A reference to one of the most beautiful, historic timepiecesBASELWORLD 2016: La Esmeralda Tourbillon
As a tribute to one of its finest historic creations, and to celebrate the 225th anniversary of its founding, Girard-Perregaux presents La Esmeralda Tourbillon. Distinguished by a Gold Medal at the Paris World Fair in 1889, the La Esmeralda pocket chronometer secured a place in watchmaking history for the refinement of its architecture, its precision, and for the incomparable quality of its finishing.
The La Esmeralda Tourbillon transposes these qualities to the wrist, as a version of the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges which has come to represent the extraordinary expertise cultivated by the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux. It has no dial, revealing instead its three large, arrow-shaped bridges, with their jewel settings, in solid gold. They are rounded-off, chamfered and polished entirely by hand. These three bridges carry the wheels, the barrel and the tourbillon inside its lyre-shaped cage. They are set against the backdrop of a silvered and engraved plate which brings a striking sense of depth to this exceptional timepiece.