Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 in DLC Titanium with Semi-Transparent Blue Dial for Only Watch 2015

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL DLC Titanium Case and Transparent Blue Dial for Only Watch 2015 - Perpetuelle

For Only Watch 2015, Girard Perregaux has created a one-of-a-kind Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases.  The piece is presented in a titanium DLC case with a transparent blue polycrystalline dial.  It is fitted on a black croc strap with blue stitching.  This won’t be one of the priciest sellers, but it is definitely one of the more original and aesthetically interesting pieces.

At 12 o’clock, the large jumping date displays the date on a transparent pair of discs – an exclusive patented system of the brand.  A moon phase indicator provides a smart balance at the dial’s 6 o’clock position. 

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Transparent Blue Dial detail 2 - Only Watch 2015 - Perpetuelle

There is a sapphire caseback that is overlaid with the ONLY WATCH logo.  Inside is the automatic mechanical GP Cal 03300-0105, with 46-hour power reserve. 

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Caseback - Only Watch 2015 - Perpetuelle

You can see my entire Only Watch 2015 feed right here>>>

A New Girard-Perregaux 1966, With Guilloché Dial And 38mm Rose Gold Case

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Guilloche dial - Perpetuelle

The intricate and concentric dial pattern seen here on the new Girard Perregaux 1966 is a fine example of the guilloché technique known as flinqué, where the engraver uses the rose-engine lathe is turned to create concentric, wave like ridges emanating outward from the center of the dial.  This, along with a ~2mm downsizing of the case, makes for one very appealing timepiece!

Girard-Perregaux 1966

Price:  $16,300

38mm pink gold case, guilloché dial, automatic mechanical GP03300 caliber (visible through sapphire crystal caseback)

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Guilloche - Perpetuelle

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Guilloche dial detail - Perpetuelle

A ladies model, with 30mm case and diamond-bezel, is also introduced ($18,300).

For more info, visit Girard-Perreaux’s website.

The New Blue Girard-Perregaux 1966 41mm

 Girard-Perregaux LogoGirard-Perregaux 1966 Blue 41mm duo

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection embodies the brand’s expertise and passion for designing classic, understated and refined watches.    This latest model is in part distinguished by its 41mm case, complementing the existing 38mm blue model in pink gold case.  The upsize as it includes the movement as well — the GP Cal 1800 in this watch is ~30mm in diameter (13¼ lignes) vs. the Cal 3300’s ~25mm diameter (11½’’).  In other words, a more proportional fit and pleasing and view through the sapphire caseback.  I gave a detailed comparison of the 1966 41mm model against the 38mm version when it was first announced in 2012 — you can read it and see my side-by-side comparisons of both case and movement here.

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