The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon With Three Gold Bridges

  Mmmmm - the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon With Three Gold Bridges in pink gold?  If you are a GP enthusiast this may sound just a little bit familiar, it is more or less the same model presented in 2009.  But it matters not, if you flutter like a moth towards the flame that is exclusivity, then rest easy - just 50 pieces of each pink gold edition will be/have been made and that's a small number in a big horological world.



This pink gold edition features a new anthracite backdrop for the trio of arrow-headed bridges, it is a small detail but one which will ensure that the already dramatic movement alignment is even more effective, such is the contrast.  The GP 9600 movement is a showcase for the brand, one which they continue to nurture,  bestowing on it their most talented and patient Master Watchmakers.  These are individuals who consider it no inconvenience that the skeletonisation and polishing of the bridges will take days of meticulous handcrafting, these are individuals who acknowledge that the 72 parts of its tourbillon must be arranged in the confines of just 12 millimeters.  Not only that, these are individuals who relish these challenges.


Patented in 1884 in pocketwatch form, the concept first appeared in its miniaturised wristwatch form placed in a rounded case in 1991, but it is the Vintage 1945 case which best personifies the calibre.  The lines, curves and angles - pure Art Deco - conform with the neatly lined up bridges in complete accord in ways which a rounded case simply cannot.


The Three Gold Bridges movement created by Constant Girard-Perregaux caused a sensation and earned him a gold medal at the 1889 Paris Universal Exhibition -  reveal this Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 edition in a room full of watch aficionados and a sensational reaction followed by hushed reverence will be guaranteed.


More GP limited editions??


The White Gold Edition - limited to 50 pieces

Or how about a Laureato case edition with three "blue spindel" bridges?

Or something completely different - a Girard-Perregaux with a Ferrari on the caseback....


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