Friday, January 7, 2011

Girard-Perregaux. A name synonymous with quality.

SOLD March 2015.
In June 2009 I was fortunate in picking up this lovely 1950s hand-wound Girard-Perregaux from a chap in Western Australia.
It belonged to his father and came complete with its original presentation box but minus the original (leather) watch band.

It has a stainless-steel case-back and front (the split is around the extreme circumference, the movement being accessed from the front), an acrylic "glass", slim gold hour, minute and second hands and a cream dial adorned with gold baton hour indices and raised "G-P" initials.

When I received the watch I did nothing more than wind it (30 clicks) and it ran for over 40 hours, keeping excellent time.

To service it I simply removed the front, cleaned and polished the acrylic crystal, lightly polished the case and fitted a new, black leather watchband with a silver-metal clasp.
The dial itself has a wonderful patina which, in my opinion, does nothing to detract from the overall appearance.

This G-P is a beautiful example of quality watchmaking.


  1. Not only does the patina not detract -- I consider it a positive advantage. Really love the mottled ones. A watch *should* show the effects of time on the dial. Makes sense. Also, no amount of human effort could create such a patina.

    Jim from NYC in Budapest

  2. Thanks, Jim, for your feedback.
    Yes, I agree with you completely - how apt that a watch should show the effects of time passing.


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