Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases timepiece reveals the complexity of its movement under a transparent sapphire dial for the first time. Its shape represents a distinctive, emblematic mark of identity. Its jumping date and moon-phase functions complement its hour, minute and small second indications to complete its unique cachet.  

With its mysterious smoked-glass effect, the dial both reveals the watch mechanism and showcases the hour markers and applique Arabic numerals to ensure clear reading of the indications. Its gray coloring is obtained by surface metallization, while the seconds circle and the inscriptions have been created through printing. The embossed and polished Dauphine-type hands stand out just as clearly, while continuing to allow the mechanical heart of the watch to be seen. Designed in the Art Deco style, the rectangular “1945” case (the year of its creation) forms part of the repertoire of iconic Girard-Perregaux classics. The shape of the lugs, the presence of horizontal gadroons and the merging of the crown into the case-band further underline the watch’s elegance.

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases

The dimensions of the GP 03300-0105/0062 manufactured caliber match the dimensions of the case, which is highly unusual for watches with distinctive shapes.  Among the first features to be noticed is the large jumping date at 12 o’clock, displayed by a tandem of two adjacent disks.  A date change is completed in under 5 milliseconds when triggered. The transparent disk bearing the numerals indicating the units, placed on top and with a minimum thickness of 0.1 mm, has its numerals inscribed on its back, contrary to usual practice. The level difference is thus imperceptible in relation to the black disk positioned underneath that bears the numerals indicating the tens. The two numerals thus give the appearance of being displayed side by side, without any line of demarcation.

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases

The moon-phase indicator at 6 o’clock both provides visual balance and adds a colorful note. Operating on the same axis as the small seconds hand, this function also has a discreetly concealed technical profile, marked particularly by the presence of two moon symbols that appear alternately on the micro-dial. Its indented perimeter and the heart that usually covers the lower part of the disk are converted into almost theatrical features.

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases
The large jumping date can be rapidly set through the crown, while the moon-phases are controlled by a side corrector discreetly merged into the case-band.  Equipped with a minimum 46-hour power-reserve, its frequency is fixed at 4Hz, or 28,800 vibrations per hour. The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases timepiece is available in a pink gold or stainless steel  version.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases

Technical Data

Reference: 25882-11-223-BB6B

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases• Movement
Automatic mechanical Girard-Perregaux
GP03300-0105
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 1/2 ’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 vph – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Jewels: 32
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds,
large date, indicator for moon phases
• Steel Case
Dimensions: 36.10 x 35.25 mm
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Dial: Smoked sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal,
secured by 4 screws
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
• Black alligator strap
Folding steel buckle

 

Technical Data

Reference: 25882-52-222-BB6B

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases• Movement
Automatic mechanical Girard-Perregaux
GP03300-0062
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 1/2 ’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 vph – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Jewels: 32
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds,
large date, indicator for moon phases
• Steel Case
Dimensions: 36.10 x 35.25 mm
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Dial: Smoked sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal,
secured by 4 screws
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
• Black alligator strap
Folding pink gold buckle