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.
There are two wheels located above the balance and the silicon blade, these are the escapement wheels, here are the three specially designed teeth, responsible for delivering the 3 Hz frequency to the movement. A first in the watchmaking world, all timepieces before this featured the Swiss level mechanical engine, and one escapement wheel.
This revolutionary Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement is a masterpiece, both mechanical and esthetically exquisite. The accuracy of the timepiece is most fascinating and genius. With a traditional escapement, the spring unwinds and loses energy between windings, so there is less and less power being transferred to the balance wheel, and therefore reducing the watch accuracy. However, with this design, that is not the case, resulting in a more accurate design, and higher degree of time keeping accuracy.
The new escapement was designed by Nicolas Dehon, who joined the brand after leaving Rolex. His magnificent design boasts the silicon blade that is thinner than a human hair, and constantly keeps accurate time, regardless of the remaining energy in the spring. The brand plans to only produce about ten of the timepieces, making it a collectors dream, while also carrying a large price tag.
A goal of watchmakers for many years, the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement has finally been created, taking years to perfect, it had been tested and developed for some time. Now that it has been manufactured with perfection, the brand certainly has an edge over the competition. The timepiece also comes equipped with a 7-day power reserve, a black alligator strap and a elegant 48mm white gold case. Looking perfect on any wrist, the wearer can count on precision with every tick.