Girard-Perregaux launched their new Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges just days ago, the first product of their youthful partnership with Aston Martin. The premium watch comes as a limited series of just 18 pieces, each costing $ 146,000. The triple bridges of this model are the signature of the historic watch house, which gives the internal mechanics the illusion of floating, and you can see both sides of the mechanism through the sapphire crystal.
The watch also comes with a new strap, featuring the Girard-Perregaux Rubber Alloy, an innovative rubber insert, injected with white gold. The design of the strap is such as to remind us of racing Aston Martin models from the past.
The tourbillon cage measures 10 mm in diameter and consists of 79 components that together weigh only 0.25 grams, which is a low figure that helps reduce energy consumption. Aston Martin’s name is engraved on the vertical stroke of the micro-rotor, and is filled with white fluorescent material, which radiates blue light in dark conditions.
Girard-Perregaux began their 230th anniversary and all the celebrations that will follow with the announcement of his partnership with the Aston Martin brand in February. And while they really rarely change their Three Bridges design, the brand’s leaders felt that the importance of merging with Aston Martin deserves something special.