Window to the stars: Girard-Perregaux and transparent Quasar Light
This year, the Girard-Perregaux brand is seriously interested in using unusual materials for watch cases, in particular, replenishing its Quasar collection with new models from a single piece of sapphire crystal again and again. One of the most interesting models in this direction is the Quasar Light, which not only repeats the skeletonized tourbillon and elegant sapphire case of the previous model, but also contains the signature three bridges, now turned from sapphire glass.
Limited to only 18 pieces, the model has a 46-mm case made of a single sapphire block. The process of its creation cannot be called simple in any way, since it requires the highest accuracy (errors are completely unacceptable) for more than 200 hours of work and special tools. In the Quasar Light watch, the greatest transparency of the case is achieved, since unpainted glass is used, so that through the front and back cover, as well as through the side surfaces of the case, it is possible to see the details of the movement in all details. The bridges supporting the tourbillon do not overlap this view. The original model used blackened titanium, in this case the same transparent sapphire. The 79-piece tourbillon carriage weighs just a quarter of a gram.
Inside the watch is the self-winding caliber GP09400-1128 with a 60-hour power reserve and a white gold micro-rotor engraved with an eagle, a longtime symbol of the brand. Another signature detail is the white gold Dauphine hands with luminescent coating, which, like the caliber, are skeletonized.
True to its name (the watch is named after some of the brightest astronomical objects in the universe), the model shines and attracts the eye with its glossy surfaces - both polished metal and a shiny silver fabric strap. Each watch comes with an additional black alligator leather strap.
Of course, buy a Girard-Perregaux watch this super-limited model is already very difficult (and not even because of its astronomical price), but our watch store can offer you other models of this brand and line. And since rare collectible models of Swiss watches from elite brands regularly appear in our assortment, there is always a chance to meet Quasar Light in all its shining splendor.