Building on the success of its Quasar Light and Quasar Azure models, Girard-Perregaux has released a new timepiece housed in a clear sapphire crystal case paired with red accents.
The Quasar Infrared pays homage to the Chinese New Year with its red tones, employing a colour that evokes energy, vitality and prosperity.
The sapphire case is fashioned from a single sapphire disc. Thereafter, the disc is formed, milled and polished to create a smooth, homogenous surface, free of inclusions. This latter phase alone takes over 200 hours of work and hundreds of operations, employing techniques perfected over two centuries. Making the case, lugs and crown is protracted, but excellence is seldom achieved in haste.
A tourbillon is positioned at the base of the dial, seemingly floating. Its cage is lyre-shaped, a historical design dating back to the 19th century. However, this contemporary creation indulges the wearer with aerial views of the Neo Bridges, a Girard-Perregaux signature inspired architectural structures. Formed of sapphire, these bridges appear futuristic, but continue to uphold the spirit of the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, Girard-Perregaux’s legendary pocket watch from 1867.
World Price: CHF 283,000
Diameter: 46.00 mm
Height: 15.25 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective ‘box’
Case-back: sapphire crystal ‘box’
Dial: no dial
Hands: skeletonised, white gold, ‘Dauphine’ type with luminescent material
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 36.00 mm (16’’’)
Height: 9.54 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
Number of components: 260
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 60 hours
Functions: Tourbillon, hours, minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon
Tourbillon cage composed of 79 components weighing only 0.250 grams
The iconic Girard-Perregaux Bridges are made of sapphire
Material: high-gloss red calfskin strap featuring hand-stitching
Buckle: triple folding, white gold
The timepiece will be delivered with an additional complimentary red alligator strap
For more information please visit https://www.girard-perregaux.com