The Flying Bridges Collection By Girard-Perregaux Includes A Pink Gold Tourbillon Watch Priced At $156,000
Watchmaker's 230th anniversary was celebrated with the three-dimensional timepiece.
A new high-flyer has just landed at Girard-Perregaux.
In Geneva Watch Days, this week's mini-festival, the Swiss watchmaker introduced a new tourbillion with three flying bridges on Monday. Its 44 mm diameter was designed to honor the company's 230th anniversary and features 18 karat pink gold on all three bridges for the first time. It also serves as a mainplate, and its black PVD coating transforms its luster into something of a wearer's secret while supporting the geartrain, barrel, and tourbillion.
An entire day is required for skilled artisans to create each flying bridge, which is hand-cut using small pieces of boxwood. Following the release of the Perregaux Free Bridge model in 2020, the new watch will be the final reference to join the manufacturer’s Bridges collection.
However, it is a timepiece that was created using traditional haute horlogerie techniques, despite appearing contemporary. At 12 o'clock, the tourbillion is positioned and its cage has a lyre-shaped design that dates back to the 19th century, with a blued hand serving as a small second display. Despite its ultra-modern design, however, the movement is constructed of Grade 5 titanium and weighs just 0.25 grams, resulting in a 60 hour power reserve.
The three-dimensional tourbillion's barrel, gear train, and tourbillion are orientated north-south, so despite its complexity, it still has a clean, uncluttered dial. Even more intriguing is that the barrel sits at the top of the dial, above a white gold micro-rotor that utilizes wrist motion as power source. The vertical sides of the rotor are engraved with the model's name in a subtle detail. This watch is finished with a pink gold folding buckle and an alligator strap.
Girard-Perregaux's Tourbillion with Three Flying Bridges is now available for $156,000 from authorized retailers worldwide.