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Girard-Perregaux – 150 and counting
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Girard-Perregaux – 150 and counting

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
By The FHH Journal editors
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The Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Bridges shows no signs of ageing, even as it celebrates its 150th year – the opportunity to introduce a new model to this iconic collection.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillons Trois Ponts d'Or
Girard-Perregaux Tourbillons Trois Ponts d'Or

It is the emblem of the Maison. The work of a lifetime. That of the watchmaker Constant Girard, who in the mid-1850s began work on this almost minimalist construction that has become the brand signature. In 1867, the Tourbillon with Three Bridges won its first chronometry prize from Neuchâtel Observatory. The saga began…Today, a new 40 mm-diameter Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges joins the Bridges collection. In a size attuned to contemporary standards, its 18K pink gold case teamed with a black alligator leather strap secured by a triple folding clasp provides a transparent frame for the calibre and its signature characteristics. The absence of a dial ensures clear views of the movement – distinguished by its imposing lyre-shaped tourbillon carriage featuring three parallel arrow-type bridges – comprising 257 parts entirely assembled and decorated by hand. The 79-part carriage weighing barely 0.278 grams is driven by a unidirectional micro-rotor automatic winding system, visible through an openworked barrel. In addition to its tourbillon, this Haute Horlogerie watch with a 50-hour power reserve displays the hours, minutes and seconds.

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