Girard-perregaux Launches Dual-axis Tourbillon Watch

Girard Perregaux Biaxial Tourbillon with Sapphire Crystal Bridge Tantalum Watch
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 The biaxial tourbillon watch is made of high-tech materials: its iconic design is inspired by a tourbillon pocket watch from the 1860s; however, the overall style is still full of modernity. Girard-Perregaux’s new dual-axis tourbillon sapphire crystal triple bridge tantalum metal watch has an innovative timing design concept, with the purpose of technical precision and aesthetic perfection. New limited edition of 12 pieces. The dual-axis tourbillon watch uses tantalum as the material, a new interpretation of the GP Girard-Perregaux history and traditional avant-garde way. This blue-gray metal is rugged, ductile and corrosion resistant, and is commonly used in the chemical, electronics and aerospace industries. In addition to the above characteristics, tantalum metal also adds a masculine beauty and modern style to the watch.

 Girard Perregaux Biaxial Tourbillon with Sapphire Crystal Bridge Tantalum Watch

 The three bridges made of sapphire crystal highlight the pure aesthetic characteristics and personality of the watch. The sapphire crystal bridge is black metalized to enhance the visual impact, which is both imaginative and majestic. Gold, stainless steel, beryllium bronze alloy, and grade 5 titanium alloys each exert their strengths, optimize the mechanical device of the dual-axis tourbillon, and enhance the effectiveness of parts. The level of sophistication of the tourbillon is amazing: the two frames consist of more than 110 parts and weigh only 0.8 grams. The bottom plate is carved with a traditional circular lathe, plus a gray effect for balance, and the barrel is accentuated by an oval decoration, which is the representative style of the famous parallel three bridge white copper pocket watch created by ConStant Girard in the 1860s.

 Girard Perregaux Biaxial Tourbillon with Sapphire Crystal Bridge Tantalum Watch

 The fascinating rotation of the biaxial tourbillon is clearly visible from both sides of the case. The tourbillon consists of two concentric frames, which make the balance wheel and escapement rotate at multiple angles. The inner frame is equipped with a balance wheel and an escapement system, which makes one revolution every 45 seconds, the outer frame makes one revolution at 1 minute and 15 seconds, and it takes 3 minutes and 45 seconds to make a full circle. Beautiful like a ballet dance in the air, the changing rotation angle further enhances the accuracy of the escapement and balance wheel.

 The design of the new dual-axis tourbillon watch was inspired by the end of the nineteenth century and became a link between different historical times. The watch incorporates the latest technology and uses rare manufacturing techniques. Constant Girard’s pocket watches opened a new era in fine watchmaking at the time, receiving first prizes from the Neuchâtel Observatory and a special prize at the Paris World Exposition of 1867. Today, GP Girard-Perregaux pays tribute to this history with its bold reinterpretation of classics. This also proves that Girard-Perregaux watchmakers and designers have the outstanding talent for continuous innovation based on rich historical heritage.

 Girard Perregaux Biaxial Tourbillon with Sapphire Crystal Bridge Tantalum Watch