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Girard-Perregaux - Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon

The spectacular Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon is now available in a new white gold version.

Press release

 

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This Haute Horlogerie model is the first timepiece ever bringing together the iconic Tourbillon with gold Bridge and a slot machine.

The Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon is the fruit of the union between a game of chance and watchmaking precision. Girard-Perregaux is the first Manufacture to merge these two worlds in one exclusive Haute Horlogerie timepiece combining a Tourbillon and a slot machine equipped with a striking mechanism. This sophisticated mechanism is incorporated in the elegant and well balanced Art Deco inspired Vintage 1945 case, now proposed in white gold.

Despite the complexity of the mechanism, the Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon is very legible and easy to operate. On the dial, a window at 12 o'clock reveals a row of three symbols, while a cut-out at 6 o'clock lets one admire the Tourbillon with gold Bridge. By pulling the lever on the right side of the case, the three reels spin and then stop randomly on one of the possible five symbols, while a hammer strikes a gong, producing the chime reminiscent of the gaming machines in a casino. Out of the 125 combinations, only one represents the jackpot: the three bells in a row.

A feat of miniaturisation, the extremely complex integrated movement comprises 502 parts and requires the most skilled watchmakers to be manufactured. With the use of a separate barrel, the lever can be pulled an unlimited number of times without affecting the four-day power-reserve of the watch. The transparent case back allows one to observe the perfection of the movement.

For this exceptional watch, the concentration on detail involved an intricate choice of the symbols. Hollowed out and then delicately lacquered on the gold reels, the spades, hearts, diamonds, horseshoes and bells are reproductions of those found in the first mechanical slot machine, the famous “Liberty Bell”, invented at the end of the 19th century by Charles August Fay and so named with reference to the independence of the United States of America.

 

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

White gold case
Dimensions: 43.00 x 43.95 mm
Height: 17.30 mm
Crystal: antireflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal secured by four screws
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Movement: GPFAY08, manual
Caliber: 38.60 x 32.60 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vib/h (3 Hz)
Jewels: 38
Power reserve: min. 96 hours
Functions: tourbillon, hour, minute, slot machine with chime mechanism, small second on the tourbillon

Alligator strap with folding buckle

 

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