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Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk for over seven decades, what I have collected so far

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Friends, Let’s have a closer look at the Sea Hawk family from GP. As the name gives it away, the “Sea Hawk” has some connection with water, but as the Sea Hawk as a model dates back all the way to the 1940s, you should not expect that those early Sea Hawks were any kind of a Diving watch. There was a sister model from around the same time, the Sea Scout and both the very early Sea Hawk as well as the Sea Scout claimed some basic water resistance and given the times, had more of a military theme then a Diving ... ...Story

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Underappreciated Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s – Part V: Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Chronograph Ref 2599

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Friends, It is time to conclude the little series of underappreciated Girard-Perregaux watches from the 1990s. In Part V we will go to the end of the decade, century and millennium all the way to 1999/2000. We have seen in this series quite a number of “Vintage” models, i.e. modern watches that were modelled after vintage museum pieces (Vintage 94 in Part IV and Vintage 1996 in Part III or from the 70s; Laureato 8010 in Part II) so it should be no surprise that we conclude this series with yet another “vintage-inspired” .....Story

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A few words about the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar

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I had the opportunity during my last stay in Geneva to discover in preview a new Girard-Perregaux Laureato which will be officially presented at the next SIHH. This watch will propose a complication that is not present today in the current Laureato collection: the perpetual calendar. However, it is not the first time in the history of the brand since the Laureato EVO3 gathered a chronograph with a perpetual calendar. Of course, it was out of the question for Girard-Perregaux to reproduce a clone...Story

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Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – some history and facts

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Friends, There has been some recent discussions here in the forum on the Constant Escapement and claims on by whom it was developed as well as speculations that the CE is not going to be further developed. Let me be clear, I will not participate in any future speculations as the future by nature is not determined and there are always events that can change even the most solid plans. But as far as plans are concerned, GP does plan a future for the CE and there are developments ongoing. Whether we will already .....Story

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Underappreciated Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s – Part IV: Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1994 Ref 2550

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Friends, Let’s continue with Part IV of our series of hidden Girard-Perregaux gems from the 90s. If you have missed the previous Parts, go check them out, links are at the bottom of this report. Last time, we looked at the “Vintage 1996” a chronograph from the 90s and today we look again at a “Vintage” line model. We actually go back 2 years to 1994 and hence the name “Vintage 1994”...Story

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Underappreciated Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s – Part III: Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1996 Chronograph 4930

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Friends, It’s time to continue our little series of hidden GP gems from the 90s with Part III. I actually have shifted the order from what I had planned initially as for the watch I planned for Part III, some additional information may become available in a couple of weeks, so I’m swapping things around. So in Part III we will look at a Girard-Perregaux Chronograph from 1996. It was together with the Laureato Olimpico Chronograph 8017 that was released the same year, the first Chronograph from GP in the 90s .....Story

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Underappreciated Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s – Part II: Girard-Perregaux Laureato 8010

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Friends, Time for Part II of our little series of underappreciated Girard-Perregaux watches from the 1990s. In Part II we will look closer at the Girard-Perregaux Laureato 8010. You may argue that with the re-launch of the Laureato in the current collection, the semi-vintage 8010 is not really underappreciated anymore, probably even highly sought after. Blue hue of the dial To some extent that is probably true, but then if I observe the market, the Laureato 8010 is still only a fraction of the price of the .....Story

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Underappreciated Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s – Part I: Girard-Perregaux 7000 series

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Friends, Baron’s recent series of identifying future Rolex classics from the modern era - see here: has led me to think about doing a little research on semi-vintage Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s and share some still underappreciated models. Now, let’s be clear: GP does not have those small dial variations like Rolex and the community of Rolex collectors is xx-fold larger than those interested in GP, nor will semi-vintage GPs likely get the same hype and value appreciation. However, I still think there ... ...Story

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Girard-Perregaux LED Casquette 9931

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Friends, When it comes to Quartz watches, I usually try to stay away as far as possible. However, we cannot ignore the Quartz development especially as it had such a huge impact on the Swiss watch industry in the 70s and 80s, ending many smaller manufacturers long history. The idea seemed striking at that time. More accuracy, lower maintenance, easy user operation etc etc etc., but not many saw the dire consequences...Story

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Hands-on with the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Perpetual Calendar, Ref 49547

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Friends, Some details and observations on the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Perpetual Calendar 49547 from the current collection: As I had a chance to play with it some time ago and try it on my wrist, so let me share some observations. As you know, I own the 1966 Annual Calendar with Equation of Time… one of my most cherished watches and it is easy to see that the dial layout of the Perpetual Calendar has a close connection with the 1966 Annual Calendar It comes with a similar asymmetrical layout, displaying the ... ...Story

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