Created in collaboration with the iconic British luxury car brand, the new Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition takes inspiration from the world’s first Super Tourer, DB12.
A new addition to the famous Bridges collection, the Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition watch reflects the DB12 car’s sculpted contours and sharp lines.
In 2021, Girard-Perregaux became the Official Watch Partner of the ultra-luxury British brand Aston Martin. Now, Aston Martin and Girard-Perregaux unveil their fifth co-branded timepiece in their long-standing collaboration.
The Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is the latest addition to the Swiss watchmaker’s Bridges collection, a range of models that has long been entwined with the company’s DNA.
In 1867, Constant Girard sketched a pocket watch endowed with three parallel bridges. Unusually, these prominent bridges, essential components that form part of a movement’s structure, were refined and famously became design elements.
The Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition eschews a conventional dial to reveal its inverted movement, the Calibre GP0840000-2164, a configuration that brings components usually found to the rear of the watch, relocating them to the front.
The Neo-shaped bridges support the gear train and balance. Upholding Girard-Perregaux tradition, the arrangement of movement components confers symmetry, thereby delivering a harmonious appearance.
Skeletonised baton-type indexes proclaim the hours and minutes. The hands incorporate luminescent material which bestows a green emission in restricted light, a colour associated with Aston Martin.
The suspended indexes, located on a ring encircling the dial, project outwards and are lined with luminescent material which again appears green in dim conditions. Both the design of the hands and indexes uphold the styling of previous dual-branded watches. In between each index, crisp green markings, positioned on the aforesaid ring, denote each minute in lucid form. The two Neo bridges are executed in Aston Martin Green.
Positioned at 1.30H, the barrel of this automatic micro-rotor movement is supported by a black open-worked bridge and bears the name of the Swiss Manufacture.
The dimensions of the micro-rotor contribute to the movement’s slender profile, just 5.45mm in height. Furthermore, it also affords unhindered views of the movement. In this instance, the micro-rotor is engraved with the name of the British luxury marque, sharing equal status with the Manufacture’s name gracing the barrel. When designing the barrel and micro-rotor, the joint creative team took inspiration from the brakes which are revealed behind Aston Martin DB12’s spoked wheels, showcasing sharper lines and extra openings.
The lightweight case, measuring 45mm in diameter, is formed of titanium dressed in a suit of black DLC.
The black rubber strap with fabric effect is enlivened with green stitches. Each strap comes with a titanium DLC triple folding buckle.
The Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition will be limited to just 250 pieces. The model goes on sale in December 2023 and will be available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.
Model: Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition, Reference 84000-21-3236-5CX
Material: Titanium DLC
Dimensions: 45.00 mm
Height: 12.18 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal ‘box’
Case-back: sapphire crystal with white Aston Martin logo decal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Ring displaying suspended indexes with luminescent material (green emission)
Hands: skeletonized, ‘baton’ type with luminescent material (green emission)
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 32.00 mm (141/4’’’)
Height: 5.45 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
Number of components: 208
Number of jewels: 29
Power reserve: min. 48 hours
Functions: hours, minutes
Material: Black rubber strap with fabric effect and green stitches
Buckle: Titanium DLC triple folding buckle
Suggested retail price
CHF 36’000 / USD 37’700 / GBP 32’100 / EUR 39’800
Limited edition of 250 pieces, not numbered (One of 250)