Watch heaven!

Apr 09, 2022,16:22 PM

Dear watch friends,

last Thursday and Friday I had the pleasure and honor of being invited by Bucherer Genève and Girard-Perregaux, together with my most important ☺️🙏 and also amicable "favorite seller" at my AD (Bucherer Vienna) and a very nice couple who is as crazy about watches as I am.

It were two wonderful, enlightening days in which we were received with great hospitality and warmth.
And it was clear to see what a sleeping giant GP actually is.
The passion, vertical integration, know-how and attention to detail are impressive.

I also finally had the opportunity to admire the tourbillons with three flying bridges, which I value so highly, up close, along with many other watch treasures. It has once again come true for me how important it is to be able to wear a watch “live” on your wrist and compare it with others. Where can you do that better than in the manufactory itself?
For me, a very important step in my decision-making process to find the right GP Tourbillon for me.

Because, as it has proven to be true for me again and again: you have to see a watch in the flesh. Watches that you really liked in marketing images often do not arouse the expected emotion in reality, i.e. on the wrist.

And completely different watches take your breath away and literally knock you over. Sometimes even when you definitely didn't expect it.

In the two days we learned a lot about the history of watchmaking in general, we were allowed to look over the shoulders of the watchmakers from GP and also try our hand at polishing a golden bridge.
A manual, tedious and time-consuming work, after which one appreciates the optically perfect result of a professionally polished bridge even more.

Two wonderful days in watch heaven, which I will not soon forget and during which new friendships were made.

And now we better let some pictures do the talking. They were all taken with my mobile phone so please forgive the quality. 🙏

So here are some highlights of what we were able to see:


In this watch, Girard-Perregaux combines a three-axis tourbillon with a globe that makes one complete revolution in 24 hours and additionally this gem shows an astronomical moon phase. A marvel…

LA ESMERALDA TOURBILLON in white and red gold

in titanium and red gold



There were still a few wonderful surprises for me to see at Bucherer Genéve.
But I will save to them for another thread. ☺️

All the best

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Krrrick ... uiuuhuu...: "Earth to Thomas ...

 By: COUNT DE MONET : April 9th, 2022-16:42
What a superb day out to GP! Extraordinarily beautiful and complex watches that you had the chance to handle. That triaxis tourbi woukd be a true exit watch!

So true, dear Moritz!

 By: MTR : April 9th, 2022-21:45
My problem is that I detected at least FOUR exit watches in parallel during the last two days… 🙄

I tried her

 By: MTR : April 9th, 2022-22:54
on my wrist for a very short time. Without closing the clasp of the strap. And I think it would work!! She's a … little tall. But it would work. Love knows no boundaries… 😁


 By: amanico : April 10th, 2022-17:44

Yes, they are

 By: MTR : April 9th, 2022-21:53
almost out of this world. Thanks for looking, dear Chronometer! 🙏☺️

Thanks again for sharing these amazing pictures!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : April 9th, 2022-23:03

I had the LUCK that

 By: MTR : April 9th, 2022-22:21
it was - of course - not possible to buy a watch directly from the manufacturer, mon ami. 🙏🙏 Unfortunately, two (!) watch models completely blew me away during these two days and now I'm even waiting for another variant to be viewed at my AD in Vienna. Go... 

Neo Tourbillons

 By: MTR : April 9th, 2022-22:58
in red gold and the titanium version. In reality for me they looked „fresher“ and „easier to wear“ on a daily basis. And there was a watch I saw in Genève that surprised me completely. I wasn't expecting this piece at all. But this has to be presented in ... 

Indeed!! ☺️

 By: MTR : April 10th, 2022-16:38
I liked the titanium the most. I think it’s even more wearable than the Aston Martin (which is very black…). I will post the other mentioned watch, that fleshed me so much too, during this week, mon ami. And I think I will need your advice in this special... 

The flying bridge tourbies are spectacular :)

 By: InHavenPro : April 9th, 2022-19:20
Both the white gold, and rose gold versions. They're my favorte GPs . Thanks for the pictures, Filip

Dear Filip, I completely understand you.

 By: MTR : April 9th, 2022-22:29
They are truly works of art. The white metal flying bridges watch I had the luck to see was in Titanium. And I had to luck to see their mother, too. ☺️ Cheers Thomas ...  

Wow, that is mesmerizing!!

 By: InHavenPro : April 9th, 2022-23:36
Much appreciated Thomas, Filip

My pleasure, dear Echi!

 By: MTR : April 11th, 2022-23:32
And thanks a lot for watching and your feedback. 🙏☺️ Best Thomas

Yes, indeed, dear nacelle!

 By: MTR : April 11th, 2022-23:30
Fantastic watches and a warm hospitality. What more can you hope for? Cheers Thomas

Absolutely TOP of the TOP

 By: ppatti99 : June 17th, 2022-16:57
I love a brand like GP that is so far under all the novices radar. To anyone in the know and the pursuit of spectacular these pieces on another level. I saw a review from T Mosso on the La Esmeralda and he hit it dead on, comparable to Greubel, Philippe D...