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Introducing The Girard-Perregaux Quasar Light

Speedy Take

About a year back, we viewed the first Girard-Perregaux Quasar, a super current interpretation of a watch plan figure of speech that Girard-Perregaux has been repeating on for well longer than a century. The thought behind GP’s Three Golden Bridges, its most popular plan, is to arrange the watch’s barrel, focus wheel, and tourbillon and hold them set up with three obvious brilliant scaffolds. It makes for a hitting visual introduction with the shortfall of a dial, and the brilliant scaffolds themselves can become very nearly a show-stopper when cleaned to a mirror finish.  

You may need to strain your eyes a piece to see them here, however the Quasar Light likewise has three scaffolds; they aren’t gold, obviously. They’re made out of another material attached to the universe of watchmaking that has gained notoriety for its hardness and trouble to work: sapphire.

The state of the extensions is in reality somewhat not quite the same as that of the conventional Three Golden Bridges. These are Aerial Neo-Bridges, which offer a curve on the first Golden Bridge concept. Their use on this skeletonized tourbillon development put inside a 46mm sapphire case refracts heaps of light, and the white-gold hands add with that impact. The barrel, which is situated at 12, looks as though it very well may be set with 1,000,000 little precious stones, yet that is not the situation: It’s ruthenium.

I believe it’s protected to say that the Quasar Light is not really the most neat watch out there, yet that is not actually the point with this 18-piece restricted release, whose incredible cost is $294,000.

Beginning Thoughts

This talking piece includes a case produced using a solitary plate of sapphire that required over 200 hours to shape. The utilization of sapphire has been stretched out to incorporate the scaffolds, probably the most fundamental components in the development’s engineering. I think these open up the plan and take into consideration significantly more interaction of light when compared to the adaptation from a year ago, which had matte dark titanium spans. You can see that the scaffolds are there and appreciate them, while likewise seeing through to different pieces of the development that were recently protected from view.

If spans are being produced using sapphire precious stone, I can’t help thinking about what else may be conceivable regarding watch components. 

The Basics

Brand: Girard-Perregaux
Model: Quasar Light
Reference Number: 99295-43-001-BA6A

Diameter: 46mm
Thickness: 15.25mm
Case Material: Sapphire crystal
Dial Color: No Dial
Indexes: N/A
Lume: No
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Grey texture wristband with metallic impact and hand-stitching

The Movement

Caliber: GP09400-1128
Functions: Hours, minutes
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 9.54mm
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Jewels: 27

Valuing & Availability

Price: $294,000
Limited Edition: 18 pieces

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