I don’t know exactly why, but Parmigiani Fleurier isn’t a brand we often discuss in the Fratello office. For some reason, the brand often passes just below our radar. Maybe it simply has something to do with the fact that its watches are out of budget for most of our team members. However, whenever we see one or write about a new release, the watches always impress us with their looks and refinement. That’s certainly also true of today’s novelty, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date.

At last year’s edition of Watches and Wonders, Parmigiani Fleurier expanded the Tonda PF collection with six new models. This year, however, only two new versions join the lineup. First, there’s the Tonda PF Skeleton in platinum, and then there’s the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date that I’ll cover in this article. And, just like its name already reveals, it’s certainly not a radical new design. But removing the date from the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor does fit very well with CEO Guido Terreni’s vision of discreet and timeless refinement. Let’s take a quick look.

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date

As mentioned, this new version of the Tonda PF isn’t all that different from the original 2021 design. The round stainless steel case still has a 40mm diameter. The platinum bezel has a finely engine-turned edge, while the rest of it bears a mirror polish. The case connects to the bracelet with its elegant lugs, which, from the side, almost look like water droplets. They display a brushed satin finish on the sides and a high-polished finish on the top. That brushed and polished theme continues on the bracelet, which perfectly matches the design and finish of the case.

Parmigiani Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date

The new Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date has a soft Golden Siena dial. On it, you’ll find Parmigiani Fleurier’s signature barley-grain guilloché finish. This pattern has been applied by hand, just like the delicate rhodium-plated hour markers. They are placed on the edge of the main dial and transition to the slightly recessed minute track. The 18K gold delta-shaped hour and minute hands are partly skeletonized and plated with rhodium. And because the date window was removed, the only other feature on the dial is the applied Parmigiani Fleurier logo, which sits proudly at 12 o’clock.

No date, no problem

Through the fairly simple and unprotected screw-down crown at three o’clock, you operate Parmigiani’s PF703 automatic movement. It gets its power from rotations of the platinum micro-rotor, which is visible through the sapphire window on the back. Just like the dial, the micro-rotor is decorated with a barley-grain pattern and the brand’s logo in the center. Because of this, it almost looks like the wings of an angel. Furthermore, the bridges display a Côtes de Genève finish, while the mainplate bears a liberal helping of perlage.

This is actually the same movement as the one in the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor with a date. That means that it runs at a 21,600vph frequency, features 29 jewels, and holds a power reserve of 48 hours. It also means that it’s still 3.07mm thick and that the watch isn’t any thinner. That wouldn’t be particularly necessary, though, since it’s still just 7.8mm thick overall. And that thickness probably also helps the watch maintain its 100m water resistance rating.

Parmigiani Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date

My impressions

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date is the perfect embodiment of the discreet refinement I referred to in the intro. It’s true that the ton-sur-ton date disc never really bothered me. But it’s also true that this no-date dial looks so very clean. It matches very well with the elegant shape of the case, lugs, and bracelet. With its price of CHF 23,500, it’s still not really in my watch budget. But the next time we compare elegant time-only watches in the office or an article, Parmigiani will certainly deserve a mention.

If you’d like more information on the new Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date, please visit the brand’s official website. Also, let me know in the comments below what you think of this no-date version of the Tonda PF.

Watch specifications

Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date
Golden Sienna with barley-grain guilloché and applied rhodium-plated indices
Case Material
Stainless steel with platinum bezel
Case Dimensions
40mm (diameter) × 45.6mm (lug-to-lug) × 7.8mm (thickness)
Case Back
Stainless steel and sapphire crystal
PF703: automatic with a platinum micro-rotor, 21,600vph frequency, 48-hour power reserve 29 jewels, Côtes de Genève and Perlage decoration
Water Resistance
10 ATM (100 meters)
Stainless steel integrated bracelet with push-button butterfly clasp
Time only (hours, minutes)
CHF 23,500