Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 Tourbillon

March 20, 2013 | Watches

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillion
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges for women.

—ROBERTA NAAS, ATimelyPerspective.com

Mechanical watches for women—with multi-functions and complications—are being created by top watch brands more than ever before. Typically these mechanical calibers are hand assembled and comprise hundreds of tiny parts. It can take weeks—even months—for the most complicated of movements to be built before being fit into a watch case of distinction.

I personally love wearing a mechanical watch: there is nothing as satisfying as pulling a watch out, setting it and then winding it, or giving it a little shake to feel that automatic rotor whir to life. The watch in question here—the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon—retails for $211,500 and features the brand’s GP Manufacture tourbillon movement with Three Gold Bridges. It's delightful to watch; with the tourbillon escapement constantly moving, it’s an eye-catcher.

Founder and editor-in-chief of ATimelyPerspective.com, Roberta Naas is a veteran award-winning journalist in the watch industry with more than 25 years of experience. She was the first woman watch editor in the US market—breaking in to an “all boys network” with a pioneering spirit that would be her signature to this day. Naas brings responsible, factual—yet always timely and insightful—reporting of the watch industry to the forefront.

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