Fact: In 1867, Girard-Perregaux’s (GP) Tourbillon with Three Bridges won its first chronometry award from the Neuchâtel Observatory. Development on these watches began a few years prior, in the mid-1850s, and since then, they’ve become an iconic signature piece of the brand. Now, in honor of the watch’s 150th anniversary, the brand has released a new 40mm version of its Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges.
Easily identifiable as a ‘Three Bridges’ watch thanks to its open dial, the new timepiece sports distinctly classic proportions – besides measuring 40mm in diameter, the 18K rose-gold case is just 11.55mm thick. Both dial and movement are protected by sapphire crystal, and both sides of the watch offer an attractive view of the calibre.
The watch is fitted with dauphine hands, and shows the wearer hours and minutes, while the tourbillon at the six o’clock position shows running seconds. The watch is offered on a black alligator leather strap, with a pink-gold triple folding clasp. The watch also has water resistance of 30-metres.
Sitting inside the watch is the in-house GP09600-0030 self-winding calibre that beats at 3Hz, and offers a power reserve of 50-hours. The calibre comprises 257-components all of which are assembled and decorated by hand. Of note, the tourbillon cage measures just 10mm across and consists of 79 parts weighing 0.278g.
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