Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon With Three Gold Bridges

Last May, Girard-Perregaux revealed a piece unlike any on the market. Inspired by timepieces from the end of the 19th century, the piece harkened back to another time. Despite it’s vintage roots, the piece had a certain modernity, giving it an overall timeless effect. This piece was the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges.

 

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges features a case and bridges fashioned from pink gold, brilliantly contrasting the the anthracite coated gray tone of the main plate. Each bridge is given special attention, first openworked and then carefully hand-polished. Each skeletonized bridge is completed with delicate hand-guilloching. A total of seven days is required to obtain a perfect finish on the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, due to the number of close angles and minute details. This attention to detail gives the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges a distinct look.

 

The intricate inner workings of the piece also received special attention. The tourbillon within the piece requires the assemblage of 72 components, which are assembled in a diameter of 12mm. Inside the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges beats the self-winding caliber GP9600, which features a micro-rotor beneath the barrel. The detailed insides of the piece can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back.

 

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges features a power reserve of 48 hours, demonstrating a perfect blend of craftmanship and technological skill.

 

Getting your hands on one of these spectacular pieces may be a bit difficult, however, as the edition was limited to a total of 50 pieces.

 

To learn more about the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, visit www.girard-perregaux.com.

 

-Written by Selena DiGiovanni

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