Girard-Perregaux Steel Gents Watch

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SKU AS01713
SKU AS01713

Why We Love it

Girard-Perregaux has a rich tradition of excellence in watchmaking that is unfortunately often over-looked by vintage collectors, in part due to their contemporary "bleh" factor. Looking past their contemporary offerings, you'll find that their roots go back to the late 18th century, when Jean-François Bautte first opened his shop in La-Chaux-du-Fonds. In 1856, watchmaker Constant Girard married Marie Perregaux and established Girard-Perregaux et Cie.

Their history of innovation includes pioneering efforts in early wristwatches, and since their beginnings, the brand has filed for over 80 patents. In 1880, Girard-Perregaux manufactured a record 2000 wristwatches for the officers of the German Navy. GP was also responsible for invaluable contributions to the development of high-beat movements, some of which have bucked the trend and become quite collectable. The Gyromatic high frequency movement, produced in 1965, was the first to beat at a 36,000 vph. Additionally, Girard-Perregaux was also the first manufacture to produce a watch with a quartz movement, showing their aptitude at being ahead of the curve.

This particular watch is a handsome example of an oversized dress piece from the late 1950s. While its 21 Jewel high grade manual winding movement gives it some chops as a superlative bit of machinery, its tremendous design steals the show. Its case, though thin, feels substantial on the wrist. Sized at 38mm, this piece strikes a balance between casual and dress functionality. But the real stunner is the tapestry dial with large, Art Deco numerals. In near mint condition, this piece appears to have never been worn - which is perhaps the only thing this magnificent bit of Girard-Perregaux's history shares with its modern counterparts!

 

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Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Girard-Perregaux Steel Gents Watch

Girard-Perregaux Steel Gents Watch

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Girard-Perregaux Steel Gents Watch

Why We Love it

Girard-Perregaux has a rich tradition of excellence in watchmaking that is unfortunately often over-looked by vintage collectors, in part due to their contemporary "bleh" factor. Looking past their contemporary offerings, you'll find that their roots go back to the late 18th century, when Jean-François Bautte first opened his shop in La-Chaux-du-Fonds. In 1856, watchmaker Constant Girard married Marie Perregaux and established Girard-Perregaux et Cie.

Their history of innovation includes pioneering efforts in early wristwatches, and since their beginnings, the brand has filed for over 80 patents. In 1880, Girard-Perregaux manufactured a record 2000 wristwatches for the officers of the German Navy. GP was also responsible for invaluable contributions to the development of high-beat movements, some of which have bucked the trend and become quite collectable. The Gyromatic high frequency movement, produced in 1965, was the first to beat at a 36,000 vph. Additionally, Girard-Perregaux was also the first manufacture to produce a watch with a quartz movement, showing their aptitude at being ahead of the curve.

This particular watch is a handsome example of an oversized dress piece from the late 1950s. While its 21 Jewel high grade manual winding movement gives it some chops as a superlative bit of machinery, its tremendous design steals the show. Its case, though thin, feels substantial on the wrist. Sized at 38mm, this piece strikes a balance between casual and dress functionality. But the real stunner is the tapestry dial with large, Art Deco numerals. In near mint condition, this piece appears to have never been worn - which is perhaps the only thing this magnificent bit of Girard-Perregaux's history shares with its modern counterparts!

 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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