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Girard-Perregaux Classic Bridges

Girard-Perregaux introduces two new Classic Bridge models in rose gold.

Girard-Perregaux is launching two new pink gold Classic Bridges models. In a 45 mm version designed for sturdier wrists, or exuding discreet elegance in a 40 mm iteration, these two timepieces have a lot going for them. The new Classic Bridges models provide an interpretation of the iconic gold bridges that have punctuated the history of the Maison. Two arrow-shaped bridges highlight the architectural symmetry at work behind the scenes. To equip these two timepieces, the Manufacture has developed an automatic winding movement revealing an extremely high degree of finishing and decoration. 

A timeless emblem

While there are ‘only’ two of them, their arrow-shaped silhouette attests to their noble origins. Standing out vividly against the dial of the new Classic Bridges, the gold bridges epitomise a formal and symbolic link between eras. Attired in pink gold and available in two diameters – a 45 mm extra-wide version and a more understated 40 mm interpretation – these new timepieces are firmly rooted in the present with a partially openworked dial providing tantalising glimpses of their inner mechanical secrets.

Beneath its two gold bridges lies a revelation of pure technical horology. Arranged in perfect symmetry, the micro rotor between 10 and 11 o’clock and the barrel between 1 and 2 o’clock provide a chance to admire some of the intricacies of the self-winding movement. A second gold bridge at 6 o’clock supports a spectacular balance wheel, a guarantee of exceptional precision. Together, they stage a captivating mechanical demonstration featuring a clever play on volume and depth that offers Fine Watchmaking connoisseurs an excellent compromise between a pure, restrained aesthetic and the design of a skeleton-worked model.

Classic Bridges

Classic Bridges © Girard-Perregaux

The magic of details

Because Fine Watchmaking is also and above all a matter of details, Girard-Perregaux has lavished particular attention on the decoration of the entirely in-house crafted movement. Visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, it testifies to an exceptional degree of finishing never yet seen on a watch indicating only the hours and minutes. The dial side puts on an even more spectacular show, revealing the two bevelled, rounded, mirror-polished and satin-brushed gold bridges exemplifying meticulous and patient craftsmanship.  A painstaking process intended to achieve aesthetic exemplarity while integrating horological technicality as an essential part of design.

On an aesthetic level, the new Classic Bridges have been designed for everyday wear. The ergonomic case – with its two diameters and its distinctive lug design flowing into an elegant black alligator leather strap – is all about wearer comfort, reflecting that provided by the movement with its generous 48-hour power reserve.

The brand

Ever since 1791, Girard-Perregaux has been pursuing its course in the best tradition of Fine Watchmaking. The Maison’s history has been characterised by legendary timepieces that combine cutting-edge design with innovative technology.

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