Flaunting mechanism became the rule in watchmaking. Whether it beautifully crafted mechanism or a simple mechanism for entry level factory is now made most of its watches with sapphire back cover – through which to examine the mechanism of the rear of the clock. Despite the fact that in some 3-hour turnout mechanism is not visible on the dial, more sophisticated products can proudly flaunt it. It is a manufactory GP and demonstrates new watch Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moonphase & GMT. Novelty is equipped with a sapphire dial, which is viewed through the elements of the mechanism.
The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Collection features some of the finest timepieces ever. The Large Date and Moon Phases Transparent Dial Watch offers a combination of proven techniques with brilliant aesthetics in order to showcase the time indications. Carved in steel the timepiece is rich in so many ways, from contrasting dials, satin finishes, and beautiful decorative relief, masterpieces of art.
The exquisite timepiece is crafted by a charcoal-gray spherical dial, and an elegant vertically-applied satin finish, completed by a steel bracelet, contemporary and stylish, featuring a alternating polished and satin finish. The soft surface of the dial is detailed by the discreet relief of the applied Breguet numerals and the counters whose fitted circles and azure decorations shimmer like sunshine reflecting on glass.
This renowned company originated in 1791, when talented watchmaker, Jean-Francois Bautte signed his first watches; after learning all of the trades of watchmaking, at that time, and completing his education. He set up a manufacturing company in Geneva, with all of the watchmaking elements of that time under one roof – which was unusual at that time. He became one of the most famous watchmakers of the era: trading with the European courts and receiving visits from Victoria, who would later become Queen. Girard-Perregaux & Cie was born in 1856, when Constant Girard (founder of the Firard & Cie Firm in La Chaux-de-Fonds), married Marie Perregaux. After taking control of the watch manufacturing company, his son also took over the Bautte House in 1906, and merged it with his family’s company. Thus began a legacy of prestigious mechanical watches that came to have approximately 80 watch-making patents and originated many innovative concepts in their domain. Recently, they even announced themselves as the exclusive timekeeper of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; with their new Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland being used by the museum as a canvas for paying tribute to film-making history.
A symbol of innovative watchmaking, the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement is a masterpiece. Crafted in the heart of La-Chaux-de-Fonds, from the creative mind and experienced hands of the brands team, this timepiece is truly remarkable. Entering a new realm of watchmaking, this design is so far ahead of the quartz timekeeping technology, it has set a new bar for other horological designers.
The foundation of this timepiece is the perfect and steady beat that is being supplied to the watch, and has no variation. The back and forth process, generates the constant force between the balance and the main springs. This escapement features a single thread-like silicon section responsible for that force. There is a micro-impulse that is carried to the blade, bending and storing the energy until it snaps into a mirror shape.
Recently honored by the Asia Society Southern California as the “Visionary of the Year”, former NBA Star Yao Ming, was presented a luxury watch by the Girard-Perregaux brand. The seven-foot, six inch basketball player was honored with the timepiece that is titled the Chrono Hawk.
The timepiece features a brand recognized chronograph automatic movement housed in a 44mm stainless steel case. The sapphire case back is embossed with Yao’s special symbol in vivid red, and the brand only created two watches with the design. As rare as the star himself, the watches will be limited in number and carry a respectable value.