By Osheen Arakelian
For the first time ever, the mechanical heart of the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases is revealed in a titanium DLC case with a blue polycrystalline transparent dial for Only Watch.
The swiss luxury watchmaking Manufacture, Girard-Perregaux based in la Chaux-de-Fonds unveils a unique piece in order to support the 6th edition of the biennial charity auction for the benefit of research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The one of a kind piece has a number of unique attributes that ties it to this worthy cause.
Authentic artistic icon, worthy successor of Girard- Perregaux’s history, the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases Only Watch reveals for the first time a case in titanium DLC and a transparent dial carved in blue polycrystalline, a hint to the color of the Foundation’s logo. Its genesis is a contemporary style with perfect symmetry and a mechanical manufactured movement that all works together to create a wonderful looking piece.
In terms of technical specifications, all the indications of time are harmoniously arranged and readable at a glance. Located at 12 o’clock, the large jumping date displays the date on a pair of discs one of which is transparent in an exclusive patented system of the brand. The moon phase indicator located at 6 o’clock provides a perfect visual balance while the hands and the applied Arabic numerals indicate the hours in a sheer simplicity. The case-back side, open on the visible movement, features the emblematic signature of Only Watch.
Designed in the purest art Deco style, the rectangular 1945 case – named for the year of its creation forms part of the repertoire of iconic Girard-Perregaux classics, and the Girard-Perregaux 03300-0105 manufactured caliber match its dimensions, which is highly unusual for watches with distinctive shapes. With 282 components, the frequency of the self-winding caliber is fixed at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has roughly 46-hour power reserve.
Preciously decorated in line with the highest standards of fine watchmaking, the list of its high- end finishes is like an anthology of decorative traditions. From the curve of the case to the transparent blue dial, the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases Only Watch timepiece is a great addition to the lineup of watches set to be auctioned off in Geneva. For more info, please visit girard-perregaux.com
OSHEEN ARAKELIAN – CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Osheen is a long time collector and passionate watch aficionado. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the Sydney Watch Guide based out of Australia. Alongside Sydney Watch Guide, he has also expanded and started OSHEEN’s House of Horology, an online shop that specialises in vintage, pre-owned and niche watches from around the world. He is also a contributor to a number of Australian Men’s Lifestyle magazines and is fast becoming the go-to destination in Sydney for anything watch related. Read his articles here