Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tri- Axial Tourbillon

From Girard-Perregaux.

Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
Remember a few "episodes" ago when I said that Girard-Perregaux had tradition, vision, capability, etc.?

Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
This is what I meant!  This is the latest offering from the team in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Tri-Axial Tourbillon.  And limited editions of hundreds?  No Sir!  Only 10 of these will be available, so no farting around, if you have the means and you want one, MOVE!

48 mm of white-gold-goodness house this micro-mechanical masterpiece!

Here are the specs -

Case: white gold
Diameter: 48.00 mm
Dial: vertical grid (sunburst finish for hour and minute subdial)
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire with dome to cover the tourbillon
Case-back: anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal 

Apertures on the side (9 o’clock) to reveal the movement / anti-reflective toric crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 atM)

Girard-Perregaux movement gP09300-0002 
Mechanical, manual winding movement 
Diameter: 36.10 mm (16 ‘’’)
Thickness: 16.83 mm

Frequency: 21,600 vib/h - (3 hz) 
Power reserve: min. 60 hours 
Jewels: 34
Number of components: 317 

Two-arrow bridges: in pink gold

• Tourbillon cage: 140 components for 1.24 g
• 3 axes
• One rotation every 1 minute on the first axis, every 30

seconds on the second axis, every 2 minutes on the
third axis.
• Poised upper and lower cages with pink gold
• Beveled and hand-polished pallets bridge
• Balance wheel: variable inertia with pink gold setting


All components of the movement have hand finishing according to haute horlogerie criteria.Functions: tri-axial tourbillon, hour, minute, power reserve indicator

Black alligator leather strap with hand stitches white gold folding buckle

Reference: 99815-53-153-BA6A

10-piece limited edition 

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