Insider: Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Minute Repeater in Titanium. Hands-on with an Exceptional Timepiece Light as a Feather.

The new Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Minute Repeater in Titanium just released at Baselworld 2016, brings the ultra-light metal into the equation for the very first time. Typically seen in 18K pink gold, the new Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Minute Repeater in Titanium features a titanium case measuring 45 mm in diameter by 9.35 mm in thickness.

Its skeletonized dial with sapphire crystal allows for an impressive view of the movement, tourbillon cage at 6 o'clock as well as the hammers at 12 o'clock and the gong around the perimeter of the dial. The dial features applied gold markers as well as gold skeletonized hands.

Powered by the manual wound in-house calibre Girard-Perregaux GP09500-0002 beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph, the movement provides a power reserve of 58 hours when fully wound.

The watch features a tourbillon and minute repeater on demand with a lever located on the left case band. This exceptional timepiece is water resistant to 30 meters and thanks to the use of titanium for its case construction, the watchmakers at Girard-Perregaux were able to make the minute repeater much louder than on previous iterations sporting a solid gold case.

On the wrist, the watch wears more like a 47 mm watch due to its case construction. The watch is supplied with a black alligator strap with deployant buckle. While the minute repeater is not as loud as others in the industry, the combination of the tourbillon and minute repeater make the new Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Minute Repeater in Titanium and exceptional timepiece worthy of having in any collection with highly complicated watches. This watch is only available in a limited edition of 30 pieces.

Sticker Price CHF 338,000 Swiss Francs —approximately $350,000 USD. For more info on Girard-Perregaux click here.