GIRARD-PERREGAUX unveils a new Bridges creation, just in time for Valentine's Day
Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart An Everlasting Love
The Tourbillon With Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart unites Haute Horologerie with natural ruby heart. inspired by the romantic union of Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux, the specification of this model includes an 18-carat pink gold case, measuring 38mm in diameter. Encompassing numerous precious stones and refined finishing, this latest creation brims with passion and symbolises love.
Born out of love
The prestigious name, Girard Perregaux was born out of love. Constant Girard, the founder of Girard & Co, a firm based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, met Marie Perregaux, the daughter of an important watchmaker from nearby Le Locle. Clearly in love, the couple wed in 1854. Two years later, their respective surnames were combined, leading to a new name joining the rarefied heights of Haute Horlogerie, Girard Perregaux. Since then, the company has become known for creating timepieces that evoke emotions.
A wonderful expression of elegance
Girard-Perregaux is also synonymous with La Esmeralda (1889), a tourbillon pocket watch equipped with three gold bridges With the advent of this model, the Maison treated the bridges not merely as functional parts but also as aesthetic elements Over the years, the Three Gold Bridges have appeared on other Girard-Perregaus models and have become an indelible part of the company's history.
Now, the company is pleased to unveil a new chapter in the brand's story, the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart, a timepiece infused with a notable dose of elegance As the name suggests red hues abound, conveying a sense of passion Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Gerard Perregaux, remarks, With this latest modet, we have celebrated the iconic Tourbilion with Three Gold Bridges but refined it to allow for smaller proportions At the start of the development process for this model we looked to our past and were inspired by the romance between Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux We chose to combine a tourbillon, a highly desirable complication, with ruby heart and other precious stones in my opinion, the resultant timepiece is a wonderful expression of love"
The dial it carved from ruby heart, a natural material formed within the centre of a zosite stone Carefully selected for its quality and appearance, the ruby heart is cut into thin plates, shaped and polished to the desired thickness. The resultant dial surface is rich in detail accentuating the beauty of the Three Gold Bridges in this instance, Girard Perregaux has subtly reshaped the Three Gold Bridges, ensuring they optimally suit this creation Each bridge is hand finished and hand polished sitting inconcert with the rest of the movement. The peerless finishing of the bridges includes mirror polishing throughout save for their satin finished sides