Named after the most brilliant of astronomical entities – the Quasar, the Girard-Perregaux Quasar is an epic masterpiece with gleaming views of the Manufacture’s most iconic movement encased in Swiss-made Sapphire. This timepiece is exclusively available in just 18 pieces.
The glittering tourbillon appears to float inside an invisible case made from a single sapphire disk. Sculpting and polishing its curves to produce such extreme transparency required over 200 hours of work and hundreds of operations with techniques perfected over two centuries.
Viewing its sensational aerial volumes feels as if stargazing through a telescope. The sapphire crystal box that extends from the case delivers this intergalactic 360° view. Achieving the perfect gloss within the movement required three times more sapphire than standard with a unique diamond and chemical polish.
The watch glitters with starry lustre when light radiates across its movement and Ruthenium barrel. Selected for its diamond-like brilliance, Ruthenium is a rare platinum metal in extremely limited production. It forms dazzling crystals that burst with sparkling light in all directions on the watch face.
The arrow shape of the Aerial Neo-bridges, a Girard-Perregaux signature, were inspired by architectural marvels in the world’s greatest cities. Finished yet again in Swiss-made sapphire, the bridges reveal the smallest details of the mechanism with a light, but powerful presence on the wrist.
The tourbillon cage is powered by a unidirectional automatic winding system featuring a micro-rotor made of white gold. Visible through the sapphire crystal box, the micro-rotor is engraved with an eagle – an instantly recognisable hallmark of the Swiss Manufacture.
Limited & numbered edition of 18 pieces
Case and dial
Diameter: 46.00 mm
Height: 15.25 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective ‘box’
Case-back: sapphire crystal ‘box’
Dial: no dial
Hands: skeletonized, white gold, ‘Dauphine’ type, with luminescent material
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 36.00 mm (16’’’)
Height: 9.54 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
Number of components: 260
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 60 hours
Functions: Tourbillon, hours, minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon
Tourbillon cage composed of 79 components weighing only 0.250 grams
The iconic Girard-Perregaux bridges are made out of sapphire
Material: grey fabric with a metallic effect and hand-stitching
The timepiece will be delivered with a complimentary black alligator strap
Buckle: triple folding, white gold