The heritage of Girard-Perregaux’s acclaimed Tourbillon with three gold Bridges places itself squarely in the twenty-first century. Combining noble materials and a high-tech finish, its elegance and majestic architecture underscore its singular character. A rarity limited to 50 pieces.
Fashioned in pink gold, the case and the bridges form a striking contrast with the color of the main plate. Its matte anthracite coating is the result of a particular combination of precious materials similar to platinum and draws on cutting-edge technologies. Other elements, such as the barrel, the lower gearwheel bridges and the bridge supports, adopt this finish, resulting in a stunning visual effect.
In a bold leap across time, this limited edition of the Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges offers a new take on a movement whose origins date back to the end of the 19th century. Drawing on the latest technological progress, it concentrates rare technical and Manufacture expertise within its delicately curved Art Deco-inspired case.
The satin-finished skeletonized bridges, with their pure, contemporary geometry, are the fruit of extremely delicate design: first finely openworked, they are then carefully hand-polished. Seven days are necessary to obtain a perfect finish, since the numerous closed angles form a considerable challenge. The tourbillon system also requires special attention, as its 72 components must be meticulously assembled inside a diameter of just 12 millimeters. To cap these feats, a precious matte anthracite coating gives this timepiece its distinctive personality.
The self-winding caliber GP9600 movement has an integrated micro-rotor housed under the barrel, patented by Girard-Perregaux. The mechanism’s architecture, also visible through the sapphire back is further enhanced by the matte anthracite-coated components. The Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges is a formidable demonstration of the Manufacture’s expertise. In other words, how aesthetics and technique manage to reinvent and renew the rules of the watchmaking art.
GIRARD-PERREGAUX VINTAGE 1945 TOURBILLON WITH THREE GOLD BRIDGES Technical specifications
Pink-gold case with domed anti-glare sapphire glass Back: with anti-glare sapphire Dimensions: 36.10 mm x 35.25 mm Water resistance: 30 meters Crown: pink gold, engraved with GP logo Dial: matte anthracite surface treatment (NAC) on the mainplate Hands: gold regatta, diamond polished
Movement Girard-Perregaux 9600-0019, Mechanical self-winding Functions: Tourbillon, hours, minutes Dimensions: 28.60 mm x 30.30 mm Total thickness: 3.20 mm Jewels: 31 jewels Power reserve: minimum 48 hours Winding: automatic, hand-brushed platinum rotor Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Components Number: 257 Balance wheel: variable inertia with gold regulating screws (diameter 8.35 mm) Balance-spring: Breguet, Philips terminal curve Mainplate: anthracite (NAC) surface treatment, vertical guilloché on top, pearling and guilloché below, hand-polished angles Lower gear train bridge: vertical guilloché, hand-polished angles Barrel: engraved cover with hand-applied circular guilloché and brushing Rhodium-plated barrel, central and tourbillon bridges: in gold, hand-polished angles brushed top and edges Tourbillon: 72 components weighing a total of 0.3 grams one rotation per minute upper and lower carriages beveled and polished by hand escapement and pallet bridges beveled and polished by hand