Girard-Perregaux officially unveil its first Tri-Axial Tourbillon at Baselworld 2014 the first such tourbillon from the brand identified with the renowned Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges which is their emblematic piece. Featuring an off-centre display the dial shows the time at the 2 o’clock position along with the triple axis tourbillon at 9 o’clock and a power reserve indicator.
Tourbillons have been a specialty of Girard-Perregaux for over a century and a half and they have previously developed a double-axis tourbillon but this is the first triple-axis tourbillon from them. A triple-axis tourbillon is quite a technical achievement first pioneered by Thomas Prescher who created one in 2010. Vianney Halter also made one last year.
The triple axis tourbillon is covered under a sapphire bubble thereby giving a more generous view of the intricate architecture and this design is slightly reminiscent of the recent Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane. The Tri-Axial Tourbillon uses the President style case (a name given to a wristwatch made for the President of Ferrari in the 1990’s).