GP Girard-Perregaux repeats the traditional glory of the Cabinets of Curiosities, inspired by the treasures from the Renaissance Europe as early as the perfect display of the miracle treasure chest Chamber of Wonders watch. With this special name, it opens a new door to watchmaking, leading watch fans into a place full of wonderful treasures: including exploring endless secrets, brilliant stories, natural accessories, and various rare treasures …
Through the skilled craftsmen, based on many fine gems and other materials, with a lot of fine painting details, this set of Chambers of Wonders miracle box series watches, in the limited square inch space of the dial, will be three different time and space Enchanted into eternity, in a realm of poetic and even dream, to satisfy people’s desire to explore the world, it is the magic magic of painting art …
Appreciating the world through different era backgrounds
The early maps seemed to accumulate geographic knowledge, because the civilizations that produced these images were full of imaginative quotes and less complete scientific concepts. Through their interpretation of space and boundaries, they described the self-confidence of the people at the time, and claimed to be the center of the world.
Like poets, writers, scientists, and explorers, inspired by the constant pursuit of knowledge, the designers of these maps often depict neighboring countries as places full of strange creatures. The size of frontiers, rivers, and regions have all emerged through cross-disciplinary science, but there are still many unknown worlds to explore. At that time, scientific observation was often influenced by the collective subconscious mind. It is also therefore surprising that these maps still convey a correlation of time and space.
Time is a friend of knowledge, and with the emergence of new messages from generation to generation, these boundaries have gradually changed.
A new series to pay tribute to past map masters
Three new watch themes interpreted through outstanding knowledge and craftsmanship. The three different ages and different worlds include: The Pearl of Wonders, Terrestrial Map, and The New World. Renaissance images are timeless on three Girard-Perregaux dials. Three rose gold GP1966 watches with self-winding self-made movements present completely different perspectives and emotions. The gorgeous GP03300 movement born in the watchmaking factory echoes the long-standing tradition of Girard-Perregaux watches, as well as absolute precision and high reliability. The main floor and bridge are chamfered, with charming round patterns and Geneva ripples. It is completed with 205 components, provides a power reserve of more than 46 hours, and the movement vibrates 28,000 times per hour. With a diameter of 25.60 mm (11 ½ cents) and a thickness of 4.20 mm, it can be perfectly matched with a delicate and elegant rose gold case, all developed and completed in the watch factory. The perfect and harmonious design, combined with a polished arc bezel, enhances its thinness.
GP Girard-Perregaux chose to display the ancient Chinese map in a circle, inspired by Matteo Ricci, an Italian Jesuit believer. Matteo Ricci was a theologian, philosopher, mathematician, cosmologist, and astronomer. The missionary had long been a missionary in Asia. He arrived in Macau in 1582 and settled the rest of his life in China. He shared his knowledge with local scholars and officials and became the first Westerner to be allowed into the Forbidden City. During the Ming Dynasty, he translated maps that changed global geography to China.
Just as the eulogy of exploring new lands was praised at that time, five continents appeared on this land map. Even if Libya is the representative of Africa and Australia is represented by Australia, the four oceans are fully marked. Other exquisite features are displayed in Chinese, showing extremely amazing geographic and astronomical precision: The Nile is the longest river in the world, the earth is round, and the differences between day and night time appear here. The earth and some other planets The distance is also explained by the table.
Use of natural materials and Indian ink painting
In this rare work, Girard Perregaux chose pure white jade as the cornerstone, and the transparent lines show depth. On each side of the dial, a piece of jade sculpture is used to form a thin disc, which is polished to create the ideal thickness (0.70 mm), and the surface is completely flat. Next, an experienced painting craftsman needs to invest 17 hours to carry out detailed drawing and finish it with natural Indian ink and special adhesive. The speed of ink drying is extremely fast, so the brush strokes should not hesitate. Use confident and talented strokes to outline the lines. The light and shadow effects presented are cleverly original. The completely accurate interpretation of the gray hue outlines the subtle arcs of the coast and the ground, and the well-known earth and historical relief effects are presented here.
Girard Perregaux Terrestrial Map
Rose gold case
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Dial: White Jade
Construction method: Gem carving, detailed Chinese ink painting
Mirror: anti-glare sapphire crystal
Caseback: Sapphire crystal caseback
Water resistance: 30 meters
GP03300-0060 mechanical movement with automatic winding
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 ½ francs)
Thickness: 4.20 mm
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: more than 46 hours
Number of gems: 26
Automatic: rose gold, polished with Geneva ripple
Number of parts: 205
Function: hour, minute
Black crocodile leather strap with hand-stitched details
Rose gold folding clasp
Limited to 18 pieces