Earlier this year, Swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux announced its role as the offcial watch partner for Aston Martin. The first watch born of the partnership is a signature complication for which Girard-Perregaux has been known: the Tourbillon with Three Bridges. However, this is nor the same Tourbillon with Three Bridges that we have witnessed in the past. Now, the three bridges are flying' - meaning they are suspended within the case on both sides so that they look as though they are floating in space. The effect is made even more dramatic thanks to the box-like structure of the sapphire crystal on both the front and back of the watch. Additionally for a more stealth appeal, the 44mm case is crafted in black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) treated grade 5 titanium. The self-winding mechanical movement consists of 260 individually finished and assembled components, as well as 27 jewels. The 79-part tourbillon escapement so light that it weighs just 0.250 grams. Even the strap is a world-first - it is made of black leather with a proprietary rubber alloy with an insert injected with white gold. The Aston Martin name is engraved on the micro-rotor and is filled with a blue luminescent coating. Just 18 pieces will be made.
|$100,000 - $200,000
|Power reserve range (hours)
|49 - 72
|Case diameter (mm)
|Case height (mm)
|Where to buy
|Watches of Switzerland in New York
The venerable Swiss watch brand based in La Chaux-de-Fonds has been honing its horology expertise for over 230 years. While it works with the latest technology in developing movements, it continues to use traditional methods when decorating, assembling and adjusting the timepieces by hand.Celebrating the 230th anniversary of the brand's founding, the La Esmeralda Tourbillon of the Eternity Edition is a timepiece that boasts the brand's creative and innovative capabilities. Featuring the complex three-bridge tourbillon with aerial design that distinguishes Girard-Perregaux,and embodying the 275 hours of craftsmanship that went into its production, this masterpiece is the product of meticulous manufacture.Dynamism is also a distinguishing feature of the brand, as birthed from collaboration with movement designer Yaman Sonite, Girard-Perregaux has cultivated an acrobatic tour of its timepieces. Telling the story of time and its place within it through the language of dance, the agility and art of Girard-Perregaux's watches is paraded and celebrated.