Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Planetarium Watch Hands-On

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Planetarium Watch Hands-On

Girard-Perregaux depicts the little, hand-painted globe (so huge it needs an air pocket in the sapphire gem) similar to a smaller than expected portrayal of a guide from the seventeenth eighteenth century. That’s a huge spread of time in the realm of map making, yet I think even the brand can concur that a watch, for example, the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Planetarium would have felt a lot of comfortable back then.

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Imagine when the tourbillon itself was licensed by Mr. Breguet back at around the finish of the eighteenth century. Presently envision a tourbillon that turns on not one pivot, or two, but rather three. The Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon is to be sure one of only a handful few triple pivot tourbillon looks out there. The absolute first of these species I found out about was the Triple Axis Tourbillon from Thomas Prescher . A triple hub tourbillon is amazingly complicated to design, and a tremendous perseverance and persistence challenge to gather. These watches are amazingly uncommon in light of the fact that their cost to make and cost to purchase guarantee creation numbers are low. No, the three hub purposes of turning for the tourbillon don’t add any exhibition value –close to the first or second hub points.


Tourbillons were intended to take care of an issue in clock or pocket watch developments that wristwatch developments don’t have. The execution of a tourbillon in a wristwatch development is an unadulterated exercise in the specialty of craftsmanship. It looks excellent, yet doesn’t really improve the item. It positively makes the article more significant though.

Girard-Perregaux’s unique Tri-Axial Tourbillon (aBlogtoWatch active here) , has a cool development in a watch that’s not especially beautiful looking. The Tourbillon some portion of the name was eliminated for this reference 99290-52-151-BA6A Tri-Axial Planetarium adaptation (which doesn’t incorporate what you may ordinarily connect with a planetarium). I’m almost certain a planetarium is a visual portrayal of heavenly bodies, particularly comparable to each other. This watch highlights one planet though –Earth (and its moon – only not corresponding to each other). Girard-Perregaux without a doubt enhanced the plan of the Tri-Axial Tourbillon with the Planetarium –with a strongly much better looking watch. The rich auxiliary dial to demonstrate the time truly helps, and the different blue tints from the painted Earth to the moonphase marker are eye-satisfying. The general plan actually has a few idiosyncrasies however (like the foundation surface of the silver-hued watch face) and the case, which has enormous sapphire gem bubbles that essentially aren’t going to be to all super affluent watch collectors’ tastes.

If the Tri-Axial Planetarium watch looks enormous, that is on the grounds that it is 48mm wide and 21.52mm thick with the vaults. The 18k pink gold case is typically profound on the wrist, which is the thing that you’d expect in a watch this way. Girard-Perregaux gives a valiant effort to keep the general case extents exemplary, so it genuinely tries to be humble glancing in its visual heft.


Both the tourbillon and the turning globe get rises on the highest point of the case –which truly, is strange looking. Not exclusively are there two bulges from the gem, however they aren’t symmetrical or even a similar size when seen from the side. It is a compelling perspective no doubt, yet not every person that sees your complicated mechanical extravagance watch will know to appreciate the knocks. Practically, the Tri-Axial Planetarium (let me advise you that any planetarium in this watch – accepting there was one – doesn’t truth be told have three hub focuses) offers the time, 24 hour pointer through the globe, and the period of the moon.

The tourbillon is the intriguing and thumping mechanical heart of the watch that will catch the visual consideration of any individual who takes a gander at the dial for quite some time. It’s truly intriguing to watch these multi-hub tourbillons in activity in light of the fact that the at the same time moving parts make a flabbergasting mechanical dance for a little scope. The creative allure is the reason for watches, for example, this to be delivered in any case, so valuing them should likewise be done on an aesthetic level. All things considered, you don’t need to wear it on your wrist to value what Girard-Perregaux has done here.

The development within the Tri-Axial Planetarium is the type GP09310-0001. Physically twisted, it has 60 hours of force save, works at 3Hz, and has been gathered from 386 sections. I don’t believe that this development is altogether in-house, however it very well might resemble other complicated tourbillon watches planned by Girard-Perregaux that are made for them by Greubel Forsey (nothing to complain about there). On the rear of the watch, you can see the development with the mark Girard-Perregaux-style bridges.

While the dial is of an amazing quality, Girard-Perregaux appears to blend two style on the watch dial that maybe confound the general subject. The painted Earth globe and moonphase marker are apparently of a more customary, beautiful style, while the dial for the time and the radially-engraved silver-conditioned face appear to be much more 1960s-industrial in their style.

I’m truly glad that Girard-Perregaux keeps on making watches, for example, this. They show genuine commitment to intriguing horological systems, which are esteemed in light of the fact that they interminably captivate us. Simultaneously, the brand likewise delivers models such the Constant Escapement  –which are additionally top of the line, and utilize a totally different style of mechanical complication in a more contemporary manner. The assortment of viable fine watches to these intriguing small craftsmanship pieces makes for a balanced brand. Presently all you require is the wrist-constitution, style mental fortitude, and swelled ledger to wear one of these. Cost for the Girard-Perregaux reference 99290-52-151-BA6A Tri-Axial Planetarium watch is around $321,000 USD. girard-perregaux.com