Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945: At the same time classic and cutting-edge

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945: At the same time classic and cutting-edge

Girard-Perregaux is one of the least publicly known Swiss watch manufacturers. However, their history reveals some interesting models such as the first with a high-frequency movement in 1957. It is precisely their past that is the basis for the Vintage 1945 model launched in 1995 as a tribute to the original Art deco model and now one of the icons of the brand.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945: At the same time classic and cutting-edge

Taking the original design as its inspiration, the updated model shares many of its design features including the Art deco lugs and ergonomically curved case, but now in a larger more modern size, making the watch a nice blend of the classical and contemporary. The profile of the case was also redesigned in 2009 to give it a spherical form and to discreetly integrate the crown into the case. The dial features dual curves and is embellished by elegant Dauphine-style hands and a subsidiary seconds dial.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945: At the same time classic and cutting-edge

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases wristwatch that the manufacturer likes to describe like a watch that is “at the same time classic and cutting-edge”. Inspired by the Art Deco style, it features strong and powerful lines. It has an aesthetically pleasing rectangular case with the dimensions of 36.1 mm x 35.25 mm. There are two versions of the watch: the first is made with a stainless steel case, whereas the other utilizes pink gold. Apart from displaying hours, minutes, small seconds and moon phases, this timepiece also incorporates a large date display at the top of the dial. All of this is possible because of its self-winding mechanical 03300-0062 proprietary movement with the power reserve of 46 hour. Both of the versions come with black alligator leather straps.