EuropeanLife Magazine March 2017 - Page 5

A sense of stage-setting The Neo-Bridges watch was designed by the style department as a contemporary transcription of the aesthetic codes dear to the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux. To magnify these design principles, the engineers and watchmakers have endowed the finely crafted titanium case measuring 45 mm in diameter and 12.17 mm thick with alternately polished and satin-brushed finishing. This coherent ensemble is fitted with a “Box” sapphire crystal and a minimalist dial, as well as a transpar- ent sapphire crystal caseback – thereby providing ample space in which to read the time, as well as to discover this fascinating 208-part mechanism. The latter epitomises the art of harnessing and propelling towards the future the full sty- listic power of the historical timepieces that have been forging the renown of the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux for more than 225 years. About Girard-Perregaux Girard-Perregaux is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer that traces its origins to 1791. The history of the Brand is marked by legendary watches that combine sharp design with innovative artisanship such as the renowned Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, presented by Constant Girard in 1889 at the Paris Universal exhibition, where it was awarded a gold medal. With more than 80 registered patents, Girard-Perregaux is devoted to the creation of state-of-the-art Haute Horlogerie and is one of the few watchmakers to unite all the skills of design and manufacture under the same roof — including the forging of the “heart” of the watch, the movement. In 2013, Girard-Perregaux received numerous prizes for its groundbreaking Constant Escapement L.M. time- piece, including the most prestigious one: The Aiguille d’Or of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Girard-Perregaux is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accesso- ries, which develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands. • www.girard-perregaux.com/en 3