Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux and British supercar manufacturer Aston Martin have joined forces to create this exclusive timepiece dubbed the Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition.
What is exclusive to this timepiece is that it is made from grade 5 titanium and features a 44 mm case steeped in black Diamond-Like Carbon to give it a stealthy appearance. Inside the framework of the watch are three bridges spanning the entire dial, which pays homage to Girard-Perrergaux’s signature pocket watches back from the 19th century.
But the real party piece of this watch has to be that instead of a traditional dial, the timepiece is transparent, revealing the complex internals of the watch. It also features a tourbillon cage that is 10 mm in diameter and is composed of 79 components that collectively weigh just 0.25 grams. In addition, the one-off watch also includes a white gold micro-rotor, a sapphire crystal box and an engraving of Aston Martin’s name on the vertical flank of the micro-rotor that has been filled with white luminescent treatment that appears blue in restricted light.
Speaking more about this timepiece and their collaboration with Aston Martin, Mr Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, stated, “We are delighted to partner with Aston Martin, entrusting their team with arguably our most iconic timepiece, delivering a fresh perspective on Haute Horlogerie. Rarely do we work with others to reinterpret the Three Bridges, however, on this occasion, we have made an exception, mindful of Aston Martin’s prowess for design.”
Sorry, I forgot to mention one crucial detail. The Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition is limited to just 18 examples, and if you want one. So expect to shell out a whopping Rs Rs 1.06 crore (without taxes and duties) to get one for yourself. It seems like getting a used Aston Martin might not be such a bad idea anymore.