A Watch That Celebrates Two Iconic Brands
When Girard-Perregaux announced its partnership with Aston Martin in 2021, it seemed like an obvious and natural pairing. Two iconic brands with rich heritages, both of which consistently deliver at the apex of design and engineering. Only two years on and the venture has already produced four timepieces spanning several GP collections, with all but the original brilliantly incorporating the automaker's recognizable Aston Martin Green.
A Return to Roots
While the past three releases have built off the historic Laureato models, the newest offering from the two brands returns to the roots of the first model they produced, the Girard-Perregaux Bridges collection. The new Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition delivers a breathtaking modern watch, inspired by the sculptural Aston Martin DB12, and steeped in history, craftsmanship, and the combined engineering expertise of two luxury brands.
A Balance of Past and Present
The new Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition manages to strike a balance between Girard-Perregaux's past and its forward-looking present, while still effortlessly blending the spirit of Aston Martin's DB12. As the name suggests, the watch puts a contemporary spin on Constant Girard's 1897 design that utilized three parallel bridges and infused the architectural dial with striking accents of Aston Martin Green, while the sleek silhouette of the cases evokes the aerodynamic curves of the DB12.
A Case of Exceptional Wearability
The 45mm case offers surprising wearability. The gently rounded form of black titanium DLC measures just 12.18mm, enough to allow the dial and movement to be shown in their stunning depth, but not so much as to render the watch an encumbrance. It is truly an exercise in balance and beauty, two traits with which both Aston Martin and Girard-Perregaux are intimately familiar.
A Dial That Captures the Spirit of Both Brands
The Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition dial is truly a sight to behold. Conferring a harmonious symmetry through intentional design, the Neo Bridges dial features two spanning bridges, tinted with Aston Marting Green, serving as stabilizing elements in the mechanism and visual enticements luring the wearer and admirer alike.
A Movement of Excellence
The Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is powered by the in-house caliber GP084000-2164. This movement is composed of 208 meticulously crafted parts and offers automatic winding via a microrotor and a 48-hour power reserve at 28,800 vph. The main plate visible through the caseback shows off the Swiss manufacture's finishing: beveled edges, pronounced Côtes de Genève, and snailing all lend sophistication to this deceptively simple view.
A Limited Edition Timepiece
The Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is limited to just 250 pieces and is priced at $37,700 USD. This watch is a must-have for any collector of fine timepieces.
The Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is a stunning timepiece that celebrates the partnership between two iconic brands. This watch is a testament to the brands' combined expertise in design and engineering, and it is sure to be a prized possession for any collector.