GIRARD-PERREGAUX - Vintage 1945 Tourbillion

GIRARD-PERREGAUX - Vintage 1945 Tourbillion with three gold bridges

Haute horlogerie, elegance and technology

The heritage of Girard-Perregaux’s acclaimed Tourbillon with three gold Bridges places itself squarely in the twenty-first century. Combining noble materials and a high-tech finish, its elegance and majestic architecture underscore its singular character. A rarity limited to 50 pieces.

GIRARD-PERREGAUX - Vintage 1945 Tourbillion with three gold bridgesFashioned in pink gold, the case and the bridges form a striking contrast with the color of the main plate. Its matte anthracite coating is the result of a particular combination of precious materials similar to platinum and draws on cutting-edge technologies. Other elements, such as the barrel, the lower gearwheel bridges and the bridge supports, adopt this finish, resulting in a stunning visual effect.

In a bold leap across time, this limited edition of the Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges offers a new take on a movement whose origins date back to the end of the 19th century. Drawing on the latest technological progress, it concentrates rare technical and Manufacture expertise within its delicately curved Art Deco-inspired case.

The satin-finished skeletonized bridges, with their pure, contemporary geometry, are the fruit of extremely delicate design: first finely openworked, they are then carefully hand-polished. Seven days are necessary to obtain a perfect finish, since the numerous closed angles form a considerable challenge. The tourbillon system also requires special attention, as its 72 components must be meticulously assembled inside a diameter of just 12 millimeters. To cap these feats, a precious matte anthracite coating gives this timepiece its distinctive personality.

The self-winding caliber GP9600 movement has an integrated micro-rotor housed under the barrel, patented by Girard-Perregaux. The mechanism’s architecture, also visible through the sapphire back is further enhanced by the matte anthracite-coated components. The Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges is a formidable demonstration of the Manufacture’s expertise. In other words, how aesthetics and technique manage to reinvent and renew the rules of the watchmaking art.

Movement Girard-Perregaux 9600-0019, Mechanical self-winding
Dimensions: 28.60 mm x 30.30 mm
Total thickness: 3.20 mm
Jewels: 31 jewels
Power reserve: minimum 48 hours
Winding: automatic, hand-brushed platinum rotor
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Functions Tourbillon, hours, minutes
Case Pink-gold case with domed anti-glare sapphire glass
Back: with anti-glare sapphire
Dimensions: 36.10 mm x 35.25 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
Crown: pink gold, engraved with GP logo
Dial Dial: matte anthracite surface treatment (NAC) on the mainplate
Hands: gold regatta, diamond polished
Bracelet/Strap Alligator strap
Folding clasp in pink gold
Retail Price Retail price 2012: approx. CHF 200,000 / € 165,000 / $ 215,000
References 99880-52-001-BA6A, Limited edition of 50