In the world where smart watches have slowly become the next big thing, fine watch manufacturers, such as Girard-Perregaux, still have quite a few tricks up their sleeves, impressing watch aficionados with the mechanical marvels they create. With the Tri-Axial Tourbillon, Girard-Perregaux presents the prestige complication at another level. The dial, displaying the hours and minutes is pushed off-centre, between one and three o’clock, while the tourbillon cage sits magnificently at nine o’clock, behind a bubble on the sapphire crystal glass. Powered by a mechanical, manual-winding movement, the watch has a power reserve of 60 hours, indicated at six o’clock. The 48mm, pink gold case offers water resistance of 30metres.
Another beautiful interpretation of the complication that kills the effect of gravity on the accuracy of a mechanical movement, this version of the Polo Tourbillon is stunning visually. The carriage of the flying tourbillon is at the end of the minutes hand and moves with it, creating the illusion that it is not connected with the main movement of the watch. With the hours hand on the disc behind the minutes hand, the rest of the silvered dial is relatively clean. The 45mm classic Polo case is in brushed and polished white gold, offering waterproofness of 30metres.
Behind the pristine white cambered Grand Feu enamel dial of this classic timepiece is one of the most advanced automatic watch mechanisms. Offering a fly-back chronograph function, this watch also has pulsometre function that allows you to check your heart rate quickly and easily. The chronograph hand in association with a specially graduated scale makes it possible for a person’s heart beat to be displayed on the dial, eliminating the need for any calculation. For the hand to indicate the number of heart beats per minute on the pulsometer scale, you need to start the chronograph and then stop it after counting off 30 heartbeats. On the enamel dial are painted roman numerals and markings, the 30-minute and 12-hour counters and a date aperture at six o’clock. Behind the 43.6mm red gold case, the sapphire caseback reveals the movement and its oscillating weight adorned with a honeycomb motif.
Written By : Ranvijaysinh Jhala