For a watch connoisseur, few things hold as much pleasure as a well-executed watch. A watch in which all details have been taken into consideration, not only as a single part but also as a part of the whole. Where every detail has been carefully crafted and finished, and put together with patience and care. When all this happens it results in a watch like the Girard Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon Skeleton with Three Bridges.
As the name already indicates is this the skeletonized version of the Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges, a watch that was a modern interpretation of Girard-Perregaux’s famous watch with golden bridges. The concept proved to be tantalizing, as it did result in a modern looking watch, that with its avant-garde approach can rival the beauty of its famous predecessor.
By opening up the movement even further, it becomes even more captivating. Because of the unique shape of the bridges, you can look into the movement through a wide variety of different angles, which provide more than interesting insight into how this tourbillon movement works. Interesting to note is that this movement looks like it is hand-wound, while it is, in fact, an automatic. The unidirectional micro-rotor is crafted from white gold and placed directly under the mainspring barrel.
What stays the same, from no matter what angle you look at this watch, is the superb finishing. By opening up the movement, you always show parts of a watch normally only seen by a watchmaker. Girard-Perregaux ensured that even those parts are finished to perfection, and that truly elevates the experience that the Neo-Tourbillon Skeleton with Three Bridges provides to an even higher level. It is a watch that honors on one side one of the most important and iconic watches in the brand’s history, while on the other side dashing boldly into the future of mechanical watchmaking with a very high end and well-executed piece.