Outstanding Constant Escapement Timepiece by Girard-Perregaux

After five years of planning and development, Girard-Perregaux is ready to unveil their latest movement, in which a 14 micron thick buckled blade plays a very important role. The main person behind this new mechanism is Nicolas Dehon, whose skill, patience and perseverance has finally paid off with the introduction of the new movement as source of power for the Constant Escapement timepiece.

As the name suggests, the watch enjoys a constant energy flow, which results in excellent accuracy. For this very special movement, a remarkable case had to be developed, one that would not hide the beauty and complexity of the mechanism, but showcase it in a clear an elegant manner. Consequently a 48 mm white gold case was made, with a curved case band.

In order to ensure maximum visibility of the mechanism, the hours and minutes have been displayed off-center, on a small subdial set under the 12 o’clock position. The power indicator can be seen at the 9 o’clock position. The entire lower part of the dial is occupied by the impressive Constant Escapement with 21,600 vibrations per hour. As a final touch of luxury and elegance, the watch is fitted with an alligator strap with hand stitching.

By : 5 Apr 2013
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