Girard-Perregaux – Vintage 1945 Lady (SIHH 2011)

Girard-Perregaux is once again paying tribute to women with a version of the Vintage 1945 Lady featuring a rectangular case which has been stretched widthways. This alluring development in its design lends its classical elegance a touch of modernity and originality.

The Vintage 1945 collection takes its inspiration from a rectangular model in the Art Deco style unveiled in 1945. While remaining true to its original spirit, the collection has evolved over time and has been made available in a number of both men’s and women’s versions, allowing Girard-Perregaux to express its creative mastery and its watchmaking expertise.

The latest creation to join this collection has been designed as the ideal companion for every situation. Its rectangular case has been stretched widthways to create a resolutely modern reinterpretation of the Vintage 1945 style. Delicately curved, it sits perfectly on the wrist, offering optimal comfort. Its original proportions are enhanced by a perfectly integrated bracelet and a panoramic dial with a subtle sunray decoration which beautifully complements its alluring character.

Glamourous yet functional, the Vintage 1945 Lady is available in a mechanical self-winding version or a quartz version. The self-winding version is the first to be equipped with the new Girard-Perregaux calibre, the GP2700. This pinnacle of technological advancement, with dimensions perfectly suited to women’s watches, is produced in the Manufacture in line with the most stringent quality criteria and its remarkable finishes are revealed through the sapphire case-back.

The Vintage 1945 Lady Automatic, with a sublime pink gold case delicately set with 70 diamonds, is available in a limited and numbered edition of 50 exclusive pieces.

Movement – Mechanical self-winding movement. The GP2700 is the latest calibre to be created by the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture, which makes it a point of honour to constantly enrich its range. With the GP2700, Girard-Perregaux presents a small, compact movement specifically designed to be fitted in ladies’ watches and to satisfy the increasing interest in mechanical watches shown by women.

A few technical details
A unidirectional winding rotor with non-lubricated ceramic ball bearing (zirconium oxide). An instantaneous calendar. The gear train (barrel and centre, third and seconds wheels) is characterised by the original solution of a double third wheel. Thanks to this system, there is no need for a large central seconds wheel, leaving more space for the barrel. At the same time, it provides three seconds display options without an additional module. The balance cross-bridge provides greater precision in controlling the balance shake: a solution which boosts performance and long-term reliability and, for watchmakers, makes setting considerably easier.

Fitting diameter – 19.40 mm. Calibre – 8 ¾”’ (lignes). Thickness 4.00 mm. Jewels 35. Frequency 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz). Power reserve – Min. 36 hours. Number of components – 230.

Functions – Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, with stop second date with instant change. Unidirectional winding oscillating weight with ceramic ball bearing. Three-position winding stem.

Case – Pink gold. Dimensions 34.00 x 23.30 mm. Case set with 70 diamonds, approx. 0.70 carats. Antireflective sapphire crystal. Sapphire case-back fastened with 4 screws.

Water-resistance – 30 metres (3 ATM).

Strap – Alligator strap with pin buckle.

Source: Girard-Perregaux

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