Girard-Perregaux - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Girard-Perregaux
    Year: Circa 1993
    Movement No: 59, November 1992
    Case No: 59
    Model Name: Tourbillon sous trois Ponts d’or
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. GP9000, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Girard-Perregaux pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Girard-Perregaux certificate dated 30th November 1993.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When the name Girard-Perregaux appears, most collectors would almost immediately picture a wristwatch with “Three Golden Bridges”. Holding a special place in the history of watchmaking, a watch with three bridges with a tourbillon won the chronometry prize at the Neuchâtel Observatory in 1867. Since then, the iconic three bridges became the logo for Girard-Perregaux. Though most may think that the bridges were implemented for aesthetical purposes, it is believed that the design and construction of the three bridges were implemented to ensure a higher level of accuracy for the tourbillon.

    Fast forward to the 20th century, the “Three Golden Bridges” remain as an iconic trait in Girard-Perregaux timepieces often proudly displayed and implemented in the movement. The present timepiece is a fantastic example of the monumental feature in pink gold. With a semi-skeletonized dial, the three bridges securing the barrel, hands and tourbillon escapement is with no doubt a pleasing sight to behold enabling a perfectly symmetrical layout of the dial and movement architecture.

    The present example from circa 1993 is presented in attractive overall condition and is accompanied by the original certificate.


A very fine and attractive pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with three gold bridges movement and certificate

Circa 1993
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$240,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$327,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021