Introducing Girard-Perregaux’s Exclusive DLC Titanium Bi-Axial Tourbillon

The Girard-Perregaux, known for its traditional watchmaking and a history that spans over a century, has presented quite a unique and eccentric watch with this Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Bi-Axial Ti-DLC watch. As the name suggests, this timepiece features a tourbillon that rotates around two axis. The Tourbillon Bi-Axial Ti-DLC comes in a case that measures 45 millimeters in diameter and 18.5 millimeters in height. The case is made of titanium that is treated with Diamond Like Carbon (DLC). This unconventional looking case, which combines a black DLC and main plate coating with lugs and bezel with brushed finish, houses a movement with the highest of quality.

 

Just wow

The titanium case houses the caliber GP E0201 that was developed in-house Girard-Perregaux’s workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds. This manually wound mechanical movement runs at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz) and has 28 jewels. The tourbillon consists of 113 parts and weighs about a slight 0.80 grams. This tourbillon combines tow concentric cages, which are the internal and external cages. Each cage makes a full rotation in its own time. The internal cage, which bears a balance wheel, balance spring, and escapement, rotates in an external cage and this cage completes a full turn on its axis in one minute and fifteen seconds. The balance wheel with balance spring rotates inside the internal cage in 45 seconds. One full revolution is achieved in three minutes and forty-five seconds. What is cool about this watch is the movement of the tourbillon’s two cages, balance wheel and escapement on multiple axises can all be viewed and appreciated by looking at the face of the watch.

Technical Specifications of Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Bi-Axial

 

Case

  • Titanium case with DLC coating
  • Diameter: 45 mm
  • Height: 18.50 mm
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Sapphire case-back secured by 6 screws
  • Water resistance of up to 30 meters

Movement

  • Girard-Perregaux GPE0201, mechanical with manual winding
  • Dimensions: 15 1/3 lignes (34 millimeters fitting diameter)
  • Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz)
  • Tourbillon: 113 components, 0.80 grams, one complete revolution in 3 minutes and 45 seconds
  • Variable inertia balance fitted with gold adjustment screws
  • Balance spring – Phillips curve; Geneva Stud
  • 28 Jewels
  • 18k gold barrel bridges and central bridge
  • Power reserve – 72 hours, two coaxial barrels
  • Functions – Bi-axial Tourbillon, hour, minute

    Limited edition – 8 pieces

    Alligator strap with folding buckle

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