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Bridges for the Past: Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon Marks 225 YearssharetweetshareGirard-Perregaux celebrates its 225th anniversary this year with several new replica watches, the star of which is La Esmeralda Tourbillon. Along with the tradition with heritage brands, which have a tendency to accumulate large archives and collect historic pieces for brand museums, Girard-Perregaux based the La Esmeralda on an archival piece, a pocketwatch using a chronometer-rated Three Bridges tourbillon movement (pictured below). The initial La Esmeralda, with pivoted detent, tourbillon escapement and three gold bridges, won a gold medal on the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889. True was engraved by renowned artist Fritz Kundert, who at that time was at the head of his career. The one-of-a-kind piece was named La Esmeralda once the Paris and Mexico boutiques of Hauser, Zivy & Cie, a jeweler and watch merchant. The watch was properties of General Porfirio Diaz , then President of Mexico. Girard-Perregaux acquired the piece because of its museum in 1970.The Historic La Esmeralda.Although new Esmeralda isn't a pocketwatch, the situation was constructed to mimic the multi-layered original, that was hinged with front and rear case covers, along with a second, hunter-style cover protecting the bridges. The truth in the new La Esmeralda, in 18k pink gold, is an aesthetic nod to your original, using a rounded bezel ring and also a caseback ring slightly overlapping the very center case band to evoke the layered, covered look of the initial. It measures 44 mm in diameter and houses the automated Caliber GP09400, which has a 14.3-mm-diameter tourbillon carriage and also a 10.5-mm-diameter balance wheel. The unique automatic winding watches foe men system relies on a rotor that's positioned concentrically in the barrel ?a larger one compared to the main, thus housing a longer mainspring ?giving the piece an electricity reserve with a minimum of 60 hours. (The archival Esmeralda a 48-hour power reserve.) Like its historical predecessor, the new piece has five screws on every bridge, whereas modern-day three-bridge tourbillons contain merely one. replica seamaster pro watches The surfaces in the arrows are mirror-polished, the perimeters are chamfered manually ,, the flanks are drawn and, to improve catch light, newest rolex watch the arms on the bridges are carefully rounded manually utilizing a burnisher. La Esmeralda is water-resistant to 30 meters and will be made in limited quantities fake watches .Girard-Perregaux's Tourbillon with Three Bridges caliber may be the oldest watch movement still being made, since its overall layout continues to be unchanged since its introduction in 1860. Several bridges have a barrel bridge, gear-train bridge and tourbillon bridge, all made from solid gold. Twenty-seven versions of the movement were registered with the Neuch芒tel Observatory by Girard-Perregaux from 1865 to 1911.sharetweetshare panerai best replica watches
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