Both these watches are endowed with a distinctive arrow-shaped Neo Bridge that spans the base of the main plate. Its shape upholds the brand’s iconic arrow-shaped bridge design, reinterpreted with inspiration from structures often seen in modern architecture. The hour bridge draws the onlookers’ gaze to the barrel, and the oscillating balance wheel. On the Free Bridge, it is satin finished and hand-bevelled, while the hour bridge on the Free Bridge Infinity Edition is formed of onyx — a material that exhibits the darkest shade of intense black.
The hour bridge encompasses straight lines, which sit in contrast with the arcing lines of the case. GP’s master watchmakers have reinterpreted the tried and tested GP01800 in-house calibre, adding a sizeable dose of cutting-edge technology to create the self-winding GP01800- 1170. The escapement and parts of the balance have been made using silicon, a material that is lightweight, does not corrode, and is unaffected by changing temperature and magnetic fields. This ensures consistent timekeeping, a problem that plagues watches made with conventional materials.
The movement is also embellished with Côtes de Genève motif, bevelling, sandblasting and snailing, and also features an 18K pink gold oscillating weight. It provides a power reserve of 54 hours. The Free Bridge is housed in a 44mm steel case, while the Free Bridge Infinity Edition assumes a stealthy appearance, courtesy of DLC treatment of the steel case. The dial features skeletonised Dauphine-style hands with the three-dimensional seeming suspended indexes. Both models are fitted with a newly designed sapphire crystal box, featuring a distinctive dome shape. The colour-coordinated strap on both models is enriched with two prominent stitches adjacent to each lug, presented in a contrasting shade. The Free Bridge Infinity Edition is limited to 88 pieces.