Girard-Perregaux Quasar

Mysterious yet brilliant, emitting unbelievable amounts of energy yet with a black hole at their centre, a quasar is a cosmic paradox of dizzying proportions. It’s also, thanks to Girard-Perregaux, one hell of a timepiece.

Based on the impressive Neo-Tourbillon Three Bridges, itself a contemporary reinterpretation of a Girard-Perregaux classic, it’s impossible to miss the Quasar’s main feature: namely, it’s full sapphire case. It allows an unobstructed view of the movement from every angle, a work of horology well worth taking the time to appreciate.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar

In fact, the GP9400-1035 calibre is magnificent. Not only is it beautifully open-worked with that trio of signature bridges in black PVD, the light is able to flood in through the case and illuminate it as clearly as a telescope pointed at the night sky. With a 60-hour power reserve (impressive for a tourbillon) it’s as beautiful mechanically as aesthetically.

While perhaps not as massive as it’s namesake (actual quasars have masses millions of times greater than the sun) the 46mm case is still a weighty piece of crystal, especially as the only complication other than time is the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. Still, the titanium bridges and incredibly light tourbillon cage (only 0.250g) help make it more comfortable on the wrist.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar

No matter from which angle you admire the Quasar, you’re presented with a breath-taking piece of timepiece, one with as much gravitas as any celestial body. With Girard-Perregaux’s renewed appreciation for all things cosmic (and nicely snappy names), we can only wonder what’s next.

Price & Specs:

      • Model Name: Girard-Perregaux Quasar
        Ref: 99295-43-000-BA6A
      • Dial/Case: 45mm diameter x 15.25mm height, sapphire glass case
      • Movement: Caliber GP09400-1035, automatic
      • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, tourbillon
        Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
        Water Resistance: 30m
      • Power Reserve: 60h
      • Price & Availability: $194,000 (or £150,000), available March 2019

For more information visit Girard-Perregaux’s website.