The collaboration between Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin has once again birthed a magnum opus – the Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition. As the fifth co-branded timepiece in their enduring partnership, this limited-edition watch is set to captivate motorsport and watch enthusiasts alike.
The Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin partnership stems from a shared heritage, boasting over 300 years of combined history in the world of luxury. The Swiss watchmaker was appointed the Official Watch Partner of Aston Martin in 2021, solidifying their commitment to design excellence and uncompromising engineering.
The Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is a striking addition to Girard-Perregaux’s Bridges collection, which has been an integral part of the company’s DNA since 1867. Constant Girard’s original sketch of a pocket watch with three parallel bridges has evolved into a contemporary marvel that pushes the boundaries of design and watchmaking expertise.
This timepiece eschews a conventional dial, offering a captivating view of its inverted movement, the Calibre GP0840000-2164. The Neo-shaped bridges, executed in Aston Martin Green, not only pay homage to the 19th-century creation but also honor Aston Martin’s rich history of crafting high-performance cars. The skeletonized baton-type indexes and luminescent hands, inspired by the automotive world’s weight-saving principles, further enhance the watch’s aesthetic appeal.
Like any creation bearing the names Aston Martin and Girard-Perregaux, the Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is built for performance. The automatic movement, powered by a micro-rotor, reflects the essence of power derived from the natural motion of the wearer’s wrist. The micro-rotor, engraved with the British luxury marque’s name, is a nod to the unique wheel design of the new Aston Martin DB12.
The Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is a symphony of brushed greys, vibrant rubies, brooding blacks, and silver-colored wheels. The Aston Martin Green Neo Bridges, with their varying tones in different lighting conditions, posed a technical challenge but resulted in an alluring three-dimensional appearance.
The lightweight 45mm titanium case, dressed in black DLC, complements the watch’s display, allowing both static and dynamic movement components to shine. Drawing inspiration from the sinuous contours of the Aston Martin DB12, the timepiece embodies a philosophy of covering great distances in comfort while ensuring a thrilling and memorable experience for the wearer.
Every detail of the Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition has been meticulously crafted to ignite the soul and seduce the wearer. From the black rubber strap with fabric effect and green stitches to the titanium DLC triple folding buckle, the watch not only provides a sublime wearing experience but also exudes effortless style.
Scheduled for release in December 2023, this fifth collaborative gem promises to be a rare and coveted addition for both motorsport enthusiasts and watch collectors alike. Priced at $37,700 USD, the Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is as exclusive as an Aston Martin model and is limited to just 250 pieces.
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