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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