Last year, Girard-Perregaux presented extraordinary the Tri-Axial Tourbillon Watch in a stunning rose gold case. Now, this exceptional model has got its white gold version that is issued in the ultra limited edition of only 10 exemplars.
Its tourbillon, which has a regulating organ that rotates on three axes instead of the traditional single axis, is designed to maximize timekeeping accuracy by eliminating the effect of gravity.
The interior carriage is shaped like lyre in typical GP style and it houses the escapement and balance wheel. It rotates once every minute. It is fitted into a structure that makes rotation on another axis every 30 seconds. Lastly, the third structure enables the whole assembly to make rotation on yet another axis every two minutes.
The flawlessly assembled mechanism consists of 140 individual parts and weighs only 1,24 grams. Furthermore, it is completely exposed, thus allowing everyone to enjoy its inner beauty and to appreciate its intricacy.
The tourbillon measures 13.78mm in diameter and it is housed into its own bubble within the dial at the 9 o’clock position. Considering the fact that its size and rotation require additional clearance, a convex lens is fitted into the sapphire crystal.
A new feature in the white gold version is a dial with open areas that display even more of the precision mechanism and highlight the modernity of the watch. The inner beauty of the tourbillon is visible from the dial side, the movement side, and even via a sapphire window set into the wall of the case at the 9 o’clock position.
Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon in White Gold is housed in a robust 18-karat white gold case which measures 48mm in diameter and 16.93mm in thickness. The colossal size of the case is required in order to house a robust Girard-Perregaux in-house manufactured caliber GP09300-0002 which consists of 317 components. The manually wound movement is built on 34 jewels and has the beating rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).
The movement offers no less than 60 hours when fully wound. A power reserve display is located at the 6 o’clock position on its dial. Its eye-catching dial also comprises the hour and minute counter which has been redesigned with more traditional approach, now featuring minute demarcations and a sunburst finish.
The new Tri-Axial Tourbillon from Girard-Perregaux is attached to a black, hand-stitched alligator leather strap, fitted with a white gold folding clasp.