Thursday, January 24, 2013

1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge from Girard-Perregaux

Available in two very limited editions of either white (5 pieces) or pink gold (25 pieces).
Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
Girard-Perregaux's caliber GP 09600 drives this dream machine. 
Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
And because I know that so many of you out there want them, here are the specs, straight from La Chaux-de-Fonds -

Girard-Perregaux 1966
Tourbillon with Gold Bridge

Technical specifications

Pink or white gold case
Bezel: satin-brushed with diamonds
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Glass: anti-glare sapphire
Hands: in pink or white gold
Crown: pink gold 5N18 or white gold with engraved GP logo
Back: closed with 6 screws
Water resistance: 30 meters

Girard-Perregaux self winding mechanical movement GP09600-0014
(pink gold), GP09600-0021 (white gold)
Caliber: 12 ¾ ’’’
Frequency: 21,600 Vph - (3 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 48 hours
Jewels: 31 rubies
Number of components: 228
Main plate: rhodium plated, circular-grained, circular-grained and beveled recesses
Bridges: Geneva stripes, polished inside angles
Tourbillon bridge: gold with rounded arms, hand-polished, polished corners, satin-brushed edges
Balance spring: Philips terminal curve
Balance wheel: variable inertia with gold adjustment screws
Functions: Tourbillon, hour, minute, small seconds on the tourbillon

Strap in brown (pink gold) or black (white gold) alligator
Pink or white gold pin buckle

References: 99535-52-131-BKBA (pink gold, limited edition of 25)
                       99535-53-131-BK6A (white gold, limited edition of 5)

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