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Hands on with the Girard-Perregaux Classic Bridges 45mm, Ref 86000

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Friends,

after SIHH 2018 we had a detailed look and reviews on the Novelties, among them the new Classic Bridges.

You can refer back to the review here:


I now had the opportunity to spend some (limited) time with the 45mm, Ref 86000 on my wrist and I could take some fresh shots.

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A watch that is surprising in all aspects. It comes across like a Haute Horlogerie three-bridge-tourbillon and has the same polishing and finishing of the bridges but just no Tourbillon.

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The polished bridges are the most fascinating on this watch for sure.

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There is a lot of pink gold and the open dial provides great sophistication.

Unlike the Neo-Bridges with its Titanium case, the Classic Bridges aims more for the classic dress watch look.

A very impressive watch and a winner in my book.

Here are some wristshots that speak for themselves.


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Best,

CC
Comments:
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Teacher Yang June 18th, 2018-00:37
Thanks CC. A very cool watch  
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crown comfort June 18th, 2018-06:02
Thanks. Indeed a refreshing addition to the GP line-up  
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amanico June 18th, 2018-00:38
These gold bridges are outstanding. The level of finishing is really imprressive. Well done, GP. The back side is less spectacular, though. But what a watch! Thanks for the presentation, my friend. Best, Nicolas
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crown comfort June 18th, 2018-06:15
The fascination comes from the golden bridges and here for the first time you can have it without the expense of a Tourbillon I will not count the (small) bridge that was present in the Heritage edition "Place Giradet"...
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Cpt Scarlet June 18th, 2018-00:49
That’s a Great… piece of workmanship by GP. If only they had produced it in a more reasonable 40mm
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crown comfort June 18th, 2018-00:51
They do, check out the report under link... two versions available 45 and 40mm But trust me, you really want the 45mm, it's a better fit for this kind of watch.
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blomman Mr Blue June 18th, 2018-02:09
Great shots, CC! Here I think the 40mm is good for the wrist while the 45mm is better for the eye's and the type of movement... Only solution to get both?! Best Blomman
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crown comfort June 18th, 2018-03:03
Yep, His and Hers. :)))  
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hs111 June 18th, 2018-04:05
Woww !.. That is a very nice but also pretty eclectic watch !.. Guess, personally I might opt for.. .. the 45mm. (Think of Panerai sizes..) and it must be more space to watch with pleasure the screenplay ! Great pics as well; maybe something to think about for the (mid-term) future ?.. Hmmhh.. Best, hs
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crown comfort June 18th, 2018-06:26
My pleasure, dear HS hope to be of inspiration
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