With horological specialists like Girard Perregaux, one can always expect them to make some signature additions, which set their timepieces apart. Considering Girard itself, we refer to their use of bridges as a distinctive part of their high-end watches, which we earlier saw in the Bi-axial Tourbillon. Their latest invention is the vintage 1945 Tourbillon which has features 3 white gold bridges on their dial, which eventually exposes their complicated tourbillon in a rather stylish manner.
This 1945 edition features a rectangular dial, which was earlier the characteristic of watches from the 1st half of the 20th century, but now combines modern geometrical designs as well. Made of 18K white gold, the chassis holds the dial which is made of the similar metal, but has been plated with Rhodium coatings which give it a special finishing. The hour and minute hand also are the same constitution, point out the time, sans any markings or numerals on the dial! They lie on the 2nd gold bridge from where you can see the peeping skeleton of the watch, which has plenty of yellow gold used in the various components, the same as the tiny badge numbers on the lower end of this rectangular dial. The casing comes protected in a sapphire crystal cover, which is supposedly anti-glare and also keeps scratches away from the body. The movement which we just talked about, is governed by the patented Caliber 9600C movement, which has a vibration rate of 21,600 per hour and a power reserve of 48 hours. Reportedly, it has a total of 31 jewels which have been carved into its microscopic components. Somewhat similar to what you might see in the segment, the strapping of the watch is hand stitched black alligator leather, with off-white inlays.
Needless to say, these timepieces would be made in a limited quantity of 50, with each piece being marked on the back. Price hasn’t been revealed but expect it to be in the premium bracket like the timepiece itself. If you would like other limited edition classic from Gigard Perregaux, please do check out our piece on the John Harrison limited edition, which displayed the world time of prime destinations around the world.