The 48 mm-diameter pink gold case fake Girard-Perregaux watches makes a really large watch; arguably to house the complication and the axial space necessary for the tourbillon. The thick case measures 18.66 mm and 21.52 mm when including the domes. Seeing its thick dimensions, the watch is fit with a bevelled bezel that has a steep incline and looks disproportionately wide.
For those unfamiliar with replica Girard Perregaux’s triple axis tourbillon timepiece, but are better acquainted with Greubel Forsey or Zenith’s Christophe Colomb, the watch may ring bells of uncanny similarity. The dome crystal atop the main glass reminds us of the Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane, the Globe; the GF GMT, and the side window, the GF Art Piece 1. And lest we forget to mention, Girard Perregaux’s predilection for bulbous objects which come in pairs is downright intriguing. Nonetheless, Girard Perregaux’s interpretation of case design for this piece is an interesting addition to the complicated watch genre.
When itemized, each piece of the complex puzzle looks extraordinary. The Girard-Perregaux tri-axial tourbillon was first developed and subsequently release in 2014. As its name implies, this high-speed tourbillon is equipped with a regulator operating on three rotation axes instead of just one. This featherweight 1.24-gram,140-part movement comprises an inner lyre-shaped carriage – a signature of the Maison since 1880 – performing one rotation per minute. It is fitted inside a structure spinning on a second axis in 30-second cycles. Both are in turn incorporated within a third structure revolving once ever two minutes on yet another axis. This fixture on its own adds live to the dial and is fascinating to watch.
Two astronomical complications join the dance. The globe with its 24-hour rotation provides an instant reading of the time around the world. Set to 12 o’clock (noon), the arrow indicator positioned at the base of the 13 mm-diameter aluminium sphere serves to show where it is daytime on the dial side, and where it is night-time, on the back.
Hand-crafted using the miniature painting technique, its cartography depicts the world as it was in 1791, the year the brand was created. The equally micro-painted lunar disc picks up the 17th century selenography at the time the telescope was invented, beautifully matching the blue shades of the rotating globe and reproducing the moon as we see it.
Equipped with a precision mechanism, the astronomical moon-phase indicator requires adjustment only once every 122 years, by means of a dedicated corrector at 2 o’clock.
Girard-Perregaux cheap replica watches introduced the Laureato watch model in 1975, in a period of disruptive changes for watchmakers.
Steel had become a serious option forluxury sport fake watches with many important brands presenting sporty yet elegant timepieces. Moreover, the arrival of quartz was threatening Swiss watchmakers and most of them began developing their own quartz movements. This was also the case of Girard-Perregaux, which equipped the Laureato with an in-house quartz movement oscillating at a frequency of 32,768 Hz. The dial was marked with “Quartz Chronometer” having passed a quality benchmark for precision.
The watch was also part of the emerging trend for two-toned watches mixing steel and gold. A polished octagonal bezel was embedded in a satin-brushed case with integrated bracelet.
Over the years the design of the Laureato was revamped while maintaining its distinctive traits and the collection expanded with the addition of various complications.
In 2016, Girard-Perregaux celebrates one of its most iconic models with the Laureato 2016, a limited edition Girard-Perregaux watch of 225 pieces in stainless steel.
A polished and satin-brushed finished flexible bracelet is seamlessly integrated with the 41 mm x 10.10 mm case characterised by the octagonal polished bezel which frames a dial – white gray or navy blue – stamped with a Clou de Paris small checkerboard pattern like the first 1975 models. The sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment allows the wearer to fully appreciate the dial decoration.
The baton-shaped hands come from the original model and have been enhanced with a hint of luminescent material. At 3 o’clock the date aperture.
The Laureato 2016 features the GP03300-0030 self-winding manufacture movement visible through the transparent case back. beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, it offers a 46-hour power reserve.
At Baselworld 2016, Girard-Perregaux cheap replica watches launched three new chronographs with automatic winding as part of the new Competizione collection which pays homage to speed and takes inspiration from the world of automobiles.
The first two models, named Stradale, features an elegant design, while the third one, the Circuito, has markedly sporty lines.
The Stradale chronographs sport a stainless steel case in a 42 mm contemporary size combined with a classic design which makes the watch sporty but with a touch of elegance.
Water resistant Girard-Perregauxfake watches to 30 metres, the Stradale features rounded lugs, “mushroom-type” push-pieces and a transparent sapphire crystal case-back to reveal the GP03300 manufacture movement which beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) with an autonomy of 46 hours.
The dial, available as silvered (ref. 49590-11-111) or black (ref. 49590-11-611), features baton-type hands with subtly sunken and delicately snailed counters. The date is displayed in the small window positioned between the fourth and fifth hour markers.
The Girard-Perregaux Stradale copy watches can be matched to an alligator strap fastened by a folding clasp or on a steel bracelet with prices of US$ 9,800 and US$ 10,500 respectively.
The Circuito version of the Competizione collection is characterised by a titanium and carbon case which frames a “honeycomb” open-worked composite dial recalling the radiator grilles and air inlets of automobiles. The Girard-Perregaux Circuito (ref. 49590-39-612) is completed on a carbon-effect calfskin strap fastened to the wrist by a double folding clasp in DLC-coated microbead-blasted steel. Retail price: US$ 13,400.