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09-25-2012, 04:58 AM #1
Girard-Perregaux Bi-Axial Tourbillon in DLC Titanium
The astonishingly modern architecture of the Brand iconic movement is enhanced by a black DLC-coated titanium case and magnified by the contrast of colors and materials. The caliber designed and crafted using the most accomplished watchmaking expertise is turned into an avant-garde design statement.
A masterwork of technology, the Girard-Perregaux bi-axial Tourbillon combines two concentric cages that enable the regulating part to make multi-dimensional rotations. This complex construction compensates for rate irregularities due to the Earth’s gravity. An internal cage bearing the balance wheel, balance spring and escapement completes one full turn on its axis in forty-five seconds. In addition, an external cage completes one revolution in one minute and fifteen seconds, enabling a rotation on its second axis. A full revolution is completed in three minutes and forty-five seconds. This aerial ballet offers an extraordinary spectacle, while the alternation of positions enables excellent rate precision. The sophisticated mechanism has an astounding delicacy: the two cages weigh just 0.80 grams, yet comprise a total of over one hundred and ten components.
DLC titanium case
Diameter: 45 mm
Height: 18.50 mm
Sapphire case-back secured by 6 screws
Water resistance: 30 metres
Girard-Perregaux movement GPE0201
mechanical with manual winding
Calibre: 15 1/3 ’’’
Fitting diameter: 34 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Tourbillon: 113 components, 0.80 grams, one complete revolution in 3 minutes and 45 seconds
Variable inertia balance fitted with gold adjustment screws
Balance spring: Phillips curve; Geneva Stud
18k gold barrel bridges and central bridge
Power reserve: min. 72 hours, two coaxial barrels
Functions: Bi-axial Tourbillon, hour, minute
Alligator strap with folding buckle
Limited edition of 8 pieces
09-28-2012, 07:49 PM #2
10-01-2012, 05:45 PM #3
I am amazed that no body has commented on this piece. Not that it is my taste, but it is very interesting to say the least. The tourbillon is really cool.It is not what you did yesterday to affect you today as it is what you do today to influence others tomorrow - Me
10-01-2012, 06:05 PM #4
It's really quite something. This horological feat united two concentric cages, allowing the regulating part to perform multi-dimensional rotations.
10-01-2012, 11:15 PM #5Member
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Well I love it...lol.Fast cars,nice watches, good food.
10-02-2012, 12:10 AM #6
I like it too.