Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Bi-Axial Ti-DLC
Girard-Perregaux is obviously known for its acclaimed Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges that is accessible in numerous variations. Another GP tourbillon watch that I believe is significantly more beautiful, anyway more uncommon, is the Tourbillon Bi-Axial. Here’s the most up to date variation in DLC covered titanium.
The Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Bi-Axial Titanium DLC is its complete name and it includes a tourbillon that pivots around two hub. At the point when you look at that as a tourbillon was created for a pocket watch, a tourbillon that pivots around more then one hub is significantly more consistent for a wrist watch. Also, it’s a lovely banquet for the eye!
The Tourbillon Bi-Axial comes in a strong 45 mm enormous case, that estimates 18.5 mm in stature. The case is made of titanium that is DLC covered. The combination of the dark covered fundamental plate together with the dark DLC covered case, makes a noteworthy and über-complicated tourbillon watch. Despite the fact that we currently just will see the computer renderings, they as of now show that the hauls and bezel have a brushed completion, before it was DLC covered, giving the case a matte dark look.
The tourbillon comprises of an inward and an outer confine. The offset wheel with balance spring pivot inside the inward enclosure in 45 seconds. That inward enclosure pivots in an outside confine and this pen makes one full rotation in one moment and fifteen seconds. Since both enclosure make a full rotation each voluntarily, the entire tourbillon makes one full rotation quickly and 45 seconds.
Compared to the Tourbillon Three Gold Bridges, this one has only two gold extensions. Although… Mike Margolis (big supervisor of GP in the USA) brought up that the third gold extension is in reality before the tourbillon get together. It’s a little thrird gold scaffold, bit it has the very same shape. Love those subtleties! The upper extension holds the origin barrel set up and the focal scaffold holds the hour and moment hand set up. Since the tourbillon pivots around two hub, a third extension to hold the tourbillon set up isn’t conceivable. This tourbillon with two (or over two) gold scaffolds is substantially more complicated then the tourbillon with three gold bridges.
This is the third form of Girard-Perregaux’s Tourbillon Bi-Axial. The pink gold form, that was restricted to 33 pieces, isn’t accessible any longer as indicated by the GP site. In 2010 Girard-Perregaux delivered another rendition, this time in white gold and furthermore restricted to 33 pieces. There was no word on the cost, anyway the pink gold rendition had a cost of € 377.500,00 Euro including charges, so you may expect a comparative cost range.
The white gold adaptation (beneath, left) highlights two pink gold extensions, like the pink gold version. The new titanium DLC form highlights 18 carat white gold bridges.
The two tourbillon confines comprise of 110 components and weight simply 0.80 grams! The new GP Tourbillon Bi-Axial Titanium DLC is restricted to 8 pieces.
– Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Bi-Axial – Specifications –
- Titanium case with DLC coating
- Diameter: 45 mm
- Height: 18.50 mm
- Sapphire crystal
- Sapphire case-back got by 6 screws
- Water opposition: 30 meters
- Girard-Perregaux GPE0201, mechanical with manual winding
- Dimensions: 15 1/3 lignes (34mm fitting diameter)
- Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
- Tourbillon: 113 components, 0.80 grams, one complete revolution quickly and 45 seconds
- Variable inertia offset fitted with gold change screws
- Balance spring: Phillips bend; Geneva Stud
- Jewels: 28
- 18k gold barrel scaffolds and focal bridge
- Power save: min. 72 hours, two coaxial barrels
- Functions: Bi-axial Tourbillon, hour, minute
Limited edition of 8 pieces
Visit the Girard-Perregaux site for more information about the watch and its availability.
This article is composed by Frank Geelen, executive supervisor for Monochrome Watches .