Girard Perregaux, 1945 XXL Vintage Chrono.

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Style and good taste never go out of fashion. Check this amazing Timepiece by Girard Perregaux called th Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph. When Haute Horlogerie meets the Decorative arts.

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This timepiece is an unique tribute to Art Deco. Art Deco principle is to place geometry in the heart of design. Straight lines, geometrical symbols, they all represented a new wave in the post-modernist era. The arrival of technological progress would definetely affect Design, Architecture, Fashion and interior decoration. All artistic fields were involved. Started with the universal exhibition of 1900 in Paris, Art Deco only took over the worldin the late 30’s and 40’s.

For Girard Perregaux it is a huge source of inspiration as it defines perfectly the artwork of the watch manufacturer.

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So, back to the GP Vintage XXL Chrono. Fashioned in pink gold or steel, the rectangular case places the Art Deco’s notion of geometry at the heart of its design. Its generous size is compensated by an ergonomically convex silhouette which makes it comfortable to wear. Alternately polished and satin-brushed, the subtle finish showcases the watch’s functions.

The 2 chronographs are placed in the center which brings a feeling of perfect symmetry and a balance to the overal view. There is an elegant play between the blued steel hands of the 2 chronographs that match perfectly the central second hand, and the hours and minutes measured by dauphine style hands.

The size is quite generous and it is compensated by a ergonomic convex silhouette which makes it comfortable to wear and finishes perfectly an elegant outfit.

Other technical points to highlight:

  • Pink gold case
  • Dimensions: 36.95 mm x 36.00 mm
  • Height: 12.77 mm
  • Case-back: Sapphire crystal secured by 4 screws
  • Water resistant: 30 meters (100 feet)
  • Black Alligator strap with pink gold folding clasp

In terms of mechanism, the Vintage Chrono reveals the Girard Perregaux GP03300 with the following features.

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  • Caliber 11 1/2″”
  • Frequency of 28,800 Vib/h (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve minimum of 46 hours
  • 47 jewels
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small second and chronograph

Please check the brand official website for more information about this incredible timepiece.
www.girard-perregaux.com

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Sebastien Eich

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