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Girard-Perregaux - Neo-Bridges

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Bridges

The Neo-Bridges automatic titanium watch heralds a construction approach aimed at bringing a dramatic theatrical touch to tomorrow’s mechanical horology.

Fundamentally retro-futurist in terms of its aesthetic approach, the Neo-Bridges automatic titanium adopts a certain vision of forward-looking horology, while remaining entirely in harmony with the history of the brand founded in 1791.

At the crossroads between two worlds associating tradition and innovation, this visionary time-measuring instrument showcases one of the key directions being taken by the new image of the Manufacture, which remains consistently ahead of its time. From the part, the Neo-Bridges Automatic Titanium picks up the architectural construction design codes cherished by Constant Girard, creator of the Esmeralda pocket watch. It also echoes the theatrical nature of the creations by Jean-François Bautte who, in the late 18th century, designed horological instruments employing a playful approach to displaying the passing hours in order to demystify the flow of time and thus transform watches into pure kinetic works of art. 

Neo-Bridges
 
The Neo-Bridges watch was designed by the style department as a contemporary transcription of the aesthetic codes dear to the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux. It comes in a finely crafted titanium case measuring 45 mm in diameter and 12.17 mm thick with alternately polished and satin-brushed finishing. This coherent ensemble is fitted with a “Box” sapphire crystal and a minimalist dial, as well as a transparent sapphire crystal caseback – thereby providing ample space in which to read the time, as well as to discover this fascinating 208-part mechanism, the new GP08400 self-winding 14 ¼-ligne movement with micro-rotor.

This movement features perfect symmetry thanks to the positioning of the micro-rotor along the same axis as the barrel drum ensuring a 50-hour power reserve. Its architecture is reinforced by contemporary finishing including sandblasting, NAC treatment of the mainplate, and a PVD coating on the delicately curved bridges. This ensemble is endowed with an infinitely hypnotic charm thanks to the presence at 6 o’clock of a large 10.15 mm-diameter variable-inertia balance wheel oscillating at 21,600 vibrations per hour. The generous size of the balance makes it less subject to disturbances and therefore more accurate.

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The timepiece is fitted with a black alligator leather strap secured by a titanium triple folding clasp.

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