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Limited Edition: Girard-Perregaux – The Quasar Light

The Quasar Light is a masterpiece with aerial views of the Girard-Perregaux’s most iconic movement encased in Swiss-made Sapphire, exclusively available in just 18 pieces. 

The glittering tourbillion appears to float inside an invisible case made from a single sapphire disk. Sculpting and polishing its curves to produce such extreme transparency required over 200 hours of work and hundreds of operations with techniques perfected over two centuries. 

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The sapphire crystal box that extends from the case delivers an intergalactic 360° view.  Achieving the gloss within the movement required three times more sapphire than usual with a unique diamond and chemical polish.

The watch glitters with starry lustre when light radiates across its movement and Ruthenium barrel. Ruthenium is a rare platinum metal in extremely limited production. It forms crystals that burst with sparkling light in all directions on the watch face.   

The arrow shape of the Aerial Neo-bridges, a Girard-Perregaux signature, were inspired by architectural marvels in the world’s greatest cities. Finished yet again in Swiss-made sapphire, the bridges reveal the smallest details of the mechanism. 

The tourbillon cage is powered by a unidirectional automatic winding system featuring a white gold micro-rotor. Visible through the sapphire crystal box, the micro-rotor is engraved with an eagle. 

Overall, the Quasar Light is a brilliantly bold expression of the technical mastery, contemporary design and rich heritage of Girard-Perregaux. The 18 exclusive pieces are now luminous stars at the centre of a new galaxy of watchmaking excellence. 

Technical specification: 

Movement: Self-winding mechanical movement. Power reserve is min. 60 hours. 260 components and 27 jewels.

Functions: Tourbillon, hours, minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon.

Tourbillon: Tourbillon cage composed of 79 components weighing only 0.250 grams. The Girard-Perregaux bridges are made out of sapphire.

Case: sapphire. Hands are skeletonised, white gold, ‘Dauphine’ type, with luminescent material. Water resistance 30 meters.