When racing and watchmaking come together
Girard Perregaux and Aston Martin launch collaboration timepiece
This year, GP Girard-Perregaux has established a new partnership with the equally famous British car manufacturer Aston Martin. In March of this year, the famous sports car manufacturer celebrated its return to Formula One after a 60-year absence. This historic moment was celebrated with Girard-Perregaux at the Bahrain Grand Prix, and its logo appeared on the car. This cooperation also witnessed the arrival of the Aston Martin version of the Three Flying Bridge Tourbillon.
Three fly bridge tourbillon-Aston Martin version To pay tribute to the brand’s 1867 three golden bridge tourbillon pocket watch, this modern version in collaboration with Aston Martin is the best choice. The movement is very light and gives the impression that it is floating in a 44mm grade 5 titanium case (treated with black DLC). Since there is no bottom plate (the surface to which most of the movement parts are fixed), the bridge is connected to the case, hence the name “flying bridge“.
This impressive hollowing technique, with a sapphire crystal back cover, allows the movement to be bathed in light and its components are clearly visible. The barrel (carrying the energy of the watch) is particularly noteworthy because it has been professionally hollowed out. Through the opening, you can get a glimpse of the mainspring, and when it is full, it provides a power reserve of 60 hours. The vertical side of the micro-rotor is engraved with the name of the car manufacturer, which allows the watch to wind automatically. It glows white during the day and blue in low light.
The dark colors chosen to handle the different parts give the timepiece a calm, discreet and elegant beauty, which is the typical color scheme of Aston Martin. The difference between good and excellent is always a matter of detail. The three fly bridge tourbillon-Aston Martin version is not only equipped with a black alligator leather strap, but also a black calfskin strap with rubber alloy inserts, that is to say, infused Rubber platinum, this is the first time! Matches the exclusive features of this British car manufacturer.