At this year’s Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show, Girard Perregaux returns with a new masterpiece. This time Girard-Perregaux combines a prestigious high-speed three-axis tourbillon with a rotating globe and a precise moon phase display device carefully drawn with miniature drawing technology. These sophisticated and complex parts are integrated on the dial of a watch, allowing us to see the charm of fine watchmaking from the perspective of God. It is not only a visual feast, but also reflects Girard Perregaux’s skill in watchmaking And strong self-confidence.
The large dial is all-encompassing. This watch, which has more than one complicated function and precision parts, has a diameter of 48 mm. The atmospheric curved case, beveled bezel and arched lugs are made of rose gold. The thickness of the case is 18.66 mm, and the sapphire crystal cover includes two convex lenses, which provides sufficient space for the rotation of the triaxial tourbillon and the globe. The thickness of the convex lens is 21.52 mm. The silver dial is decorated with guilloché patterns, and the moon phase display is directly above. The miniature moon phase disk shows the moon phase map when the telescope was invented in the 17th century, which reproduces the moon in our eyes. With a high-precision mechanism, this astronomical moon phase indicator only needs to be calibrated once every 122 years and can be adjusted by a dedicated corrector at 2 o’clock.
At the top right of the dial is the hour and minute display, with rose gold Arabic numerals at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock. The crown prince-like hands are also made of rose gold and rotate rhythmically in the center. At 6 o’clock, the word ‘1791’ is engraved, which represents the year when Girard Perregaux was established.
Below the dial is a blue rotating globe that echoes the blue moon phase display above. A globe with a 24-hour rotation reads the time around the world instantly. The arrow pointer at the bottom of the 13mm-diameter aluminum sphere points to 12 noon, which is used to display day and night. The front of the dial shows where it is during the day and the back shows where it is at night. The globe is drawn by hand using miniature painting techniques. The map shows the world established in 1791 by the brand, which is quite memorable.
The tourbillon is a delicate device that can offset the effect of gravity on the watch. Girard Perregaux is the leader in manufacturing tourbillons. In addition to the wonderful interpretations of the previous two-axis tourbillon, a more advanced A sophisticated and sophisticated version-a three-axis tourbillon. As the name suggests, this high-speed tourbillon is equipped with a speed-regulating mechanism that acts on three rotating axes. This light-weight movement weighs only 1.24 grams and consists of 140 parts. Its inner frame features the GP Girard Perregaux’s iconic lyre since 1880. One rotation per minute, perfectly fits the second frame that rotates around the second axis and rotates every 30 seconds. Finally, the two are integrated into a third frame that rotates in two minutes. The three-axis rotation rotates like a dreamlike dance performance, only to present the most accurate timing.
This planetarium three-axis tourbillon watch comes with a black hand-stitched alligator strap and a rose gold triple buckle.
This watch is equipped with a manual winding movement GP09310-0001, with a diameter of 36.1 mm and a thickness of 16.87 mm. It consists of 386 parts and can provide at least 70 hours of power reserve. Through the transparent case-back structure, the movement is clearly visible. It has been carefully hand-finished and decorated with GP Girard-Perregaux’s signature characteristics: the arrow-shaped bridge, and the engraved eagle logo with the brand’s logo. The back chassis is sandblasted and black PVD treated to highlight the ‘night’ side of the day / night display, in contrast to the silver guilloché dial.
Summary: For 150 years, Girard-Perregaux has been dedicated to challenging gravity, and now it has once again demonstrated its ability to control high-precision movements. This three-dimensional ‘astronomical’ watch combines a three-axis tourbillon, a sphere that rotates for 24 hours and a astronomical moon phase. It draws on the essence of Girard-Perregaux watch DNA, combining professional watchmaking technology, iconic design and traditional craftsmanship.
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