If there’s one thing that summarizes Girard-Perregaux it would be (as far as I might be concerned, at any rate) the tourbillon under three gold scaffolds. The Laureato or the 1966 assortments are decent, however this particular engineering for the development, its magnificent hand-brightened parts, and the generally speaking even layout is the thing that GP does best. Introduced for the 225th commemoration of the brand in 2016, the Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon, propelled by the eponymous pocket watch made in 1889, presently comes in a smooth white gold case.
The signature plan of Girard-Perregaux is certifiably not a new creation. Truth be told, this “three bridges” development was created back in 1860 and has become the sign of most top of the line watches by the brand, often connected with a tourbillon regulator. Absolutely, we’ve some non-tourbillon pieces or considerably more current cycles, yet these three flat scaffolds and the even engineering of the development are famous plan components for the brand.
The “Esmeralda” alludes to two watches. The vast majority of you may be acquainted with the as of late presented wristwatch, introduced for the 225th commemoration of the brand. Less may realize that this piece is straightforwardly roused by quite possibly the most celebrated watches made by Constant Girard, a 1889 tourbillon under three gold extensions, which won a gold decoration at the Paris Universal Exhibition. Following the prize, the popular diamond setter and watch retailer Hauser, Zivy & Cie, proprietor of the “La Esmeralda” stores in Paris and Mexico, was designated to sell this uncommon pocket watch, consequently the name of today’s watch.
In 2016, GP reproduced the design of La Esmeralda’s development and its rich adornment in a currently measured wristwatch – a watch that would proceed to win the title of the 2016 Tourbillon Watch Prize granted by the GPHG. While the habillage had nothing to do with the first pocket watch, the development was a devoted and amazing accolade for this foundation piece.
The Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon depends on a vertically organized development, where all the specialized components are situated on the 12-to-6 hub. Beginning from the top, we have the barrel, underneath which is the concentric miniature rotor. Directly in the center are a portion of the wheels of the stuff train, followed at 6 o’clock by the pièce de resistance, the one-minute tourbillon and its particular confine, what share a similar plan as the antique Esmeralda – a wonderfully hand-completed get together with top of the line decoration.
All these components are placed under three cross-over scaffolds, created from strong gold. Their twofold bolt molded plans are totally hand-enriched and are propelled by the extensions of the noteworthy Esmeralda. The outside of the bolts is reflect cleaned, the edges are hand-sloped and the sides are straight-grained. Much the same as the 1889 piece, the scaffold arms are painstakingly adjusted by hand utilizing a burnisher. In their middle, the jewel cleaned chatons, held in place by two screws, make a strong development for the barrel, the middle wheel, and the tourbillon carriage.
To accommodate this large 36.60mm development, the Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon comes in a 44mm case, which is presently offered in 18k white gold – beforehand available just in pink gold. Following this “white-metal” theme, the 3 gold extensions coordinate the case material, thus do the hands – in general offering a more cautious style. In any case, the development components and the primary plate (which fills in as a dial) are luxuriously enhanced with guilloché patterns.
The Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon is worn on a hand-sewn black crocodile leather lash with a white gold triple collapsing clasp. Cost is on ask for however expect around EUR 200,000 for this remarkable piece.