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Geneva Watch Days: Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges

Celebrating the 230th anniversary of Girard-Perregaux with the reintroduction of its iconic Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges timepiece.

The year was 1867 when Girard-Perragaux first launched the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges. The moment it was announced, the timepiece became an instant and now enjoys an iconic status. What the brand did with the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges is bring to the forefront three functional parts of the watch that is typically hidden, hence making the invisible visible.

With the launch of the 2021 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges for Geneva Watch Days, the brand takes this design philosophy forward but this time with a twist. This time around, the Maison has launched the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges with three Neo Bridges made from pink gold. This is the first time that the Girard-Perregaux has used red gold to form the bridges of the timepiece.

Now coming to the construction of the watch, the three bridges of the watch not only supports the gear train, tourbillon and the barrel but also helps in acting as the mainplate. This makes the bridges look like t is floating mid-air and adds to the aesthetic of the watch. The upper and lower surfaces of the pink gold bridges is coated with black PVD and painstakingly chamfered by hand using a small piece of boxwood (an age-old tradition) giving it a perfect finish.

When it comes to the other parts of the watch, the watch plays with three-dimensional forms giving its some interesting architecture. The barrel and the gear train are positioned along a north-south axis with the former arranged in the upper portion of the dial. The tourbillon can be found on the lower half of the dial and is surrounded by an lyre-shaped cage that is a historical design that dates back to the 19th century. A blued hand on the cage rotates at a 360 degree angle eery minute and serves as a small seconds display.

The Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges comes in a 44mm 18k rose gold case with the automatic GPO9400-1273 movement beating within.

Technical Specifications:

Name: Tourbillon with Three Flying Tourbillon

Reference No: 9926-52-001-BA64

Case:

Material: 18K Rose Gold

Diameter: 44mm

Height: 15.52mm

Glass: Sapphire anti-reflective crystal 'box'

Caseback: Sapphire crystal 'box'

Water Resistance: 30 metres (30ATM)

Dial:

Three bridges in gold on the front side covered with black PVD

Three bridges in titanium on the backside covered with black PVD

Hands: Skeletonised, 18K pink gold, 'Dauphine' type with luminescent

Movement:

Reference: GPO9400-1273

Self-winding mechanical movement'sDiameter: 42mm

Height: 9.45mm

Invisible mainplate

Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h -3 Hz

Number of components: 260

Number of Jewels: 27

Power Reserve: 60 Hours

Functions: Tourbillon, hours, minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon cage

Tourbillon

Tourbillon cage composed of 79 components weighing only 0.250 grams

Strap:

Material: Black alligator with rubber effect

Buckle: 18K pink gold triple folding buckle

The timepiece will be delivered with an additional black alligator strap with gold effect.

Price: INR 1.10 crore

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