One of the mainstays of Girard-Perregaux’s assortment in the cutting edge time – which I characterize as starting with Luigi Macaluso’s acquisition of it in 1992 – has been the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges.
This tourbillon, which was made in 1867 by Constant Girard, has a particularly irregular plan that it stays representative of the Swiss brand right up ’til today. Normally, the Three Gold Bridges Tourbillon has encountered various advancements throughout the years to keep it interesting.
But none so particularly extremist as this one.
Honoring history with new design
At Baselworld 2014, Girard-Perregaux introduced the Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges, a generally significant re-issue of an old top pick. While it holds the first codes and engineering of Constant Girard’s oeuvre, the significant changes that have happened – however which are not so clear when taken exclusively – have to do with the state of the scaffolds, the gem, and the completely overhauled type. All of which invest this watch with a significantly more cutting edge, post-current spirit.
The spans, presently made of titanium, were updated to accommodate the longing for additional three-dimensionality, while skeletonization has outwardly helped the appearance. Beadblasting and covering the extensions with dark PVD gives a super present day contact, especially against the background of the base plate’s dim tone, which has been accomplished by first electro-plating with anthracite-hued ruthenium and afterward beadblasting.
The titanium tourbillon cage is currently bigger at 14.44 mm in distance across and the tourbillon itself comprises 80 components altogether. Its surprising shape echoes that of its noteworthy lyre-formed cage. Normally it is finely completed as a tourbillon cage ought to be, and it’s a given that this very hard to accomplish in titanium. The variable equilibrium has been electro-plated a dark tone to remain steady with the post-present day feel of the whole caliber.
Turning the copy watch reviews more than, one government operatives the long bolt formed extension crossing the full length of the plate that rehashes the scaffold topic on the dial side.
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Case: 45 x 14.45 mm, rose gold
Movement: programmed Caliber GP09400-0001 with miniature rotor
Capacities: hours, minutes
*This article was first distributed on Quill & Pad on March 29, 2014.