I have to say, I was speaking to a colleague of mine from our sister publication, The Rake before flying out to Geneva. And he requested I spend some time at Girard Perregaux, as he felt strongly it was the most under appreciated watch brand around. And I have to say, he maybe onto something. GP have been busy. And certainly their new launch for SIHH 2017 was something uber modern.

Inside the Neo-Bridges automatic titanium you have the new GP08400 self-winding 14 ¼-ligne movement with micro-rotor. The case is 45 mm-diameter and made in rugged titanium, and water-resistant to 30 metres, fitted with a black alligator leather strap secured by a titanium triple folding clasp. This movement features a micro-rotor along the same axis as the barrel drum ensuring a 50-hour power reserve. If you look carefully enough, you’ll appreciate the NAC treatment of the mainplate, and a PVD coating on the delicately curved bridges. One to check out in the metal should you get the chance.

Technical Specifications

Neo-Bridges

Case

Material: titanium

Diameter: 45.00 mm

Height: 12.18 mm

Glass: sapphire anti-reflective

Case-back: sapphire crystal

Dial: no dial, ring with suspended indexes

Hands: skeleton with luminescent material

Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

 Movement

Reference: GP08400-0001, mechanical with automatic winding

Diameter: 32.00 mm (14¼’’’)

Height: 5.45 mm

Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)

Number of components: 208

Jewels: 29

Power reserve: min. 48 hours

Functions: hours, minutes

Strap

Material: dark-grey alligator with stitching

Buckle: titanium triple folding buckle