The Girard-Perregaux Neo Constant Escapement Only Watch Edition encompasses the brand’s highly inventive constant force technology. This pièce unique incorporates numerous aesthetic and technical improvements and serves to showcase the Manufacture’s technical prowess and legendary craftsmanship, all expressed in a neoteric form.
A problem that afflicts most watches is that when fully wound the force from the spring barrel, ultimately serving the regulating organ, is excessive. Conversely, as the energy within the barrel diminishes, prior to the point of total exhaustion, the regulating organ receives insufficient force that impairs precision. The Constant Escapement addresses such problems, providing a uniform supply of force to the regulating organ and, by default, extraordinary rate stability.
For the 2023 edition of Only Watch, Girard-Perregaux has masterminded a pièce unique inspired by its famous Bridges collection. Encased in sandblasted 18K pink gold and measuring 45mm in diameter, this exemplar of Haute Horlogerie incorporates numerous refined finishes. The timepiece eschews a conventional dial, revealing many functional parts front of house. This inventory of components includes twin barrels and a unique silicium blade that buckles back and forth, serving the regulating organ with a uniform pulse of force.