Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition
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Exalting feelings: Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition

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Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin continue building their relationship and partnership with a new spectacular piece – Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition. Based on elements specific to both industry giants, the new wristwatch features one of the oldest mechanical signatures in watchmaking, the GP bridge, in an interpretation related to Aston Martin’s next generation of sportscars. The fans will recognise colour schemes and sculpted shapes specific to the latest DB12 and the Neo Bridges.

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition

When Girard-Perregaux announced their partnership with Aston Martin, in 2021, I could not hide my joy. I have to admit that I have missed the fantastic creations that AM pulled together with Jaeger-LeCoultre (I was sad when that era was over). But the new partnership brought in the same mixer two very distinct flavours that I enjoy. Both feature a fantastic history and heritage well put into the modern perspective.

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition

Dark and light

The Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition comes in a 45 mm grade 5 black DLC titanium. Although the dimensions are pretty large, the case wears smaller as expected due to some construction tricks – the sides of the intricately formed case taper inwards, both towards the box sapphire crystal and near the caseback and the lugs, which curve sharply downwards. The thickness of only 12.18 mm helps this mirage. The case is adorned with a matt brush that extends all over it. The caseback is engraved with the brand’s name, serial number, movement number, and the “One of 250”, and it suffered the same brushing treatment. The crown has a robust construction, allowing a facile set and winding. The crown is decorated with the embossed GP logo on a slight bombe surrounding.

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition

Familiar shapes and colours

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition is a new interpretation of known elements. The watch features colours and shapes we have seen in previous collaborations. The most important would be the Neo Bridges – one the most recognisable Girard-Perregaux elements – and one of the oldest horological signatures in watchmaking and the green shades present on the open dial.

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition

Two Neo Bridges are present on the top, a sign of the inverted movement that brings the main characters to the visible side. The biggest one holds the central stem and the gear train in place, while the smaller one holds the balance wheel, also visible. A matt finish in beautiful crude green is interrupted by the polished edges – an expertise GP is rightfully proud of. The time is displayed with skeletonised hands incorporating luminescent material, which bestows a green emission in low light conditions, a colour that will forever be associated with Aston Martin. The outer ring bears the GP-logo at 12 o’clock position and applied volumetric hour indexes with green emitting luminescent material. The circular brushed chapter ring also bears green transfer-printed indexes. The legibility is fantastic in any light condition, although the darkness reveals the richness of green luminescence.

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition

Since the movement is inverted, the other main elements are visible. The skeletonised design with sand-blasted surfaces and polished edges reveals all the beautiful but technical Calibre’s GP0840000-2164 elements. The main barrel can be noticed between 1 and 2 o’clock, while the micro-rotor (with “Designed by Aston Martin” white ink-filled engraving) can be studied in detail at the region between 10 and 11 o’clock. The design inspiration comes from the brakes revealed behind the Aston Martin DB12’s spoked wheels.

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition

The back of the watch reveals what normally would be the watchmaker’s side – the under-the-dial side of the movement. The huge smiling and winking face reveals the back of the barrel, the bridge holding the micro-rotor stem’s jewel and two arched plates bearing the movement’s name and the number of jewels printed in white. The elements are finished with the GP-bridge-specific ending. A generous-sized Aston Martin logo is printed on the case-back’s sapphire crystal.

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition


Boosting elements of power and elements of the modern age of Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin, the Neo Bridges collaboration fits perfectly into the images of both houses. As a fan of both names, I find my needs well satisfied from both directions. Integrating elements specific to the latest Aston Martin DB12 into the Neo Bridges design from Girard-Perregaux is seamlessly realised. A comfortable piece, relatively neutral for such a strong union, the Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition offers the lightness of a daily piece with a message of power.

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Aston Martin Edition Technical Specifications

Reference 84000-21-3236-5CX – CHF 36’000 / USD 37’700 / GBP 32’100 / EUR 39’800, Limited edition of 250 pieces, not numbered (One of 250)


  • Reference: GP084000-2164
  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • Diameter: 32.00 mm (141/4’’’)
  • Height: 5.45 mm
  • Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
  • Number of components: 208
  • Number of jewels: 29
  • Power reserve: min. 48 hours
  • Functions: hours, minutes


  • Material: titanium DLC
  • Dimensions: 45.00 mm
  • Height: 12.18 mm
  • Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal ‘box’
  • Case-back: sapphire crystal with white Aston Martin logo decal
  • Dial: ring displaying suspended indexes with luminescent material (green emission)
  • Hands: skeletonized, ‘baton’ type with luminescent material (green emission)


  • Material: black rubber strap with fabric effect and green stitches
  • Buckle: titanium DLC triple folding buckle

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