A very rare and fine pink gold Three Gold Bridge minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch with presentation box and certificate

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  • Manufacturer: Girard-Perregaux
    Year: Circa 1997
    Case No: No. 2
    Model Name: Tourbillon Three Bridge Minute Repeater
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9892, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Girard-Perregaux crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: With Girard-Perregaux fitted wooden presentation box, certificate of origin dated May 29, 1997, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The history of Girard-Perregaux reaches back to 1791 when young watchmaker Jean-François Bautte signed his first watch. He became known for his thin watch movements and opened his Geneva atelier with the idea that all watchmaking trades should be housed under one roof, a concept the firm still strives for today. This comprehensive approach allows them to design, create, develop and produce all the components for their watches. In 1889, Girard-Perregaux won the gold medal at the Exposition Paris Universal Exhibition for their tourbillon with three golden bridges, it is synonymous with the brand.

    Today, the brand has created many different variations, and the present watch is from the late 1990’s, featuring a tourbillon and minute repeating mechanism. The blue-grey guilloché with polished chapter ring with Roman numerals has a cool aesthetic and when one turns the watch over the sapphire crystal back reveals the heart of the watch, with three beautifully engraved gold bridges, and underneath one sights the one minute tourbillon cage. The repeat mechanism has a clear tone and quality and one can see the two hammers striking the gongs, one mark “H” for hour, the other “M” for minutes.

    The Girard-Perregaux’s Three Bridge is a technical marvel, and a wonder to look at. The present watch is in lovely original condition, and a gem that is worth consideration.

Σ894

A very rare and fine pink gold Three Gold Bridge minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch with presentation box and certificate

芝柏,精細及十分罕有,18K玫瑰金腕錶,配三問和三金橋陀飛輪,編號第2號,約1997年製。附錶盒和證書

Circa 1997
38mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$320,000 - 640,000 
€35,200-70,500
$41,000-82,100

sold for HK$625,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018