Girard-Perregaux – Vintage 1945 – Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges 70th anniversary edition

The Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Vintage 1945 collection. Two limited editions create an exceptional link between eras, with the legendary Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon in the iconic Art Deco-inspired casing of the Vintage 1945 collection.

What better than the iconic movement of the Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon and its symmetrical architecture to celebrate the anniversary of the Art Deco-inspired casing of the Vintage 1945? Few Swiss replica watchmaking designs have the rich history of the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges. In the nineteenth century, Constant Girard-Perregaux devoted many years to studying and building various escapement systems, in particular with tourbillon. His developments guided him towards majestic architecture: he redesigned three arrow-shaped bridges to hold the mobile parts of the movement and arranged them in parallel fashion, aligning the barrel, the gears and tourbillon on the same axis. He thus embodied a totally innovative concept: the movement was no longer just a technical and functional element, but a full-fledged design element. The perseverance and ingenuity of the La Chaux-de-Fonds watchmaker were rewarded in 1889 when the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges won a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition.

Several decades later, this movement continues to drive the Girard-Perregaux timepieces with the same requirements. The Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges imposes its iconic architecture and continues a tradition based on exceptional manufacturing and finishing criteria. The three parallel arrow-shaped Bridges create a perfect balance on the movement whose shape is adapted to the Vintage 1945 case. The combination of favourite Art Deco materials highlights the strength and character of this timepiece.

Entirely handmade, the finishing requires such dexterity that it can only be carried out by a few artisans at the top Breitling replica watches uk of their art. The pink gold Bridges are rounded-off: their chamfering gives them a rounded shape, over their entire length, a perfect curve. The light glides over and is reflected on their “mirror polished” finish, offering a fascinating contrast with the matte finish of the main plate. The Tourbillon is also the subject of particular attention, its 80 component parts being assembled within a space only 10 mm in diameter. To maintain its oscillations, Girard-Perregaux has chosen automatic winding with a platinum micro-rotor positioned under the barrel. It is an ingenious solution that leaves the architectural majesty of the movement intact.

Two limited editions are available. One of 18 watches in white gold and the other consisting of 8 watches, also in white gold and set with 112 baguette-cut diamonds whose geometry radiantly highlights the lines of the elegant rectangular case. Girard-Perregaux has chosen an invisible setting, one of the most complex techniques in the production of jewelled best replica watches uk, juxtaposing the gems side by side in such a way that no metal is visible. The back is satin-finished and engraved with the commemorative logo of the 70th anniversary of the collection. Both models are available with a black alligator strap with a white gold folding clasp, set with 8 baguette diamonds for the jewelled version.