New Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge Watch

Feb 15, 2013
Girard-Perregaux proudly presents its new 1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge watch. The novelty reflects the rich heritage of the brand – the sophistication of the tourbillon complication and the immaculate elegance of Haute Horlogerie timepieces.

The new Girard-Perregaux watch has been created in two limited edition versions – in white or pink gold, limited to 5 and 25 pieces respectively. The case of the model measures 40 mm in diameter. The pink or white gold crown is engraved with the brand’s logo. The face, protected by an anti-glare sapphire crystal, is framed by a satin-brushed bezel.

The silvered dial is decorated with a sunburst motif inspired by the classic watches of the time. The dial makes one feel its unique aesthetic balance enhanced by four applied hour markers. The time is indicated by leaf-shaped hour and minutes hands, also in pink or white gold.

The heart of the novelty is the famous Girard-Perregaux caliber GP 09600, a self-winding mechanical movement. The architecture and decorations of the mechanism have been inspired by the pocket tourbillons born in the 19th century. The 228-component, 31-ruby movement, beating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, gives an advantage of a 48-hour power-reserve.

The lavishly decorated tourbillon paralyzes the glance at 6 o’clock. The carriage is mounted with help of gold adjusting screws. It is manually chamfered and polished, along with the escapement and pallet bridges. The tourbillon bridge demonstrates an original “bassiné” shape with rounded arms.

The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant.

The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge watch is teamed with a brown or black alligator strap.

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