Tags: Girard-Perregaux, Swiss watch
Until the middle of the XVIII century the sailors did not have precise methods for its location in the ocean. Therefore, they often strayed a long time, and sometimes lost in the depths of the sea. To remedy the situation the British Parliament in 1714, announced a reward of 20 thousand pounds to anyone who would be able to find a way to determine longitude to within half a degree. Among other scientists engaged in this problem the British watchmaker John Harrison. After many successes and failures, he created a marine chronometer H-4, which won the award.
Girard Perregaux manufactory released in honor of engineer hours ww.tc John Harrison. U chronometer round body of 18-karat white gold. On an enamel dial depicts travel route from Portsmouth to the English at Port Royal (Jamaica) and back, which made the son of John Harrison to test the reliability of H-4 hours. Circulation of the series – 50 copies.
Tags: Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux
New from Boucheron – Reflet XL Château Latour Millésime 2005 – has its own flavor. The dial of this model is made of two centuries of oak, previously used in barrels for aging wine Château Latour’s Grand Millésime 2005 harvest.
Case a rectangular stainless steel, size 31.5 mm x 45.0 mm, thickness 9.8 mm. On the bezel are the band-like hoops on a barrel. The dial of the bicentenary of oak wood, with a barrel decor.
The model has an automatic movement for Girard-Perregaux (caliber GP4000) with a power reserve of 40 hours.
Tags: Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux, tourbillon
The culmination of jewelry-watches union Boucheron and Girard-Perregaux, which started in 2007, was the creation of a unique creation – Ladyhawke watch with tourbillon.
The model name is associated with the medieval Italian legend, filmed in 1985, the same name. This is a story of love and mystery, the heroine is transformed into a hawk by day and by night becomes a beautiful woman.
In this exclusive watch combines high jewelry and watchmaking. It is made of white gold and adorned with 833 multi-colored diamonds and rubies totaling over 25 carats. Watch is equipped with a unique mechanism for Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with three gold bridges, and consists of 72 parts 1 centimeter in diameter and weighing 0.3 grams. Cruising about 72 hours. This movement – a modern interpretation of the caliber of Constant Girard-Perregaux, introduced in 1889 in Paris and won a gold medal. In the same year, Frédéric Boucheron won first place in the category “Jewellery”.
The famous Swiss brand Girard Perregaux presented a pocket watch tourbillon with three gold and bridges – the reincarnation of watches, which won a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1889. The product of watchmaking in the body of 18-carat gold, size 60mm x 20mm has a unique mechanism.