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    Sale 12572

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    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2428

    GIRARD-PERREGAUX. A VERY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM SKELETONISED AUTOMATIC TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH THREE GOLD BRIDGES

    SIGNED GIRARD-PERREGAUX, TOURBILLON AUTOMATIQUE MODEL, REF. 9906, CASE NO. 11, CIRCA 2006

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    GIRARD-PERREGAUX. A VERY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM SKELETONISED AUTOMATIC TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH THREE GOLD BRIDGES
    SIGNED GIRARD-PERREGAUX, TOURBILLON AUTOMATIQUE MODEL, REF. 9906, CASE NO. 11, CIRCA 2006
    Cal. 9600S finely engraved automatic movement, 31 jewels, one minute tourbillon carriage visible through the silvered skeletonised dial, three gold bridges, circular case, glazed display back secured by six screws, 18k white gold Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.
    US$53,000-77,000


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    With Girard-Perregaux Certificate of Authenticity date 19 July 2006, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    Girard-Perregaux’s first tourbillon movement featuring three gold bridges was patented in 1884 by one of the firm’s founder, Constant Girard. A unique innovation in the history of watchmaking, up till today, the design still represents the perfect aesthetical, technical and symbolical combination, proven by the fact that at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, Mr. Girard’s tourbillon with three gold bridges was awarded a highly appropriate gold medal.

    Nearly 200 years later - in 1986 - the firm’s Research and Development Department was mandated with the creation of the wristwatch version of the tourbillon with three gold bridges to celebrate Girard-Perregaux’s bicentenary in 1991. The challenge of miniaturizing the pocket watch movement and to inverse its construction by positioning the gold bridges on the dial side was perfectly mastered and crowned by the launch of the celebrated Tourbillon Sous Trois Ponts d’or” wristwatch.

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