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quick/peek: Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon, Ref. 99815

Time to dream and look at some Haute Horlogerie from Girard-Perregaux! The Tourbillon under three golden bridges is GP’s signature complication and is rooted deep in the brand’s tradition. We are looking here at the first iteration of the Tri-Axial Tourbillon from a few years back. This one is without any Planetarium function, so you can focus wholly on that spinning and turning Tourbillon cage that seems to rotate randomly across all three dimensions.

The pink gold case also has a small side window for admiring the Tourbillon in action. It’s a beast of a watch with 48mm diameter and >16mm thickness. It seems to occupy your entire arm, but what a watch and what a complication.

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I do believe it is important that a house like Girard-Perregaux continues to push the envelope with high complications every year. Maybe only very few of them will be ever made and maybe even less will be sold, but the experience and knowledge gained during the development of such outstanding pieces of horology will benefit the entire Maison and brings innovation to the entire collection in one way or the other.

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