Girard Perregaux - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII Hong Kong Friday, November 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Girard Perregaux
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 99150
    Movement No: No. 2
    Model Name: Three Gold Bridges Tourbillon
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9981, 46 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Girard Perregaux pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Girard Perregaux additional crocodile strap, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Girard-Perregaux's first tourbillon with three gold bridges, patented in 1884 by founder Constant Girard, represents a zenith of aesthetics, technical artistry, and symbolism in watchmaking history. At the 1889 Paris Universal Exhibition, this peerless tourbillon garnered a gold medal, then was declared hors concours, as no other could match its mastery.

    This refined 40mm platinum tourbillon chronograph model pays homage to the original design while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic for its dial. Through the sapphire caseback, the decorated movement takes center stage. The three bridges form the mainplate, supporting the tourbillon, barrel, and gear train in an architecturally elegant format. Circular graining adorns the bridges while the tourbillon cage is engraved by hand, showcasing Girard-Perregaux's mastery of fine finishing.

    Preserved in excellent overall condition, the present tourbillon chronograph is a rare gem for the connoisseur who appreciates fine watchmaking without ostentatious display.

  • Artist Biography

    Girard Perregaux

    Swiss • 1791

    Celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2016, the company earned its fame as the first vertically integrated Swiss watchmaking company, manufacturing high-grade movements, cases and dials within its premises. Particularly noteworthy are the brand's three-gold-bridge tourbillon pocket watches built by Constant Girard beginning in 1867 — considered amongst the most beautiful movement architectures ever made. An active participant in Switzerland's observatory chronometry competitions, the brand won so many precision awards that they were excluded from competing in 1901.

    Key models include nineteenth and twentieth century pocket watches with three gold bridges, modern tourbillon wristwatches with three gold bridges, minute repeating pocket and wristwatches, as well as sport watches such as the Laureato and Sea Hawk.

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Ref. 99150
A very rare and attractive platinum tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals and presentation box

Circa 2012
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$355,600

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+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023