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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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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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