At Geneva exhibition this year, Girard-Perregaux reinvented the iconic Golden Bridge element of brand to demonstrate true watchmaking aesthetics. The new Neo Bridges series watch features a two-arrow gold bridge that presents a mechanically symmetrical beauty.
Reproduce a glorious history of Girard-Perregaux
In 1889, Constant Girard, as the second founder of Girard-Perregaux, exhibited the famous three-gold bridges tourbillon watch at the Paris World Expo and won the gold medal at the Paris World Expo. Constant Girard has a lot of research on the watch escapement, especially in the tourbillon structure. This three-gold bridge tourbillon watch, which has won numerous awards, has also become the pinnacle of his watchmaking career.
For Girard-Perregaux, three-gold bridges can be described as a “heirloom”. Brand applied for two patents for the appearance of this “heirloom”. The characteristics of the traditional three-gold bridges are divided into decorative and functional. The three golden arrows bridge not only make the watch full of artistic sense, but they are also three support splints of the watch.
Perfect reproduction of mechanical aesthetics belong to the brand
The new watch has abandoned the design of the tourbillon, and there are only two gold bridge left, but it still follows the original classic arrow-shaped bridge design. Through the hollow design dial, people can appreciate the mysterious style of the intricate function of the movement. And the ruby inlaid in the movement is particularly eye-catching when against the hollow dial.
45mm diameter polished rose gold case forms a unique curve with the lugs, making this watch more suitable for the wrist. And the hollow design is the perfect expression of the architectural beauty of the watch.
The bezel has a floating markers and the “1791” (time when the brand was created) is printed at 6 o’clock, what’s more, there is a delicate miniature balance wheel to ensure accurate timekeeping. The stereo “GP” is placed at 12 o’clock. Double arrow-shaped gold bridges on the dial highlight the symmetry of the mechanical structure.
Paired with an elegant black alligator strap that cuts the rigidity of the metal, the watch seems more softer. Combined with the unique lug design, the strap is comfortable for wearing. Engraved with the GP (brand abbreviation logo), the watch features a three-fold buckle is easy and safe to use.
The new GP08600-002 movement of GP itself, a 48-hour power reserve, is available for daily life. Through the sapphire crystal case back of the watch, we can clearly appreciate the exquisite and grinding process of the watch movement, which further highlights the symmetrical beauty of the design.
This time, Girard-Perregaux has launched a 45mm diameter Double Golden Bridge watch. The whole model combines aesthetic and mechanical design, showing a mature and stable image.