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Only Watch Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL

Only Watch Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL

For Only Watch 2015, Girard-Perregaux produced a one-off Vintage 1945 XXL with Large Date and Moon Phase in a titanium DLC case with a blue polycrystalline transparent dial. This rectangular timepiece comes in a case measuring 36.10 mm x 35.25 mm by 11.74 mm thick. At twelve o’clock is a large jumping date indicator which displays the date on a pair of discs, one of which is transparent, and is the subject of a patent. A moon phase indicator combined…

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Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton

Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton

In addition to the new Laureato we showed you earlier this month, Girard-Perregaux will debut a new openworked timepiece at Baselworld 2016, called the 1966 Skeleton. Based on caliber GP1800, the anthracite gray ruthenium movement has been skeletonized, and then hand chamfered, polished, and satin-brushed. Automatic caliber GP01800-0006, consists of 173 total components, 25 jewels, and has a 54-hour power reserve. Visible at 12 o’clock is a Microvar variable inertia balance that oscillates at 4Hz (or 28,800 vibrations per hour)…

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Girard-Perregaux 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases

Girard-Perregaux introduces a new 1966 timepiece with a patented large date display function. The 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases has a mechanism consisting of two superimposed disks built into the GP03300 manufacture movement. According to the manufacturer, “It displays the date with no border between the digits for exceptional readability. The upper disk is virtually invisible thanks to its transparency and its thickness of 0.10 mm, equivalent to a sheet of paper.” Notably, the date advances in less than…

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Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux Sport Competizione Chrono Circuito

Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux Sport Competizione Chrono Circuito

Introducing the Chrono Circuito, part of Girard-Perregaux’s new sports “Sport Competizione” replica watch collection, which debuted today along with a second chronograph in steel, called the Stradale. Made of a carbon and titanium composite, the Circuito case is ultra-light. In fact, according to the manufacture, the case material is 8 times lighter than steel and 4 times lighter than titanium. Moreover, the inclusion of titanium gives the carbon a metallic effect, which is meant to mimic high-performance race car bodies….

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Introducing the Girard-Perregaux Heritage 1957

Introducing the Girard-Perregaux Heritage 1957

Girard-Perregaux’s Gyromatic timepiece came out in 1957 and offered improved automatic winding by way of a two Gyroton wheels, with 7 jewels each to reduce friction. The result, at the time, was faster and more reliable winding. By the 1960s, GP introduced the Gyromatic in a high frequency version (5hz/ 36,000 mph), up from the earlier (2.5Hz/18,000 vph and 3Hz/21,600 vph) models. This year, Girard-Perregaux introduced the Heritage 1957, that has neither the Gyromatic winding system nor the high-frequency movement….

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Introducing the Girard-Perregaux 1966 in steel

Introducing the Girard-Perregaux 1966 in steel

Girard-Perregaux debuts its first 1966 timepiece in stainless steel. The fully polished steel case measures a sleek 40 mm by 8.9 mm, and features an opaline silvered dial with leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, and thin seconds hand. Bevelled steel indexes mark the hours and black dots mark the minutes/seconds. An aperture at 3 o’clock indicates the date. The 27 jewel in-house automatic, caliber GP03300-0030, beats at 4Hz and powers all the hour, minute, second and date functions. Maximum power…

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Girard-Perregaux to relaunch Laureato at Baselworld 2016

Girard-Perregaux to relaunch Laureato at Baselworld 2016

In 1953, Rolex introduced their now iconic Submariner sports replica watch, in a steel case. By the 1970s, the top replica watchmaking houses began to introduce steel sports replica watches as well. Beginning with Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in 1972. Followed by Girard-Perregaux in 1975 with the Laureato, Patek Phillipe with the Nautilus in 1976, IWC with the Ingneniuer SL in 1976, and the Vacheron Constantin 222 in 1977. With the exception of Girard-Perregaux, all the aforementioned models, or their…

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The Chamber of Wonders

The Chamber of Wonders

This year at Baselworld, Girard-Perregaux debuted The Chamber of Wonders which consists of three artistic models within the 1966 collection. The three dials are distinguished by three historic maps: The Pearl of Wonders, The Terrestrial Map and The New World “Novus Orbis.” Each version is limited to 18 pieces and comes in a 40 mm pink gold case, powered by GP caliber 3300 automatic movement. The New World “Novus Orbis” is pictured in this post (Ref. 49534-52-R06-BB60), and its dial…

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Girard-Perregaux Titanium Tourbillon Minute Repeater Hands-On

Girard-Perregaux Titanium Tourbillon Minute Repeater Hands-On

Girard-Perregaux released an interesting, ultra-light minute repeater at Baselworld 2016; the Limited Edition Titanium Tourbillon Minute Repeater. Its titanium case measures (45 mm x 9.35 mm), and is not only significantly lighter than the 18K gold version, it also has better sound resonance – thanks to the use of titanium – which is crucial to any minute repeater. Further, a unique, open-worked dial and mainplate, offer an incredible view into the Tourbillon Minute Repeater movement, without needing to turn the…

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