In 2016, on the occasion of the 225th anniversary of GP Girard-Perregaux, the La Esmeralda tourbillon watch in rose gold was inspired by the first pocket watch with the three golden bridge tourbillons. This tourbillon watch also won the ‘Tourbillon Chronograph Award’ at the 2016 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards. By 2019, Girard Perregaux once again launches the platinum La Esmeralda tourbillon watch with a time-honored design and a more stylish appearance. It is a masterpiece of uniqueness among similar watches.
The La Esmeralda Tourbillon watch has an arrow-shaped surface that is mirror-polished, the arrow blades are manually chamfered, and the sides are polished with straight grain
The Sanjinqiao Tourbillon movement is distinguished by its unparalleled and unparalleled design. Since its introduction in 1860, the basic structure has remained unchanged, becoming the oldest movement still in production in the history of horology. The main splint is equipped with a pure gold bridge plate, a barrel, a drive train and a tourbillon, showing the subtle ingenuity that combines aesthetics, technology and symbolism. The double arrow design is entirely hand-decorated and inspired by the bridges of the famous pocket watch La Esmeralda in the past. The arrow-shaped surface is mirror-polished, the arrow blades are manually chamfered, and the sides are polished with a straight grain process.
The ruby bearing at 12 o’clock is the core of the barrel, and the miniature automatic disc is hidden behind the gear under the bearing.
In order to enhance the beauty of the visual contrast and capture the light more completely, the bridge arm is manually polished by a grinder to produce fine rounded corners. In the center of the bridge arm, the diamond base is fixed by two screws. The cylinder, center wheel and tourbillon frame must be aligned on the same plane. The watch’s tourbillon frame, which consists of 80 parts, is completely polished by hand, and only skilled assemblers can do it. The perfectly balanced body features a unique hand-polished lyre shape that showcases a major feature of the brand.
The rotating tourbillon frame is beautiful and fascinating; it is equipped with a high balance moment balance wheel, which can vibrate 21,600 times per hour
The watch is equipped with the GP09400-0016 movement, with a thickness of 8.41 mm. It takes one month to assemble 310 parts. The three-part structure of the main splint is obvious. La Esmeralda Tourbillon inherits the famous timepieces that Girard-Perregaux praised for its history, and interprets the brand’s unique aesthetic style.
La Esmeralda Tourbillon
Platinum material / GP09400-0016 self-winding movement / hour, minute display / sapphire crystal, transparent case back / waterproof 39m / diameter 44mm / reference price: 1,400,000 RMB