Oh my dear! I can’t get this out of my head anymore…

Sep 18, 2021,12:33 PM

Nico completely infected me with his last post about this new model to celebrate the 230th birthday of Girard-Perregaux. Now I can't get this watch out of my head ...

I MUST have a look at a Three Bridges Neo Tourbillon to see it in the flesh.

My only hope is that this completely transparent construction doesn’t look good on a hairy wrist. Otherwise I am lost…


Case: 44mm x 15.52mm; 18k rose gold case, polished and brushed finishing, boxed sapphire crystal front and back; 30m water resistance

Movement: GP09400-1273 self-winding movement with tourbillon, hours, minutes and small seconds with a 60-hour power reserve. Micro-rotor under the barrel. Seconds indicated via one-minute tourbillon

Dial: openworked dial with skeletonized Dauphine hands; solid gold bridges with black PVD coating on front; titanium bridges with black PVD coating on back. Super-LumiNova on the hands

Or better this one? It‘s perhaps less spectacular lying on a dark table but better looking on the wrist?

What’s your opinion?


P.S.: I hope I find good reasons to turn away from these kind of watches again. They are in a price range that I have not yet advanced into. And until now I have always kept away from such pieces of art, also for reasons of reason and staying down to earth. But this model (especially the first transparent one) no longer gives me peace ...

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 By: Weems@8 : September 18th, 2021-13:00
I have a very expensive taste. Later on more, back to your grail watch. What can i say more? The 3 bridges is an outstanding watch. Not a grail personally for me, but if i had the money, i bought a peace. What you have with the 3 bridges, i have it with i... 

Obviously I have a very expensive taste, too…

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-19:50
Dear Weems@8! I was hoping you would NOT wish me any success but help me to withstand… 🙄

I think you are in trouble, Thomas.

 By: MichaelC : September 18th, 2021-13:11
I'm guessing the watch is not only going to be spectacular in person, but when wearing it, you will forget the hairy wrist and only see the watch! So it is double good. Let us know when it arrives ;-)

Yes, Michael, I am in very big trouble…

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-19:52
And it seems nobody can (or want to?) help me out of this. 😬 Do you prefer the first or second piece? Cheers Thomas

I gotta go with the first in this case

 By: MichaelC : September 18th, 2021-23:22
It is just magnificent!

That would also be my first choice.

 By: MTR : September 19th, 2021-10:33
I'm curious how I can get out of this thing ...

You can't. We're like the tractor beam in Star Wars

 By: MichaelC : September 19th, 2021-23:09
Pulling you in, no escape now!

Maybe these two guys can help me out of this thing?

 By: MTR : September 20th, 2021-20:12
(Photo Credit: Escape Plan) Cheers Thomas ...  


 By: FabR : September 18th, 2021-16:10


 By: Cookies : September 18th, 2021-17:10
This is a very expensive hobby. It is the reality of it. To see is one thing, to own is quite another thing. In the middle is talking about watches.=D

I sincerely hope

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:09
that for me it will only be a matter of talking…

Well said!

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-20:19

Well said but

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:21
not very helpful. 😎 ...  

Hehehe... ;)

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-20:30

Have u seen the Aston Martin edition

 By: Cookies : September 19th, 2021-08:29
It is quite stealthy, and the logo of AM is hidden in the edge of some wheel I remembered. I watched the video a few times.

I just saw it on pictures. Like all the other iterations.

 By: MTR : September 19th, 2021-08:58
My preference - next to the transparent 230th Anniversary edition - would be this variant (also a Neo Tourbillon): Regarding the Aston Martin edition I have to confess, I am very skeptical when it comes to joint ventures between watch companies and car br...  

They’re all so beautiful

 By: Cookies : September 20th, 2021-09:07
I remembered seeing the 3 Golden Bridges a decade ago. That is etched in my memory forever.

I can fully empathize with you!

 By: MTR : September 20th, 2021-19:55
I feel the same way. Although I haven't seen these marvels live yet...

I have to correct!

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-19:54
To be a WPS is very expensive and CRAZY and INSANE. 🥂

Search a way to deal

 By: Weems@8 : September 18th, 2021-20:12
Important you find a path. My way is to be realistic. A complication i want is a tourbillon. What can i do? Buy the first cheap tourbillon made in china. I do this, the UN torpilluer tourbillon is not an unreachable watch. I like the looks, i like the bra... 

The most expensive way of collecting is

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:29
to buy as a compromise other watches instead of the watches you really want just to sell them again at a loss.

In total agreement!

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-20:30

Well said!

 By: Cookies : September 18th, 2021-23:36

ROFL, but TRUE! ;)

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-20:18


 By: FabR : September 18th, 2021-20:28

I don’t think so!

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:17
I have to admit my hope was that at least ONE NICE HELPFUL member would say: “Don't do it!” or “Wait a minute, there are so many other beautiful less expensive watches out there!” or “This watch is beautiful but completely impractical and far too delicate... 

