The Baselworld teams had probably breathed a sigh of relief when, after so many defections (Swatch Group, Dior, Hermes, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, and now Breitling), the LVMH group had announced a few months ago that it will be present in 2020 at the next edition of the world's first watchmaking fair. Baselworld could still give […]
A photo of 3 blue Clous-de-Paris dial Laureato’s in one shot is something not many can produce. On the very left you have one 2016 release of 225 blue Laureato’s 81000 from the 225 year anniversary. In the middle, a blue Laureato 8010 from the mid 90s and far right, a very first generation Laureato […]
Girard-Perregaux is teaming with Mr Porter, the men’s online fashion retailer, to sell a selection of its watches on the eCommerce platform. It’s not the first time the Luxury Swiss watch brand appeared on an online selling platform, however Mr Porter will mark its biggest and most diverse online presence to date, says Patrick Pruniaux, […]
Wristshot, 14th June, even this watch did not appear in my only 5 watch collection, it is one of my favourite modern Girard-Perregaux’s, the 1966 Annual Calendar Equation of Time. Is that a contradiction? It probably is, but I’m nowhere near going down to 5 watches, so I let it be. Photo taken in the […]
Let’s be cruel and assume you can only have 5 watches in total. As we are the GP Chronicles, let’s make that a 5 watch collection from Girard-Perregaux. So which five should it be? Let’s set us no boundaries, vintage or modern, affordable or grail, no $ limits. I will make my personal judgment and […]
One of the more recent releases from Girard-Perregaux, the Vintage 1945 Large Date / Moon Phase with sapphire dial, is a watch I keep coming back to telling myself I really need one of them. While coming in the XXL case, with the translucent dial, the size is perfect here and you have a choice […]
One theme I like is early Chronometers. 1940’s – 1960’s Chronometers I really find them interesting since that is the period where brands started to make “mass produced” Chronometers. Before that you can find Chronometers, but often created as one off or in very small series. From the 1940’s and onwards the movement precision and […]
Wristshot, 9th June, let’s go dreaming. One of the most recent designs of the three golden bridge tourbillon is Ref 99280. Very clean looking with beautiful arched bridges. This is the 45mm version. There is also a 40mm version, but I much prefer the larger one as the bridge shapes are much more prominent.
Let’s do some more digging into my vault and we have found a little hidden gem from the mid 90s. The Girard-Perregaux Richeville 2520. Rectangular case with stepped bezel and an early model with the first version of the in-house GP Caliber 3000. While it is a very simple watch, just time and small seconds, […]
The 6th of June is the Swedish national day! So in celebration of that, here is a flagshot of the Girard-Perregaux reference 9238 Olimpico Chronograph from 1976! Girard-Perregaux started their Olimpico Chronograph line back in 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, hence the name “Olimpico”.
Wristshot, 5th June, something vintage but also new, or almost new as it is almost unused. A 1960s basic time-only Ref 8721 A. A steel case with sunburst dial and gilt indexes and hands. Manual wind caliber 12. Lovely vintage look on the wrist.