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Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure

A futuristic take on the Tourbillon with Three Bridges encased in blue sapphire crystal.

| By Xavier Markl | 2 min read |
Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure

Originally presented in 2019, the Quasar is a bold iteration of the Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon, a futuristic take on the century-old Tourbillon with Three Bridges. With last year’s model, the striking design of this iconic movement was presented in all its glory inside a sapphire case revealing its architecture from all angles. Girard-Perregaux now unveils a new version of this model cased in blue sapphire crystal. Meet the Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure

The Tourbillon with three bridges holds a unique place in the history of Girard-Perregaux and in the history of watchmaking. The Quasar Azure honours this legacy by engineering transparency to the extreme. Measuring 46mm in diameter, its blue sapphire case is machined from a single block of sapphire that is meticulously polished to perfection. With its twin box sapphire crystals, it is built to maximize the view of the architectural skeletonized calibre – that is itself based on the principle of transparency.

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Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure

This futuristic interpretation of the iconic Girard-Perregaux movement stands out with its 3-dimensional, symmetrical design magnified by its skeletonized structure. The signature Girard-Perregaux three bridges are no longer straight, flat or in gold, but instead arched, taut, rounded and openworked. Fashioned out of grade 5 titanium, these are set against the NAC-treated mainplate. A perfect counterpoint to the barrel, the tourbillon at 6 o’clock stands out with its signature GP lyre-shape cage. The micro-rotor is positioned underneath the barrel to preserve the superb design of this self-winding movement. The high inertia of this white gold oscillating weight ensures a minimum 60-hour power reserve.

The Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure is released in a limited edition of eight pieces only. It is worn on an anthracite fabric strap with a metallic effect. The triple folding clasp comes in DLC-titanium. The watch is delivered with a spare blue alligator leather strap. Price is set at CHF 274,000.

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4 responses

  1. Are you kidding me. 300k for this grotesquely ostentatious watch while children are starving in parts of this sorry planet.

    Anyone thinking this is a watch they need and can afford should do some soul searching.

  2. Can’t fault your logic. Especially given the state of affairs since the beginning of this year.
    This particular watch serves no purpose, neither from a technical perspective nor from a artistic perspective.

  3. Beautiful craftsmanship is not to blame for the world’s state, but the ones that can afford it by destroying Earth. Manufacturers of ugly mass produced objects like as bombs- which cost the same as this watch and we all chip in to pay for. So are their “politician leaders” salesmen which can definitely afford such watches but I doubt if they have a good enough taste for this particular one.

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