Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic

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SKU AS02837
SKU AS02837

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

It’s systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic—why it’s…

Gyromatic! Greased lighting!

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...errr... "bleh" factor.

Fortunately, this watch is anything but “bleh”, and instead a classic and timeless option that will never go out of style.

This particular piece is a handsome example of a solid 14K yellow gold dress watch from the 1960s era that strikes a balance between casual and dress functionality. It’s powered by the innovative Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic self-winding automatic movement. It also features a beautiful silver sunburst dial with applied gold-tone Arabic quadrant hour markers and matching luminous hands.

We consider this a steal of a piece from a watchmaker with a rich history that can be had for less than $2K,

The Story

Girard-Perregaux first applied the name “Gyromatic” to self-winding movements in 1957. These movements beat at the standard 18,000 bph (beats per hour). But as with anything, there was room for improvement, so in launching the Gyromatic line, that’s exactly what Girard-Perregaux set out to do. 

While Girard-Perregaux’s first automatic watches used base movements made by A. Schild (and, later, Peseux), Girard-Perregaux was dissatisfied with their performance. So they developed a winding module, called the Gyromatic, which was then added to a blank manually-wound movement. The Gyromatic employed two “Gyrotron” wheels, which made the watch wind smoothly; additionally, each wheel had seven rubies on it to protect the movement from unnecessary wear. 

Although Girard-Perregaux would go on to develop a hi-beat version of the Gyromatic in the late 1960s, early Gyromatics like this one are still excellent examples of self-winding technology—which was still in its infancy at this point. 

Indeed, horological historians view these early Gyromatic movements as some of the most important ever produced. 

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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

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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 Gyromatic

Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic

Sold
Sold
Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

It’s systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic—why it’s…

Gyromatic! Greased lighting!

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...errr... "bleh" factor.

Fortunately, this watch is anything but “bleh”, and instead a classic and timeless option that will never go out of style.

This particular piece is a handsome example of a solid 14K yellow gold dress watch from the 1960s era that strikes a balance between casual and dress functionality. It’s powered by the innovative Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic self-winding automatic movement. It also features a beautiful silver sunburst dial with applied gold-tone Arabic quadrant hour markers and matching luminous hands.

We consider this a steal of a piece from a watchmaker with a rich history that can be had for less than $2K,

The Story

Girard-Perregaux first applied the name “Gyromatic” to self-winding movements in 1957. These movements beat at the standard 18,000 bph (beats per hour). But as with anything, there was room for improvement, so in launching the Gyromatic line, that’s exactly what Girard-Perregaux set out to do. 

While Girard-Perregaux’s first automatic watches used base movements made by A. Schild (and, later, Peseux), Girard-Perregaux was dissatisfied with their performance. So they developed a winding module, called the Gyromatic, which was then added to a blank manually-wound movement. The Gyromatic employed two “Gyrotron” wheels, which made the watch wind smoothly; additionally, each wheel had seven rubies on it to protect the movement from unnecessary wear. 

Although Girard-Perregaux would go on to develop a hi-beat version of the Gyromatic in the late 1960s, early Gyromatics like this one are still excellent examples of self-winding technology—which was still in its infancy at this point. 

Indeed, horological historians view these early Gyromatic movements as some of the most important ever produced. 

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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