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Girard-Perregaux Ltd. Edition Vintage 1945 Tourbillon With Three Gold Bridges

Photo Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
Haute Swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux, which recently celebrated its 220th anniversary, has introduced a version of its famed Tourbillon timepiece with three gold bridges in a limited edition of 50 pieces.

Inspired by a watch made in Art Deco style in 1945, the 1945 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges is finished in white gold and priced at $210,940. Its rhodium-plated skeleton bridges with their "pure and contemporary" geometry are first delicately hollowed then carefully hand-polished. It takes seven days to achieve a perfect finish in all the complex interior angles.

The Tourbillon is also the focus of special attention, with its 72 components that have to be perfectly assembled within a diameter of 12 millimeters. The case features a convex profile and discreetly matched crown. The case-back of the timepiece has a sapphire glass to reveal the matchless haute horlogerie finish of the Calibre 9600C movement.

The automatic calibre features Girard-Perregaux’s patented platinum micro-rotor mechanism incorporated under the barrel. It comes on a black hand-sewn alligator skin strap with a folding clasp in white gold. Go to Girard-Perregaux.ch to see more.

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the F...(Read More)

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