Girard-Perregaux Presents Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges

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Baselworld, 26 March 2014 – A radical reissue of an old tradition, the Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges ushers in the emblematic Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon into a new era of design and mechanical three-dimensionality.

 The Tourbillon with Three Bridges, an iconic timepiece created nearly 150 years ago by Girard-Perregaux, has undergone a quantum leap in design. The Manufacture has transformed its legendary Three Bridges model into a new standard in design and watchmaking craftsmanship. The architecture and codes from which it derives its strength and originality have been preserved: however the changes made are captured in the design of the Bridges, the shape of the crystal, and in the heart of the completely redesigned caliber. Crafted with an avant-garde spirit that breaks away from the norm, the Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges showcases the Manufacture’s potential for innovation and its ability to honor history while embracing the future.

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Technical specifications

 

Case: pink gold

Diameter: 45.00 mm

Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire

Case-back: sapphire crystal, secured by 6 screws

Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Girard-Perregaux movement GP09400-0001

Mechanical, self-winding movement

Diameter: 36.00 mm (16 ”’)

Thickness: 8.21 mm

Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)

Power reserve: min. 70 hours

Jewels: 27

Number of components: complete movement: 245; tourbillon cage: 80

Mainplate: anthracite ruthenium, sandblasting finish

Bridges: three titanium Bridges with PVD treatment, arrow shaped, beveled and sandblasted

Barrel: upper wheel skeletonized, beveled, polished, circular grained and engraved

Tourbillon:

  1. One rotation per minute
  2. Upper and lower cages beveled and hand-drawn, cage balanced with gold adjustment screws
  3. Escapement Bridges and pallet Bridge beveled and hand-drawn
  4. Tourbillon cage: titanium,0.25g in weight

Balance wheel: variable inertia with gold adjustment screws

Spiral: Phillips terminal curve

Winding: micro-rotor crafted in white gold assembled under the barrel

Functions: tourbillon, hour, minute, small second on the tourbillon

 

Black alligator leather strap with hand-stitches

Pink gold folding buckle

Source www.girard-perregaux.com