For the pleasure of the eyes: Girard Perregaux Bi Axial Tourbillon in Tantalum.

Jul 10, 2019,14:21 PM
 

Magic, pure magic, this Girard Perregaux Bi Axial Tourbillon, in tantalum. 


Did you know that the dial was made in platinum, that the bridges were in sapphire? That, combined to the tantalum case, makes an awesome outcome. 





The only problem? The height of the case: 18, 5 mm! While the case is big, but it is ok: 45 mm. 

Limited to 12 pieces, there are few chances that you will see it one day. 

I only saw it twice, since its unveiling in 2013, and each time, thanks to Girard Perregaux. 

These tantalum watches are really special! 

Best,

Nicolas

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Thanks, Yacomino. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 10th, 2019-15:05

Clearly, yes. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 10th, 2019-22:59

Many thanks for sharing.

 
 By: Huei : July 10th, 2019-19:11
This is definitely an exceptional piece. I suppose the height of the case has to be high to house the 3D bi-axial tourbillon. How would you compare the aesthetic appeal as well as the technical construction between this piece and the JLC Gyrotourbillon as... 

Good question, Huei. I prefer the Gyrotourbillon, even if this GP has two advantages over the Gyro, the tantalum case and the superb sapphire bridges. Now, I prefer the Gyrotourbillon because...

 
 By: amanico : July 10th, 2019-23:04
It is much more wearable. Any of the Gyrotourbillons is more wearable than this GP. The Gyrotourbillons have a case height from 12, 4 mm ( !!! ) to 15 mm. For example, the latest Gyrotourbillon 5, which is a Tourbillon + a Perpetual Calendar + a Minute Re...