The prestigious Girard-Perregaux high-speed three-axis tourbillon ushered in two attractive and sophisticated parts, which were carefully drawn with miniature painting techniques: a rotating globe showing the day and night and an accurate moon Phase display device. This watch inherits the representative technology and aesthetics of GP Girard-Perregaux watches, presenting its complex structure in the iconic classic design.
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 combines professional watchmaking technology, iconic design and traditional craftsmanship, and draws the essence of Girard Perregaux’s DNA: an arrow-shaped golden bridge, a seven-string tourbillon frame, and a sapphire arch lens. The side holes make the light completely transparent Into this extraordinary and delicate mechanism.
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.
Nine days on the moon
Two astronomical instruments also joined the dance. 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 in 1791, which is the year when the brand was established. The moon phase disk, which is also drawn in miniature, shows the moon phase map when the telescope was invented in the 17th century. It intersects with the rotating blue globe and 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.
Girard Perregaux gives all of its watchmaking qualities to this 48-mm-diameter rose gold case: an atmospheric curved case, beveled bezel and arched lugs. This watch is water-resistant to 30 meters, and the sapphire crystal cover includes two convex lenses, which provides ample space for the rotation of the three-axis tourbillon and the globe. Light enters through the transparent case back and side holes, and the wearer can intuitively appreciate its complex structure. The manual-winding movement GP09310-0001 guarantees a power reserve of 70 hours. The ‘horoscope’ equipped with a three-axis tourbillon is responsible for displaying the hours, minutes, moon phases and day / night. These functions are displayed on the silver guilloché dial. The pattern in the dial outlines the earth’s meridians, decorated with rose gold numbers and hour markers, and the princess-style hands rotate rhythmically. 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. This planetarium three-axis tourbillon watch comes with a black alligator strap and a rose gold triple buckle.
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