Girard Perregaux Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon Watch
芝 Since the mid-19th century, Girard-Perregaux has been associated with the ultimate in high-end craftsmanship-the tourbillon. Constant Girard, the founder of the watch factory, has made the brand respected by the world with his professional expertise. Among the masterpieces created by Constant Girard, the Three Gold Bridges Tourbillon (Three Gold Bridges Series) has an extraordinary and highly personalized style, giving the Girard Perregaux brand today an unquestionable orthodox status .
In fact, his Sanjinqiao Tourbillon can be regarded as the supreme in terms of beauty, technology and symbolism. Unlike his contemporary watch designers, Constant Girard focused on those elements that could make his timepieces more shocking and unique: the structure of the movement and the shape of the components.
Lipine’s invention basically determined the structure of the mechanical movement: including a main board, a spring drum plate (or bridge), an upper bridge and a pallet fork, so a movement including three bridges is Quite common. However, Constant Girard’s masterpieces are different because of the structure and arrangement of the above components, which contains a unique symbolic meaning.
As time passed by minute by minute, Constant Girard’s golden bridge was pointed in opposite directions at both ends, symbolizing the past and the future. Of course, our time system is derived from the time calculation of 3 and its multiples in the Mesopotamian culture of 3000 BC. The last 3 can also represent the three phases of the solar orbit: sunrise, sundial, and sunset, or three indivisible natural elements can be introduced according to the religious meaning of the ‘Trinity’: water, earth, and fire. Over time, the three arrow-shaped golden bridges of Constant Girard also became a symbolic symbol.
芝 In 1986, Girard-Perregaux’s R & D department began designing a three-gold bridge tourbillon flywheel watch. In 1991, at the 200th anniversary of the Girard-Perregaux watch factory, the Sanjinqiao Tourbillon watch also appeared at the same time, becoming an important masterpiece in the history of Swiss fine watchmaking. This is indeed a great challenge for watchmaking. Technically, the movement must be reduced to an area with a diameter of 12 cents; in addition, the structure of the movement must be retained so that the Sanjin Bridge becomes a dial. In addition, the shape of the bridge and the tourbillon frame should be simplified, and the anchor escapement should be replaced by the brake escapement.
芝 Girard Perregaux has produced more than 20 models since 1991, including the integration of super complicated functions such as minute repeater or timekeeping. One of the most important creations of the watch factory is to configure an automatic winding system for the Sanjinqiao tourbillon. The concept is to use a smaller, but dense and heavy platinum oscillating weight, which can be accommodated in the rest of the Sanjinqiao structure. In the space. Whether installed in a Vintage or Laureato case, the structure of the Sanjin Bridge can be clearly exposed through the dial or transparent back, fully expressing the top technology and unique watch art and culture tradition contained in it.
Girard Perregaux Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon Pocket Watch
Anonymous watch common sense: Tourbillon Tourbillon
The tourbillon is a speed-regulating device invented by watchmaker Breguet. Tourbillon in French means ‘vortex’, and the tourbillon is a combination of transliteration and free translation. Breguet invented the tourbillon to correct mechanical errors caused by gravity.
所以 The reason why mechanical timepieces can walk according to a certain rhythm is based on the precise control of the escapement. If the escapement adjustment mechanism itself is inaccurate, the timepiece will be out of alignment. The main culprit for the inaccuracy of the escapement is gravity. The balance in the speed control device uses the elasticity of the balance spring to complete the balance movement. Because the hairspring always rolls in a certain direction, when the timepiece’s placement position and posture (up, down, left, right, and left positions) changes, the gravitational force on this part will also change the friction of the bearing. As a result, a precision error called ‘position difference’ has occurred. For example, placing a watch on a flat surface is not the same as when wearing it on the wrist and swinging it often, making a difference faster or slower.
末 At the end of the 17th century, people’s requirements for the accuracy of watches and clocks increased significantly, and they could no longer tolerate such a “position difference”. Therefore, Baodi digs his head and seeks a solution. He thought: The reason why the escapement is affected by gravity is that its parts are in a fixed motion state. If the position of this part is constantly changed, the different orientations will cause the effect of gravity to be offset in most cases. Based on this idea, Breguet came up with a clever way. He installed the escapement speed control system in a frame. This framework is constantly spinning at a certain speed. When the balance wheel is affected by the gravity in one direction at one position, it will be affected by the gravity in the other direction at another position. The frame is continuously rotated, and the position of the balance wheel is also changed accordingly. In other words, on a macro level, the influences from various directions will cancel each other out, which is equivalent to no influence.
Even on today’s watches, the tourbillon is the luxury of a mechanically complex timepiece. It represents the highest level of technology, so there are not many manufacturers that can produce this timepiece.