How true!

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-20:29


 By: FabR : September 18th, 2021-20:33

Who owns your house now?

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:40
Your AD? 😎

Oh, a random guy without a watch collection (!), I was so sad for him that I even threw in an extra kidney for free....;-))

 By: FabR : September 18th, 2021-20:50
PS: Seriously, I hope you'll make the right call on this watch, my friend, whichever it is -- it is a gorgeous piece, but it's entirely reasonable that many other elements also be part of a decision process. And of course, I do hope to see your wristshots... 


 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-21:07


 By: FabR : September 18th, 2021-21:17

Ha! Perhaps I have a small chance that

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-19:56
this watch is too big for my wrist! 😃 But I am afraid, it will fit perfectly… 😖

I can’t get it out of my head too

 By: Cookies : September 18th, 2021-17:14
But reality has set in for me. I cannot afford this piece. It costs north of 100k. Yikes…but very worth it, in this level of complications, and beauty.

Perhaps we can buy it together and perhaps

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-19:58
Nico joins out members club, too? Then we just have to discuss who gets it the first 4 months. ;-)

Yes, definitely unbeatable…

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:04
Which of the shown specimen would you prefer personally? The first or the second one?

You mean this one?

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:24

No, this one:

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-20:26

Extremely sophisticated and very special…

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:38
But I am afraid this time I won’t follow you and stay with … my … (oh my god, I wrote it) 230th anniversary edition. 😊 ...  

My hairy wrist is one of my last glimmers of hope.

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:51
Maybe I find the watch on my wrist awful. And the spook is over! Hahahahaha

Try to test it!

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-21:08

My AD has already contacted GP

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-21:28
in this regard. It is getting serious…

The principle “Just look, don't touch!”,

 By: MTR : September 19th, 2021-07:20
which is a rule for a good husband towards other women, is unfortunately not something I can implement with this beauty. In any case, from now on I will rub my left wrist with hair restorer every day. Maybe I can still prevent an impending catastrophe ...... 


 By: amanico : September 19th, 2021-22:01


 By: MTR : September 20th, 2021-20:00
But laughter gets stuck in my throat. Because my AD sent me a WhatsApp today. Everything is going fine. For him. My goodness...

Well said!

 By: Cookies : September 21st, 2021-00:54
What u’ve said rings true. I can almost imagine your excitement. Imagine the box, the smell of the AD shop, the suspense of opening the box and holding a fully wrapped masterpiece….oh my! The 3 Golden Bridges is an iconic piece!


 By: MTR : September 21st, 2021-23:35
I must confess this reads a little like …. watch porn. LOLLLL With women this would be called „turning on“. 😉 🥂


 By: MTR : September 21st, 2021-23:29
I‘m … indifferent. Hahahahaha

I can't believe myself, but

 By: MTR : September 22nd, 2021-23:37
I try to convince myself. ☺️

Too serious for me…

 By: MTR : September 24th, 2021-19:20
My AD wrote me an WhatsApp message today: „Hoffentlich kann ich Ihnen eine gute Nachricht am Montag bringen!“ („Hopefully I can bring you some good news on Monday!“) One question. Why do you prefer the Aston Martin version? Because it is more stealthy? I ...  

And what to you think of this Titan version?

 By: MTR : September 26th, 2021-07:28
I am not so sure about full black watches and also not about PVD coatings. And basically the Aston Martin version has a Titan case. 😊 ...  

Yes, superb!

 By: MTR : September 26th, 2021-10:21
For me the titanium version is equivalent to the Anniversary model 2021 in red gold. Didn’t you know the titanium version? Is more attractive to you than the Aston Martin iteration?

Yes, I have to confess, this Aston Martin version is really beautiful, too.

 By: MTR : September 27th, 2021-21:44
But I found this on GP’s website: “The car company’s name is engraved on the vertical flank of the micro-rotor and is filled with white luminescent treatment which appears blue in restricted light.” And that is what I'm a little bit afraid of… 🙏 ... 

So, was your AD of some help?

 By: amanico : September 27th, 2021-23:13

Not yet.

 By: MTR : September 27th, 2021-23:49
As I wrote here my personal contact at my AD tries to get the titanium or red gold version for me. He sent me a short message yesterday: “Wir brauchen noch mehr Zeit bis wir die endgültige Antwort von der Schweiz zu bekommen.” That means” We need even mor... 

This new tourbillon is just spectacular!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 18th, 2021-18:18

It’s a marvel.

 By: MTR : September 18th, 2021-20:07
One of the most beautiful watches I have ever seen. 🥂 ...  


 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-20:17

And I have no doubt in the flesh it is even more so!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 19th, 2021-00:24

I still sincerely hope

 By: MTR : September 19th, 2021-07:26
this watch is not comfortable to wear or loses its appeal in flesh because it looks terrible on a hairy wrist.