Girard-Perregaux DLC Titanium Bi-Axial Tourbillon
Boasting with a contemporary architecture, featuring a 45 mm x 18.5 mm titanium case coated with black DLC and highlighted by the exquisiteness of the materials and the overall contrasts, the Girard-Perregaux DLC Titanium Bi-Axial Tourbillon timepiece is a monument of timekeeping architecture and top notch technology.
There’s a styling notion that easily and perfectly describes this architectural wonder – avant-garde. And when you think of the technology behind it, its name sounds even more enticing. It features two concentric cages which enable the regulating part to make rotations in a multitude of dimensions. Even the most minute of irregularities caused by gravity are corrected by the mechanism behind this watch.
For example, comprising the balance spring, escapement and balance wheel, an internal cage completes a full turn on its axis in 45 seconds. Furthermore, the external cage completes a revolution in one minute and fifteen seconds, generating a rotation on its second axis.
It therefore takes 3 minutes and 45 seconds to complete a full revolution. In conclusion, this aerial ballet movement provides a gorgeous show for the wearer. And, by far the most impressive part is that although the two cages contain in excess of 110 parts, they only weigh 0.8 grams.
The timepiece features double sapphire crystals and resists to water depths of up to 30 meters. The barrel bridges and central bridge are crafted from 18 carat gold, while the Swiss inhouse manufacture manual-wind Girard-Perregaux movement comes with a caliber GPE0201 which comprises a total of 28 jewels. Eventually, it works at 21,600 vibes per hour, assisted by a 72 hour power reserve.