People pay for products and services because they get something out from their purchases. In the fashion world, that could be comfort, style, and functionality that make them look and feel better. But what of the watch world? For a small (and, if you are going to think of it logically, almost redundant) accessory, there must be reason why even after hundreds of years, people still wear it. More than telling time (among other complications), watches are magnificent showcase of not only an almost error-free mechanical precision, but also, and more significantly, human’s exceptional skills and innovation—which Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon Gold Bridges is a quintessential demonstration of.
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Release date: 2015
Having been in the watchmaking business as far back as 1791, Swiss-brand Girard-Perregaux produces some of the world’s most captivating and game-changing watches. Bearing the name that represents two centuries of horological heritage, it is no surprise that the Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon Gold Bridges packs superb quality and expected opulence. Defying lukewarm expectations on the future of high-end luxury watches, this 2015 watch is a testament of competitiveness and progress. With only ten pieces available, owning a Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon Gold Bridges, which retails for US$ 395,000, certainly brings a sense of prestige and honor.
- Case: Pink gold
- Diameter: 45.00 mm
- Thickness: 15.63 mm
- Crystal: Sapphire, anti-reflective
- Bracelet: Alligator leather with buckle
- Caliber: Girard-Perregaux GP09500-0002
- Movement: Manual-winding, skeleton movement
- Functions: Tourbillon, Minute Repeater, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
- Jewels: 37
- Power reserve: 58 hours
- Water resistance: 30 meters
Aside from the obvious elegant face, the Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon Gold Bridges packs a lot of functions. Born from the combination of the iconic arrow-shaped bridges and a grand complication, this creation boasts a tourbillon at 6 o’clock and a chiming feature that display fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Beyond sophistication, you can easily see and hear the workings of the technology behind the watch with the repeater on the dial, instead of being positioned at the back. The watch has two bridges—one that supports the tourbillon and two that connects the 3 and 9 o’clock. Moreover, the caliber GP09500-0002 movement packs exceptional technicality that is a feast to observe. The pink gold screws and jewels are also nice touches of color against the gold. All of these are enclosed in a 45.00 mm pink gold case and sapphire case-back that enhances the volume of the sound, which are also anti-reflective and polished with beveled angles.
The Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon Gold Bridges easily transforms any look into a luxurious and handsome elegance. It offers a pop of color that effortlessly works with any outfit, making you look sleek. More importantly, it is a work of art of its own that proudly and genuinely delivers class and quality.
Being part of the Haute Horlogerie (“High-Art of Watchmaking) Limited Edition collection, the Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon Gold Bridges is indeed a wonderful and extraordinary masterpiece. However, it comes with a price. Because of the limited number of pieces and eventually a high price point, it is truly out of reach of most people.
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