Girard-Perregaux Moves Away from Traditional Design With Constant Escapement Timepiece

Girard-Perregaux has released a new design timepiece called Constant Escapement which is worth about $100,000. They are traditional watch maker but they have broken the mold in order to feel fresh and contemporary. It is important for their growth and survival as the high end watch market has become very competitive. Constant Escapement is a beautiful design and a beautiful machine that is built to strike awe. The spirit of modern design comes through beautifully. However they have not given up completely on their traditional mooring in classic designs. After all they are known for their retro inspired pieces. They had reached great heights with their vintage watch but are definitely changing track now.

The Watch Has Got an Industrial Visual Treatment

The technically astute timepiece comes with a 48mm wide 18k white gold case. This is again an indicator that the watch maker is trying to break from the old stereotype. The watch has also got an industrial visual treatment. Girard-Perregaux has a history of innovative designs and they have never hesitated from experimenting. The Constant Escapement is very reliable and trustworthy because it uses an in-house created caliber, the MVT-009100-0007. It looks rather fantastic and also provides a week long power reserve. The linear-style of power reserve indicator also adds to the contemporary look of the watch.

Girard Perregaux Constant Escapement

The Watch Uses an Escapement Produced from Silicon

Apart from the design the wrist watch will be known for its most innovative element which is a one-of-a-kind escapement produced from silicon. This is a revolutionary step in the field of watch making. The dial of the watch has a silver grained finish. It also features rhodium-plated appliqués. The watch with dauphine style hands is water resistant up to 30 meters. The watch has 271 components in all and it sports 28 jewels. Complementing the radical design is a beautiful black alligator strap. Normally a watch at this price point has a limited edition production run but the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement has no such limitations. If you want this contemporary watch you will get it.

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