Girard-Perregaux – Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges
There are unprecedented watches that are created in not many models. The objective of any watchmaker assembling such watches isn’t just to amuse the couple of fortunate proprietors yet in addition to show specialized greatness and uncommon watchmaking abilities.
This is additionally the situation of the new Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges, a watch that was introduced at Baselworld 2015 and will be delivered in a restricted version of only 10 pieces.
While clearly connected to watchmaking customs, this watch is inventive simultaneously. Truth be told, the mechanical design of this Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges has been completely reexamined to bring to the table the likelihood to all the while see on the dial side both the components of the striking-system and the sledges that produce its sound by striking the wires of the gongs.
This situating of the components isn’t just amazingly interesting from a visual perspective yet it likewise encourages ideal sound transmission when the watch is on the wrist.
To accomplish such an outcome, the watchmakers were obliged to re-plan the whole manual type, yet additionally its strategy for development and activity.
The minute reiteration is actuated by sliding a screw customarily positioned at 8 o’clock on the left-hand side of the case-band. Sliding this trigger-piece rewinds the spring contained in the minute repeater barrel. Once the most extreme cutoff has been accomplished, this minute repeater winding component delivers the “on-off” control to keep the striking-instrument from beginning if the twisting of the trigger isn’t completely completed, consequently forestalling an inaccurate acoustic sign of the time.
The spectator can follow the setting off activities and afterward watch the mallets striking the gongs, first the hours (in a low tone), at that point the quarter-hours (in a combination of high and low tones), lastly the minutes (in a high tone).
The solitary components of the minute redundancy instrument one that isn’t obvious to the eye is the flywheel – the organ which manages the sledges’ striking velocity – which works looking into the issue posterior in order to restrict any solid outflows.
The connection between the size of the case (45 mm) and that of the type (32 mm x 9.35 mm) has been concentrated to bring to the table the most ideal volumetric game plan, as on account of melodic string instruments. Indeed, even the sapphire precious stone case-back has been made to give it the sensitive ebb and flow found in most of instruments outfitted with a sounding-box, and the point of which is to augment the volume where the sound can resound.
To speed up the mallets and thusly their striking effect, they are each mounted on a couple of gems going about as metal balls to diminish contact.
To house the development, Girard-Perregaux has picked a round case with a slanted bezel and a domed case-band delayed by the thin hauls that are normal for models in the Haute Horlogerie assortments. The hand-wound Caliber GP09500-0002 beats at 21,600 vibrations each hour and offers a force hold of in any event 58 hours.
The bolt molded Gold Bridges and stamping plates makes the watch obviously conspicuous as a Girard-Perregaux. The enormous tourbillon at 6 o’clock performs one revolution each minute. Its carriage has a load of simply 0.49 grams.
A dark croc tie with a pink gold triple collapsing fasten completes the Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges (ref. 99820-52-000-BA6A). Value: Euro 387,500/US$ 395,000. girard-perregaux.com
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