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.
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 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.