Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon - Baselworld 2014

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon – Baselworld 2014


by Matthew Boston

Girard-Perregaux officially unveil its first Tri-Axial Tourbillon at Baselworld 2014 the first such tourbillon from the brand identified with the renowned Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges which is their emblematic piece. Featuring an off-centre display the dial shows the time at the 2 o’clock position along with the triple axis tourbillon at 9 o’clock and a power reserve indicator.

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon - Baselworld 2014

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon – Baselworld 2014

Tourbillons have been a specialty of Girard-Perregaux for over a century and a half and they have previously developed a double-axis tourbillon but this is the first triple-axis tourbillon from them. A triple-axis tourbillon is quite a technical achievement first pioneered by Thomas Prescher who created one in 2010. Vianney Halter also made one last year.

The triple axis tourbillon is covered under a sapphire bubble thereby giving a more generous view of the intricate architecture and this design is slightly reminiscent of the recent Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane. The Tri-Axial Tourbillon uses the President style case (a name given to a wristwatch made for the President of Ferrari in the 1990′s).

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon

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    Articles by Matthew Boston

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    Matthew Boston has worked in the computer graphics industry for 17 years in various parts of the world, currently residing back home in the UK. His interest in watches was first piqued as a youngster when he was fascinated by a Seiko digital watch he received. He's also founder of UniqueWatchGuide which is dedicated to sharing the news about timepieces that are unusual, unconventional and more often than not unobtainable.