• Aug 27, 2008

If someone has enough cash on hand to commission an entirely rebodied Rolls-Royce from one of Italy's most famous coachbuilders, you can bet he's not going to be wearing an off-the-rack watch, either. That's why Girard-Perregaux crafted the special timepiece you see here.

As we reported with the initial news of the Pininfarina Hyperion, this one-of-a-kind tourbillon is specially designed to be removed from its ivory leather wristband and mounted into the dashboard of the unique Rolls-Royce. Its meticulously-hand-crafted 30-jewel movement has 72 components but weighs less than a third of a gram, encased in 18-karat white gold with a face colored the same light blue as the Hyperion it was made to accompany. Like the one-off Hyperion is based on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, the watch is based on the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon. But again, like the car, there was only one built.


[Source: Girard-Perregaux via TimeZone]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      What in the world is this accomplishing?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't imagine wanting one of these if I had 400 Trillion dollars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Isn't that rose gold in the pic?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha. This watch is broken. The hands don't even move!

      (As opposed to the bugatti watch that doesn't look good or match the car, this does both, with varying but some degrees of success.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Less than a third of a gram? That's the weight of the tourbillon cage, not the whole movement like you make it sound. ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      This news makes me feel exclusive, I've enjoyed my Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic for the last 41 years.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I hate rich people.

        (Yall make me feel inferior)
      • 6 Years Ago
      An unattractive watch for an unattractive car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      just like the car it goes with, it's gaudy and tasteless, regardless of the quality. Perfect for the (tres) nouveau riche...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pretty watch ugly car.