Girard-Perregaux Classic Bridges 45mm & 40mm

In 2018, Girard-Perregaux welcomes understated and refined 45mm and 40mm pink gold Classic Bridges, an unprecedented interpretation of the iconic gold bridges that have punctuated the history of the Maison. To equip these two timepieces, the Manufacture has developed an automatic winding movement revealing an extremely high degree of finishing and decoration.

Since the invention of the emblematic Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, the Manufacture has been writing the epic saga of these technical elements that have become an essential part of the elegant aesthetic characterising its entire range of timepieces. A year after the launch of the Neo Bridges model offering an extremely contemporary interpretation of the famous gold bridges, the Bridges collection now welcomes two interpretations with classically inspired accents, once again celebrating the seamless merging of design and mechanics.

The 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 45mm extra-wide version and a more understated 40mm interpretation – these new timepieces are firmly rooted in the present with a partially open-worked 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.

Further, Girard-Perregaux has lavished particular attention on the decoration and finishing of the in-house crafted movement that can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. 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.

Designed for everyday wear the new Classic Bridges’ ergonomic case with its distinctive lug design flowing into an elegant black alligator leather strap is all about wearer comfort.

Classic Bridges 45 mm, Reference 86000-52-001-BB6A
Case and dial
Material: pink gold
Diameter: 45.00 mm
Height: 12.15 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: sapphire crystal, secured by 4 screws
Dial: ring displaying suspended indexes
Hands: ‘Dauphine’ type, with luminescent material
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)

Movement
Reference: GP08600-0002, mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 37.20 mm (161/2’’’)
Height: 5.67 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
Number of components: 207
Jewels: 29
Power reserve: min. 48 hours
Functions: hours, minutes

Strap
Material: black alligator with visible stitching
Buckle: pink gold triple folding buckle
 
Classic Bridges 40 mm, Reference 86005-52-001-BB6A
Case and dial
Material: pink gold
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Height: 11.70 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: sapphire crystal, secured by 4 screws
Dial: ring displaying suspended indexes
Hands: ‘Dauphine’ type, with luminescent material
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)

Movement
Reference: GP08600-0001, mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 32 mm (14¼’’’)
Height: 5.62 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
Number of components: 207
Jewels: 29
Power reserve: min. 48 hours
Functions: hours, minutes

Strap

Material: hand-stitched strap black alligator
Buckle: pink gold triple folding buckle

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