Influenced by a timepiece made in Art Deco style in 1945, the new Girard-Perregaux watch has been redesigned and brought into a contemporary context by the masters within the manufacture. The company’s brainchild is interpreted in a white gold case, with the dimensions of 36.10 mm x 35.25 mm. It is issued in a limited edition of 50 individually numbered pieces.
The watch face is covered by a glare-proofed sapphire crystal. The same glass is used for the case-back, secured by four screws. The water-resistance of the model is assured down to 30 meters.
Ticking inside the new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges watch is the brand’s proprietary automatic 9600C movement with platinum micro-rotor, mounted on the barrel arbor. It is composed of 257 individual parts, including 31 jewels.
The main assets of the caliber are its rhodium-plated skeleton bridges, which demonstrate their modern geometry. First hollowed and then thoroughly hand-polished, they demanded 7 days for the perfect finish to be created.
Just as well, the mechanism incorporates a variable inertia balance wheel with gold regulating screws and a rhodium-finished plate with hand-polished beveling. It is also guilloched above and circular-grained below.
Linked to the movement is also a tourbillon. It consists of 72 parts, which are skillfully arranged within the diameter of 12 millimeters. The heart of the model beats to the rhythm of 21,600 vibrations per hour and supplies a 48-hour power reserve.
The mesmerizing dial indicates central hours and minutes. The small seconds are displayed on the tourbillon mechanism.
A black hand-sewn alligator leather strap, closed with a white gold folding clasp, completes the features of the new Girard-Perregaux watch.
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