Limited Edition: Girard-Perregaux – The Quasar Light
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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.
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.
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.