The former Dime Savings bank building at 9 Dekalb Avenue…
Girard-Perregaux has enjoyed a long history of producing some of the world’s most highly complicated watches married with a rich sense of design. In 1860 Constant Girard-Perregaux introduces his first tourbillon with three bridges, and 150 years later the brand has come a long way.
This year at SIHH, GP introduced a new limited edition tourbillon with three golden bridges. The bridges of a watch provide stability and support for the finely tuned movements of the mechanism, and are not usually shown as a design element. However, Girard-Perregaux is known for this design element, and the result is a supremely elegant, masculine piece with the three bridges fully exposed. The rose gold warms the industrial ook of the bridges and provides a rich contrast with the white gold screws and dial below. The tourbillon’s movement is clearly visible and the effect is stunning. At only 50 pieces worldwide, this is surely a piece the collectors will covet.
A close-up of the Girard-Perregaux’s three gold bridges and tourbillon movement