Girard-Perregaux Pulsations Chronograph

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SKU AS02275
SKU AS02275

Why We Love it

When presented with a chronograph and pressed to name a purpose for it, many might spring to mind.

For example, there are chronographs like the Breitling Co-Pilot or the Gallet Multi-Chron Regulator, which were used by pilots. Divers (both recreational and military) might find themselves descending into the murky depths with a JLC Deep Sea Chronograph or Fortis Marinemaster strapped to their wrists. And many of the best Formula 1 drivers tackled the turns of the world’s preeminent racecourses with a Heuer Autavia or a Heuer Camaro timing their laps.

There are chronographs for yachting (the Yema Yachtingraf), or just about any sport one can conceive of (like the Enicar Sherpa Graph); even engineers have a chronograph they can use in their jobs (the Breitling Chronomat).

So when it comes to the medical field, a profession in which accurate timekeeping is a matter of life and death, it stands to reason that there would be a chronograph made specifically for doctors or nurses.

Starting in the days of pocket watches, chronographs began to emerge with a specialized scale on the outer edge of the dial. Known as a a pulsometer or pulsograph, it measures heartbeats per minute on a scale of 15 to 30 heart beats. To calculate a patient's pulse, the wearer would stop the chronograph at the patient's 15th or 30th heartbeat, and the patient's pulse would then be indicated on the dial without any additional calculations necessary. 

The chronograph that we feature here is a pulsometer made by Girard-Perregaux.

The brand’s history of innovation, which started from its earliest days in the 1880s, includes pioneering efforts in early wristwatches. Since their beginnings, the brand has filed for over 80 patents. Watches made by Girard-Perregaux found their way to the wrists of officers in the German Navy.

This particular chronograph, dating from roughly the 1940s or 1950s, features a pulsometer scale on the outer edge of the dial, as well as an inner telemeter scale. Oversized for the era with a 42mm stainless steel case adorned with a large onion crown, and featuring oversized chronograph registers, it’s ideal for its intended purpose. Whether you’re a doctor, a nurse, or just desire a chronograph with an unusual use, this GP has it all.

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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 Pulsations Chronograph

Girard-Perregaux Pulsations Chronograph

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Girard-Perregaux Pulsations Chronograph

Why We Love it

When presented with a chronograph and pressed to name a purpose for it, many might spring to mind.

For example, there are chronographs like the Breitling Co-Pilot or the Gallet Multi-Chron Regulator, which were used by pilots. Divers (both recreational and military) might find themselves descending into the murky depths with a JLC Deep Sea Chronograph or Fortis Marinemaster strapped to their wrists. And many of the best Formula 1 drivers tackled the turns of the world’s preeminent racecourses with a Heuer Autavia or a Heuer Camaro timing their laps.

There are chronographs for yachting (the Yema Yachtingraf), or just about any sport one can conceive of (like the Enicar Sherpa Graph); even engineers have a chronograph they can use in their jobs (the Breitling Chronomat).

So when it comes to the medical field, a profession in which accurate timekeeping is a matter of life and death, it stands to reason that there would be a chronograph made specifically for doctors or nurses.

Starting in the days of pocket watches, chronographs began to emerge with a specialized scale on the outer edge of the dial. Known as a a pulsometer or pulsograph, it measures heartbeats per minute on a scale of 15 to 30 heart beats. To calculate a patient's pulse, the wearer would stop the chronograph at the patient's 15th or 30th heartbeat, and the patient's pulse would then be indicated on the dial without any additional calculations necessary. 

The chronograph that we feature here is a pulsometer made by Girard-Perregaux.

The brand’s history of innovation, which started from its earliest days in the 1880s, includes pioneering efforts in early wristwatches. Since their beginnings, the brand has filed for over 80 patents. Watches made by Girard-Perregaux found their way to the wrists of officers in the German Navy.

This particular chronograph, dating from roughly the 1940s or 1950s, features a pulsometer scale on the outer edge of the dial, as well as an inner telemeter scale. Oversized for the era with a 42mm stainless steel case adorned with a large onion crown, and featuring oversized chronograph registers, it’s ideal for its intended purpose. Whether you’re a doctor, a nurse, or just desire a chronograph with an unusual use, this GP has it all.

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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