The new DLC titanium case with three bridges tourbillon watch reinterprets the movement technology created by Girard-Perregaux in the 19th century and undoubtedly brings the watchmaking process to the third millennium. Level, let the mechanical structure of clocks leap to the level of dynamic art.
The courage to innovate has always been driven by pure conviction, and slogans of outstanding people who routinely create new models. The three-bridge tourbillon watch has been an amazing work since its birth. Its unparalleled minimalist craftsmanship has been circulating for 150 years. Still renowned throughout the watchmaking world. With the advent of the new century, Girard Perregaux continues to innovate, giving this classic design a new look. The new tourbillon watch, developed by the watchmaking team of Girard Perregaux Manufacture, is closely related to the taste changes of watch enthusiasts, but always pays attention to quality, pursues perfection, and keeps up with the technological essence of the times. The original intention remains unchanged. The new three-bridge tourbillon watch validates the technical potential of Girard-Perregaux GP, highlights its glorious history, and reflects the value of its heritage.
Traveling between history and modernity
Just a glance is enough to make people understand how the new three-bridge tourbillon watch interprets its style principles without departing from the design blueprint as much as possible. The new three-bridge tourbillon watch uses a new aesthetic concept, combining modern and trendy design with its pioneering craftsmanship and materials that it has always been proud of, attracts and maintains the attention of watch lovers, and reaches the most Good effect. The newly shaped bridge plate, with its curves, highlights the infinite power of this watch, like the one exhibited by Constant Girard-Perregaux at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889 and won a gold medal The watch expresses this concept with the geometric design of its bridge.
The bridge to the future
The structure of the three bridges allows the world to see every detail in a hollow way, while making them lighter. The three bridges are made of titanium. This metal weighs almost half the weight of steel. Each bridge is sandblasted and then covered with PVD coating, so that it presents the exclusive quality of high-end watches. This hollow The three-bridge structure is a tribute to modern architectural styles and is sometimes seen as a redefinition of the laws of the universe’s gravity. This view is quite reasonable, because the arched sculptural support of the tourbillon frees the balance spring from the influence of gravity and realizes the innovation of timepieces, so it has extraordinary value.
In order to maximize the three-dimensional effect and attract the wearer’s eyes-and then capture the wearer’s heart, engineers and watchmakers redesigned the dial, and also used a black sandblasting process to allow the center of the dial to absorb light and deepen the perspective. This irregularly fragmented center formed by three intertwined light gray circles creates a sharp contrast in color. The delicate dial is also designed as a bezel, protected by raised crystals, forming a large window where you can watch the amazing tourbillon. This tourbillon is also made of titanium, and like the traditional stainless steel version, it is top-level watch-finished, with a ‘textured’ surface and hand-chamfered ridges. The tourbillon rotates one minute per minute, with a diameter of 14.44 mm. It is equipped with 80 parts. The total weight is only 0.25 grams. When it is timed to cycle, each balance spring is adjusted by a series of gold screws. hertz.
Shape and number processing art
This new three-bridge tourbillon movement has a superb mathematical structure that achieves perfect balance. At first glance, I would think that this GP09400 movement is composed of only a few parts. In fact, it contains 245 parts inside. They are divided into a collection of sub-components to assist the movement to complete its operation, and all tourbillon components are polished to the highest watchmaking standards. At the same time, this tourbillon is also the result of the large-scale development of selected technologies including Girard-Perregaux’s unique processes such as automatic winding.
Amazing continuous power
Take the platinum automatic disc as an example. It can wind the barrel spring and is placed under the barrel, instead of surrounding the barrel like the other three-bridge tourbillon. This special design thanks to the use of a larger diameter barrel, which accommodates longer springs, giving the watch a power reserve of up to 60 hours. The watchmakers chose this style of design, so that the teeth on the barrel were lost and replaced by a screw wheel. The screw wheel is engraved and chamfered, with six arms, forming a unique decoration like a turbine blade, and its repetitive patterns also appear on the other visible screw wheels of the movement.
The essence of the new tourbillon
Obviously, the new three-bridge tourbillon watch with a DLC titanium case and an alligator leather strap with a diameter of 45 mm and a water resistance of 30 meters has a transparent case back. The bottom cover gives watch enthusiasts a glimpse of the internal parts of the movement, which also includes a design specifically used to capture the three-bridge tourbillon rotation process. Therefore, the arrow-shaped bridge can be seen through the entire movement from the bottom cover. Also, you can see a seven-string harp-shaped ratchet and other parts of the movement at 12 o’clock. In addition, the entire movement is designed with multiples of multiples of 3 or 3, and is processed in accordance with Girard-Perregaux’s strictest watchmaking tradition.
Girard Perregaux’s new three-bridge tourbillon watch
DLC coated titanium case
Diameter: 45 mm
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Titanium engraved with GP logo
Pointer: Crown Princess style pure gold skeletonized pointer
Bottom cover: Sapphire crystal, fixed with six screws
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Girard Perregaux GP09400-0002 movement
Automatic mechanical movement
Movement diameter: 36.6 mm (16 law minutes)
Thickness: 8.21 mm
Vibration frequency: 21,600 times per hour-(3 Hz)
Power reserve: at least 60 hours
Number of gems: 27
Component parts: 245
Main dial: PVD coated and sandblasted
Three bridges: three PVD-coated titanium bridges, arrow-shaped, sandblasted
Clockwork box: The upper screw wheel is cut out, chamfered, polished, ring grained and engraved
Tourbillon frame: contains 80 parts, total weight is 0.25 g
Rotate once a minute
Hand-chamfered and polished upper and lower frames
Balance wheel: variable moment of inertia function, with gold fine adjustment screw
Gossamer: Philip End Curve
Winding system: Platinum miniature rotor, assembled on the same axis as the barrel
Function: Tourbillon, hour, minute, tourbillon small seconds
Hand Stitched Black Alligator Strap
PVD coated titanium folding clasp on ceramic surface
Reference number: 99270-21-0000-BA6A