’s been earned rather than just the result of a cash transaction. The Tondagraph GT fits this billing to a tee and it comes with the kind of good looks that is in that sweet spot between old school and fresh fit. The sleek integrated steel bracelet is polished where it’s supposed to be polished and brushed where it’s supposed to be brushed; there’s even a slight rework of the fluted bezel and lugs that have cameoed in Parmigiani Fleurier’s other finely tuned wares. Mind you, this is still intended to be an upmarket sporty timepiece, one that you won’t want to break sweat in but will do the job for the ‘gram when you’re posing in your ride.

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