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Girard-Perregaux WW TC Small Seconds Versus 1966 WW TC.

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Here we have two very nice world time watches by Girard Perregaux, the WW TC Small Seconds, and the 1966 WW TC, WW TC standing for world wide time control. Girard Perregaux didn't wait to see Patek releasing its iconic World Time, in 2000, with the reference 5110. The very same year, they unveiled a world timer + a chronograph in the same watch/ But we had to wait till 2009 to see Girard Perregaux releasing a simpler and more sober version, the Small Seconds, which also came with a superb dark grey dial: ... ...Story

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Hands on with the Girard-Perregaux Classic Bridges 45mm, Ref 86000

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Friends, after SIHH 2018 we had a detailed look and reviews on the Novelties, among them the new Classic Bridges. You can refer back to the review here: I now had the opportunity to spend some (limited) time with the 45mm, Ref 86000 on my wrist and I could take some fresh shots. A watch that is surprising in all aspects. It comes across like a Haute Horlogerie three-bridge-tourbillon and has the same polishing and finishing of the bridges but just no Tourbillon...Story

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Three cornerstone vintage Girard-Perregaux’s from 1945, 1966 and 1975 that form today’s core modern collection

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Friends, This is a somewhat special post, but rather than going on about some personal milestones, I’d rather look at historic milestones of Girard-Perregaux! The modern collection of Girard-Perregaux outside the Haute Horlogerie with the iconic Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon, consists mainly of 3 model lines: The Vintage 1945 The 1966 collection The Laureato And all three lines have their historic vintage watches. Putting them together like this, took me years of effort but a great outcome as it is so important ... ...Story

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Hands-on with the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 42mm, Ref 81020

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Finally, I have been able to take the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph hands-on and report on it with my personal impressions. Ever since it’s rebirth in 2016 with the Anniversary Laureato, the Laureato has quickly become a key successful line for Girard-Perregaux. We know of course that GP is much more than only Laureato, take the classic Vintage 1945 or 1966 line or the Haute Horlogerie pieces, but the Laureato has hit a sweet spot where it gets much attention. At SIHH 2018, the Chronograph was added .....Story

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Girard-Perregaux Chronometer HF, Ref. 9086 FN, a vintage review

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Friends, I have one more Easter Egg in my bag I can show you. Lately, we had a lot of discussions on the Girard-Perregaux Chronometer HFs and especially on the 1966/67 achievement of certifying the entire production of HF movements 32A at the Neuchatel Observatory. Even though the actual Chronometer competition at the Neuchatel Observatory ended in 1967, Chronometer specifications continued and despite the rise of Quartz accuracy in the early 70s, GP did continue to make HF mechanical watches with Chronometer ... ...Story

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Throwback Thursday – 1967: Girard-Perregaux Observatory Chronometer B-2153

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I am back! After a well needed family vacation in the sun I am back home. This Thursday I would like to throw you back to the 1967… We all know what happen that year at the Neuchatel Observatory in Switzerland. Girard-Perregaux dominated and was awarded the larger part of all Chronometer certificates from the Neuchatel Observatory that year! This box contains one of these watches… Quite anonymous on the outside… The Girard-Perregaux Observatory Chronometer B-2153. The inside tells another story! High frequency .....Story

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Throwback Thursday: 1940s Mimo Tank in NOS

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Friends, As mentioned I was travelling yesterday. Yes, you guess it, I had been “on the road” with my time machine again and took a quick trip back to the 1940s to pick up this wonderful Mimo Tank. I love rectangular tank watches, so this one is a real treat. Quite small by today’s standards but I can confirm in the 40s it was right in fashion...Story

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Back to the 90s: An Overview of Girard-Perregaux rectangular watches with manual wind movement

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Friends, I have here and there shown a bit of my 1990s Girard-Perregaux rectangular watches that are time-only. It is time to provide an overview of all the rectangular time-only GPs from the 1990s that had a manual wind movement. If I would include the automatic movements, I would had to expand quite a bit more towards the rectangular Richeville models or the later automatic Vintage 45, but here let’s stay with the manual wind versions. From my records, I’m aware of 4 different references that fall into .....Story

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Review of my Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Financial Titanium, 49805-21-654-FK6A

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Friends, One of my first catches from 2018 was the Girard-Perregaux Financial with Titanium case and it is time to give it a more detailed review. As you may remember, the Girard-Perregaux is very dear to my heart and last summer I published an overall overview of the GP WorldTimers here in the forum. It was also the time, when I added a second on top of my Steel Financial to my collection, the wonderful Tribute to John Harrison with enamel dial. At that time, I did not think that I will continue adding .....Story

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SIHH 2018 Novelty: Girard-Perregaux Laureato white ceramics 38mm – Live Shots and Review

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I will conclude the initial live shots and reviews of this year’s SIHH novelties with the Girard-Perregaux Ladies Laureato in white ceramics. We, being a male-dominated forum, often neglect the Ladies watches, but for me they are equally important and it is nice to see that GP also brings innovation to the Ladies watches first. This year we saw the Ladies Laureato come in a sporty looking white ceramic case and bracelet. Combined with a steel bezel and set with precious stones on the bezel...Story

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