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Introducing The Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Infinity Edition

Introducing The Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Infinity Edition

Snappy Take

With Geneva Watch Days in progress, Girard-Perregaux has reported two models, the Free Bridge and the Free Bridge Infinity Edition. One model is a standard creation watch cased in hardened steel. The other – and the one that we will zero in on here – is the Infinity Edition, a steel DLC-covered case, with 18k pink-gold accents all through, restricted to 88 pieces as it were. This is a particularly current watch, as proven by the case completing, yet with a few plan signs which honor the brand’s heritage. 

Beginning Thoughts

The expressed plan behind this present watch’s plan is to straightforwardly bridge the conventional with the cutting edge. During the 1860s, Constant Girard built up a tourbillon pocket watch, which included three nickel bridges (more on that story here ). The plan of this watch is intended to offer appreciation to that three bridge legacy. Both the Free Bridge Infinity Edition and the standard creation Free Bridge include a bolt formed “Neo Bridge” that traverses the base of the mainplate. Its shape is intended to summon the brand’s frequently utilized bolt formed bridge plan, while at the same time filling in as a reevaluation of contemporary engineering. This thought of current motivation stretches to the materials utilized in the in-house type GP01800.

The Three Bridge configuration as seen on a nineteenth century Girard-Perregaux pocket watch.

In making the development for this advanced watch, Girard-Perregaux used silicon to make the escapement and parts of the equilibrium wheel. In 2013, the brand made a silicon sharp edge for its prize-winning Constant Escapement. As indicated by GP, the activity of the silicon cutting edge flexing in reverse and advances conveys a uniform stock of energy to the escapement, consequently upgrading accuracy. The brand additionally says that silicon’s low coefficient of grinding mitigates both wear and energy consumption.

The watch highlights what is known as a sapphire gem box, which is particularly domed. This precious stone box expects four to multiple times more material to make the domed shape. Without having the option to see it in the metal, I can’t actually address what this plan resembles. Underneath the gem is the upset development which takes into account a dial-side perspective on different components, including the equilibrium, the escapement, and the barrel situated at the highest point of the dial. The development flaunts a Côtes de Genève theme, slanting, sandblasting, and snailing. A component explicit to the Infinity Edition is a 18k pink-gold swaying weight. 

From this angle, you can see the shape and look of the sapphire gem box.

As referenced, the Free Bridge Infinity Edition is made of steel however got done with a DLC covering and highlights a case size of 44mm. The hands are a skeletonized dauphine style, while the markers are suspended over the dial and completed in pink gold, adding to the dimensionality of the in general design. 

The watch comes fitted on a cowhide tie, shading composed to the watch by means of two join adjoining each haul. The Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Infinity Edition will be accessible October 2020.

The Basics

Brand: Girard-Perregaux
Model: Free Bridge Infinity Edition
Reference Number: 82000-11-632-FA6A

Diameter: 44mm
Thickness: 12.2mm
Case Material: Steel with DLC treatment
Dial Color: Display of reversed movement
Indexes: Pink-gold suspended indexes
Lume: Yes
Water Resistance: 30m
Strap/Bracelet: Leather lash advanced with two conspicuous fastens adjoining each lug

The Movement

Caliber: GP01800-1170
Functions: Hours, minutes
Diameter: 36.2mm
Thickness: 5.94mm
Power Reserve: 54 hours
Winding: Self-winding mechanical development with pink-gold wavering weight
Frequency: 4Hz
Jewels: 23
Chronometer Certified: No

Evaluating & Availability

Price: CHF 19,410
Availability: October 2020
Limited Edition: Yes, 88 pieces

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