Last year’s Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon was somewhat of a great and crisp looking piece. Typically, the idea of the three bridges by GP is exemplary and absence of advancement – regardless of whether thoroughly part of the DNA of the brand. Be that as it may, with the Neo-Tourbillon, GP brought an invigorating and contemporary understanding of this idea. This is both a complex development however planned in an exceptionally perfect and building way. Beforehand accessible in rose gold , the Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon with 3 bridges currently comes in a significantly more modern DLC covered Titanium case.
The idea of the Tourbillon with 3 bridges by GP is (evidently) basic: all the specialized components, beginning from the capacity of energy to the directing organ are situated vertically completely adjusted and held set up by 3 dainty bridges that cross the development evenly starting with one side then onto the next. On account of the Neo-Tourbillon, under the principal connect on the top, we can locate the fundamental barrel (that conveys here energy for 60 hours power save). The upper wheel of the barrel is skeletonized, inclined, cleaned, round grained and engraved. Directly in the middle sits the pivot of the hands with, just beneath, the awkward extra person wheel of the stuff train. At long last, the last extension holds the one-minute tourbillon and its flimsy lyre-molded drifting enclosure. That’s it in a nutshell. The outcome is an effectively justifiable watch that appropriately feels mechanical yet in addition exceptionally clean with fresh lines all at the equivalent time.
That said, the Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon DLC Titanium utilizes the well known idea of the three bridges. For the most part, they are produced using gold and then patiently formed, angled and cleaned – as you can see in the Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges . To have a more present day and compositional plan, the bridges of the Neo-Tourbillon are processed from titanium and sand-impacted wrapped up. This approach to make the bridges has 2 fundamental focal points: the first is the capacity to make a complex 3 dimensional shape (that are, because of the utilization of titanium, lighter). The second concerns the value, that is essentially diminished compared to hand-molded and hand-completed gold bridges. The development is completely covered with PVD and matte, leaving simply the versatile components on show: barrel, wheels, hands and tourbillon are hence featured to perfection.
This same black scheme is has now additionally been applied to the entire watch. The powerful 45mm case comes in titanium coated with black precious stone like-carbon (DLC). The results of the utilization of titanium are numerous. To start with, it is a light piece of haute horlogerie, regardless of whether it stays a huge watch. Likewise, titanium is known to be strong and safe. Accordingly, this metal covered in black blends impeccably with the idea of an advanced and design watch. At long last, cost will be underneath the 18k rose gold release. Perhaps the coolest element of the Neo-Tourbillon is the shortfall of bezel and the utilization of a huge boxed gem that gives a noteworthy and itemized look of the dial and development from each angle.
The purpose behind this exceptionally perfect dial is straightforward: the lone piece of the stuff train noticeable is the focal wheel. The lay is situated on the rear of the watch, implying that the escapement wheel, the first and second wheels are noticeable from the situation back and not on the front. Same goes for the energy segment. From the case back we can detect a pleasant fastener week (shape like a grand sonnerie style winding wrench) and a twisting wheel with spokes helping us to remember the tourbillon’s cage.
As numerous specialized components are situated on the top side of the dial, the development of the Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon is fairly straightforward – which doesn’t mean it isn’t coming with the typical and sublime GP finish – frosted main plate with cleaned slanted points, angled wheels, black cleaned screw-heads and chamfered black covered top bridges.
Last highlight of this development: it is a programmed type. You will be unable to see it from the start sight yet the Caliber Girard-Perregaux GP09400 features a platinum miniature rotor found just beneath the fundamental barrel. Regardless of whether it includes a tourbillon (that by itself comprises 80 components) and a self-winding instrument, this development is made of just 245 components. Once in a while, less is more.
The Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon is a new, current and breathtaking watch. It restores the famous idea of the brand with an engineering plan without losing the foundations of the old pocket watches made by GP. This new version in Black DLC Titanium is much more intriguing as it brings a significantly more contemporary and lively look to this piece. Cost: 133.000 Swiss Francs (reminder: the 18k Rose gold was valued at 145.000 Swiss Francs).
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- Case: DLC Coated titanium, width of 45 mm, sapphire “defensive arch” precious stone in the front and sapphire gem sheet in caseback
- Movement: Calibre GP09400-0002, 21,600 vph (3Hz), 60 hours of force hold, self-winding, 245 components, mainplate PVD treatment and a sand-impacting finish, three titanium bridges with PVD treatment, bolt formed, angled and sandblasted, one moment tourbillon, hours and minutes
- Strap: hand-sewed black crocodile calfskin strap, Folding clasp with PVD Titanium sharp edges and earthenware cover