Based on the earth, explore the universe. In 2019, GP Girard-Perregaux uses a series of extraordinary works to talk about the vast universe-the hues of blue and black reconcile extraordinary astronomical scenes.
2019, the year of ‘Skywalker’
Today, about 13.8 billion years after the universe exploded, Girard Perregaux set its sights on endless interstellar space. The brand opens the dialogue between the earth and the interstellar, material and space in a brand-new way-breaking through the limits of professional skills, lifting the veil of the mysterious world, and making the unseen parts vivid. The surface modification process and material technology have taken a new level, including the interpretation of the always somber black. Between science and art, photon and matter-vivid metaphors, GP Girard-Perregaux’s aesthetic exploration journey has entered the respectable field of astrophysics.
Contemporary interpretation of brand classics
As a subtle fusion of tradition and innovation, the new feature of the newly launched NeoBridges self-winding watch is that it vividly reproduces the structure of a movement more than 150 years ago. This mechanical device has always kept pace with the times, and has continued to evolve. Today, it is finally worthy of being awarded the Girard-Perregaux classic.
This year, as part of the ‘EarthtoSky’ theme, the device was once again made of titanium, but the black DLC coating on its 45mm case made the watch even more dazzling and atmospheric. A genuine alligator leather strap with a rubber pattern and a tri-folding titanium buckle bring an unusual new touch.
The beauty of homeostasis
Following the brand’s long tradition, Girard Perregaux has equipped this model with the tried and tested GP08400-0002 mechanical movement. Thanks to the ingenious arrangement of the miniature balance wheel and the barrel, the watch has a power reserve of at least 54 hours. Due to this precise and symmetrical aesthetic design, the movement has become a discerning and bright eye-catching work.
The use of contemporary grooming techniques increasingly highlights the most essential architectural styles of the movement’s structure. For example, the clockwork box lid and the miniature balance wheel are decorated with blue PVD coating, as well as curved bridges and straight bridges with delicate arcs. All have been treated with black PVD coating. At 6 o’clock, the watch is equipped with a large variable inertia balance with a diameter of 10.15 millimeters and a vibration frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations / hour)-with this, the vivid and delicate graphic design of the watch reaches an almost intoxicating Aesthetic wonders. In addition, the large balance wheel is difficult to interfere with, and therefore operates more accurately.
This new work without a dial also makes the charming mechanism inside the watch vividly, and the hour ring with floating hour markers perfectly polishes the overall design. The sapphire glass specially developed for this model is nearly ten times more than the ordinary material. This extraordinary design is intended to capture light more fully and then guide it to the center of the movement. Finally, the transparent sapphire crystal case back gives an unobstructed view of the internal mechanism of 208 components, and the smooth operation of the clouds is fascinating.