Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart

Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Tourbillon with Girard-Perregaux Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart that is inspired by the union of a Swiss watchmaker from the 19th century Constant Girard and his wife Marie Perregaux. The watch features an 18-carat pink gold case, and a dial carved from a ruby heart. Limited to 3 pieces, it is embellished with numerous precious stones.
Constant Girard’s most famous watch, the Girard-Perregaux Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart , is still fabricated today in modern versions by the Swiss watch manufacturer, Girard-Perregaux. This year, the company introduced a new chapter in the brand’s story, the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart. Its dial is carved from a ruby heart, a natural material formed within the center of a zoisite stone. Carefully selected for its quality and appearance, the ruby heart is cut into thin plates, shaped, and polished to the desired thickness.
To suit the new watch, the Girard-Perregaux Three Gold Bridges Ruby Heart were reshaped. Each bridge is hand-finished and hand-polished. They sit beneath dauphine-type hour and minute hands. The upper bridge, located at 12 o’clock, straddles the barrel, itself decorated with a hand-engraved white gold disc. Located beneath the central bridge, the wearer can see the hour wheel. The final bridge, positioned at the base of the dial, spans the tourbillon. Upholding Girard-Perregaux tradition, the tourbillon features a lyre-shaped tourbillon cage that includes 79 components and weighs only 0.3g. The low mass of the cage mitigates power consumption, contributing to the model’s impressive power reserve of at least 50 hours. A blued steel hand is affixed to the tourbillon cage and serves as a small seconds display.
The Calibre GP09600-1620 is a self-winding movement using a micro-rotor located behind the barrel. Each part is polished, chamfered, and carved out by hand to 1/100mm (the average diameter of a human hair) according to the finest traditions in watchmaking.
Formed of 18-carat pink gold, the case measures 38mm in diameter. The bezel and upper lug surfaces are set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds ~1,25 cts. The bezel is decorated with 18 brilliant-cut rubies ~0.36 ct which are positioned adjacent to the red alligator strap. The watch is affixed to the wrist with a folding buckle presented in pink gold and set with 18 brilliant-cut diamonds ~0.20 cts. The crown is fitted with a cabochon formed of polished ruby heart.