Planetarium Tri-Axial Tourbillon

Reference# 99290-52-451-BA4A
Manufacturer's retail price: $353,000
  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: 18-karat rose gold
  • Size: 48mm
  • Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber GP09310-0002
  • Function: tri-axial tourbillon, moon phase, rotating globe shows day/night
  • Power Reserve: approximately 64 hours
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial: aventurine glass
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Strap/Bracelet: alligator leather
  • Factory Warranty: two years

A terrestrial, hand-painted globe rotating in 24 hours, offering an intuitive view of time all over the world. The globe is made of titanium, whilst the hand-painted miniature represents a map from the 17th – 18th Century.

The Planetarium Tri-axial is one of the very few triple-axis Tourbillon in the watch industry. It defies gravity with the spectacular high-speed 3D rotation of its Tourbillon, but also with its terrestrial globe making a rotation in 24 hours, offering an intuitive view of the time all over the world. Its impressive case design incorporates two sapphires domes and a side opening allowing to admire the tourbillon from all angles.

Diverse components and finishes of the movement refer to Girard-Perregaux’s DNA: the gold-arrow shaped and half arrow-shaped Bridges on the back of the movement that hold the finissage gear train; the lyre shape of the Tourbillon cage, recognized throughout the watchmaking world as one of the signature of the brand since the 1880s; the engraved eagle on the back, symbol of the manufacture used since 1867.