Swiss Luxury Girard-Perregaux Esmeralda Tourbillon Three Gold Bridges Pocket Watch Replica

Swiss Luxury Girard-Perregaux Esmeralda Tourbillon Three Gold Bridges Pocket Watch Replica
January 19 22:41 2017 Print This Article

Established since 1791, Swiss luxury watch manufacture Girard-Perregaux replica watch is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2016, and to mark this memorable year, the brand has presented an exceptional pink-gold Esmeralda Tourbillon.

Thanks to his ambitious staging of the components, he succeeded in giving the tourbillon an artistic dimension, which was previously considered to be a purely technical mechanism. In 1867, this almost minimalist layout won its first timekeeping award from the Neuchâtel Observatory and most likely enabled rose gold fake Girard-Perregaux watch, once the layout had been patented in 1884, to create the ethereal Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges complication, an utterly unique signature.The new iteration of the Esmeralda Tourbillon is inspired by the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges pocket chronometer that won the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889. Since founding his Manufacture and the development of the first Tourbillon with Three Bridges in 1860, Constant Girard had been on the verge of watchmaking perfection. In designing a benchmark caliber featuring a unique layout, Constant Girard-Perregaux immediately distinguished himself by inventing the concept of dramatizing mechanics.

Girard-Perregaux Esmeralda Tourbillon watch replica

Girard-Perregaux Esmeralda Tourbillon watch replica

With its exemplary finishes, this one-of-a-kind piece marked a watchmaking pinnacle in graphic balance and became a supreme benchmark for both its finishes and its attention to detail. In 1970, thanks to a lucky chain of events, the piece reentered the collection of the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux Museum. Transcendent and majestic with its inimitable and unequaled design, the Tourbillon with Three Bridges caliber has earned a place in watchmaking history as the oldest watch movement still in production, since its overall layout has remained unchanged since its introduction in 1860.

This watch structure, which was already considered visionary at the time of its creation, made it possible for the pocket watch that featured a tourbillon, pivoted detent and three gold bridges, which was presented at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, to win the gold medal in its category. The magnificent case was engraved by renowned artist Fritz Kundert, who at the time was at the very pinnacle of his career. This piece, whose name “La Esmeralda” was derived from the name of the Paris and Mexico boutiques of Hauser, Zivy & Cie, the famous jeweler and watch merchant, was to become the property of General Porfirio Diaz, then President of Mexico.

Its 18-carat pink-gold case measuring 44 mm in diameter houses the Tourbillon with Three Bridges mechanical caliber with automatic winding. Known as reference GP09400, this large 16-ligne movement, developed and manufactured in-house, takes up the entire case-band and, especially in this instance, features a 14.3 mm diameter tourbillon carriage and a 10.5 mm diameter balance wheel.

Traditional and contemporary, this marvelous timepiece inspired by one of the most iconic models in watchmaking history is worn on a black alligator strap, fastened to the wrist by a pink-gold triple folding clasp.In the same vein, the unidirectional automatic winding system developed by Girard-Perregaux breaks new ground by now calling on a rotor that is positioned concentrically under the barrel rather than on the outer edge. Thanks to this ingenious construction, the watchmakers were able increase the diameter of the barrel drum and therefore lengthen the spring to give the piece a power reserve of at least 60 hours, compared to 48 hours previously.

This tourbillon watch features a carriage boasting refined lines and the lyre shape of which adopts the form developed by Constant Girard-Perregaux Three Gold Bridges copy watch.

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