The other new timepiece is a blue dial/blue strap version of the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Petite Seconde, which features a curved rectangular case inspired by the Art Deco designs of the 1940s. The blue dial, whose curved profile echoes that of the case, is enhanced with a vertical brushed effect that creates iridescent reflections and contrasts with the satin finish of the small seconds subdial at 6 o’cl0ck. The numeral “60” on this subdial’s scale is the only red element on the dial. The outer edge of the dial has a railtrack minute circle and polished Breguet-style Arabic numerals. The dauphine-style hands are faceted and subtly curved to follow the contours of the dial.
The polished steel case measures 36.2 mm x 35.25 mm, with two vertical gadroons at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, and a sapphire crystal in the front and back. The caseback is secured by four screws and the case is water-resistant to 30 meters. Powering the Vintage 1945 XXL Petite Seconde is the automatic GP03300-0051 movement, with 32 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph, and a minimum power reserve of 46 hours. This new Girard-Perregaux watch comes in two versions, one on a navy blue alligator strap with steel folding buckle (price: $10,450), and another on a steel bracelet with safety-folding triple-blade clasp ($12,100).
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Hi Mark! Fantastic article on the Girard Perregaux, and not many, even seasoned writer, can pen it as well as you do. The photos of the watches are breathtaking, and in one, the leather strap just slowly appear from both ends; creating an almost 3-D mystique!
Please list prices when you are describing/reviewing watches – it’s how we, the educated public, make an informed decision.
We are awaiting the pricing info from GP, which is often not immediately available on new products, and we will update this post ASAP when we have it.