Last year, the Swiss watchmaking brand has expanded its Vintage 1945 collection with a beautiful automatic chronograph. A version in rose gold retailed for more than €26,000, so a version in stainless steel, twice less expensive, was introduced in parallel. It looks like the version in steel proved more successful among connoisseurs, so, this year, the company presents an updated version: the 2013 Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph in Steel (Ref. 25883-11-221-BB6C).
Girard-Perregaux has a long history of building highly refined (and often mind-blowing) wristwatches for the world’s elite customers. In 2013, the brand added a nice entry to its Traveller collection. Although the Girard-Perregaux Traveller Moon Phases and Large Date (refs. 49650-11-131-BB6A, 49650-11-631-BB6A & 49650-82-231-HBBA) lacks a second time zone indicator or even a city disk (something that you often expect from a traveler’s companion), it can be a nice acquisition for a proud member of a Million Miles Club.
At the Baselworld 2013 trade show, the Swiss watchmaker has re-introduced its Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon Gold Bridge (refs. 99535-52-131-BKBA & 99535-53-131-BK6A) collection. Not only dressy but also extremely classy with their understated exterior and carefully decorated dials, the watches have always been “signature” models for the brand. Judging by the 2013 collection’s specs, this one is more of a mild face-lift, rather than a full-fledged next-generation with a new movement and all.
Girard-Perregaux enters the year 2013 with a radically redesigned version of its 2012 Sea Hawk “professional” diver. Rated for pretty much impressive water resistance of whole 1000 meters, the refreshed Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk 1000M gives you, perhaps, the best possible combination of impressive reliability, superb build quality, and great exterior.
Presented in a white composite body, this new Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Chronograph White Ceramic (Ref. 49820-32-712-FK6A) is inspired by the gorgeous an ultra-limited (only five individually numbered pieces were ever made) edition ww.tc Cabinet de Curiosites Thomas Erber (Ref. 49820-32-788SFK6A) created for the 2011 Cabinet de Curiosites event in London.
The dressy Girard-Perregaux 1966 (ref. 49527-52-131-BK6A) three-hander brings you the easily recognizable minimalistic styling of the 1966 Collection that is supposed to only be worn with formal attire. Sporting a traditional medium-sized body and featuring one of their highly reliable automatic movements with increased power reserve, the watch may become an instant win if the price is right. Compared to the previously available ref. 49525-52-131-BK6A model, the 1966 Automatic is not only 10 percent larger and thicker, but also offers eight more hours of guaranteed power reserve.