Girard-Perregaux – The Terrestrial Map

Girard-Perregaux - The Terrestrial Map

The brand new Chamber of Miracles Collection from Girard-Perregaux includes three models each representing different perspectives and various eras. Following the Gem of Miracles watch, the time is right for all of us to have a look in the next model lined up named the Terrestrial Map.

Girard-Perregaux - The Terrestrial Map

With this watch, Girard-Perregaux selected the job of Italian Jesuit, Matteo Ricci that has been inspired through the old Chinese map. This priest required part in the congregation’s missions in Asia. After he showed up in Macao in 1582, this Italian theologian, philosopher, astronomer and cosmologist spent the relaxation of his existence in China where he shared his understanding with Chinese students and authorities.

Girard-Perregaux - The Terrestrial Map

Ricci was the very first Westerner permitted inside the walls from the Forbidden City. Although his objective ended up being to spread the Christian belief in the centre Kingdom, his admission in to the Forbidden City in 1601 wasn’t because of his religious values, but due to his scientific understanding. Underneath the Chinese Ming empire, an Italian man, missionary converted the condition of worldwide physical understanding for his hosts by rethinking China because the beginning point.

Girard-Perregaux - The Terrestrial Map

This globe already planned the five continents. Of course, Libya summarized Africa, as the Austral Earth assumed the existence of Australia. This map shows incredible physical and astronomical precision. The 4 oceans were featured, and also the Earth River may be the biggest river within the map. In addition, our planet is round, while versions long of day and evening are listed and described, and also the distances between your Earth plus some planets will also be indexed by a kind of chart.

The dial from the Terrestrial Map is constructed from whitened jade, with translucent veins that provide the thought of depth. Each dial has been created from the block of the stone. A skinny sculpted disk must be removed which, after manual sprucing up, reaches its ideal thickness of .70 mm. Next, the time is right to have an experienced miniature painter and the meticulous craftsmanship. It required 17 hrs with this process including the using of natural India ink combined with a unique binder.

Girard-Perregaux - The Terrestrial Map

The timepiece is located within an 18-karat pink gold situation calculating 40mm across. The timepiece is water-resistant as much as 30 meters (100 ft) and outfitted with Girard-Perregaux mechanical movement GP03300 that provides 46 hrs of energy reserve.

The Terrestrial Map (ref. 49534-52-R05-BB60) is created within the limited volume of only 18 pieces and it has an elegant black alligator leather strap with stitches, fitted having a pink gold pin buckle.