An iconic collections feminine signatureBASELWORLD 2013: The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Lady
The new Vintage 1945 Lady from Girard-Perregaux confidently assumes the collection’s identity codes to reveal its feminine side. Dressed in steel delicately hemmed with two rows of diamonds, the watch harmonizes the straight lines and curves inherited from the aesthetic of the early twentieth century. The Art Deco inspiration infused into every last detail of its lines seems to come straight out of the present time.
The spherical profile of the case here takes on a sensual allure. The perfectly integrated crown withdraws to allow the watch’s profile to shine. The hours spread out over a fine expressive canvas, while the watch curls ergonomically around the wrist.
The dial exhibits judicious restraint notwithstanding the curve, which follows the outline of the case. Sober and sophisticated, dauphine hands sweep the central rectangular rail track, which is meticulously curved by hand to stroke the swell of the dial. The figure 12 is majestically enthroned above the discreet date at 6 o’clock. At 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, two diamond hour markers balance the composition. The Vintage 1945 Lady comes in two dial versions – silvered or anthracite – and both are offered with black or white alligator strap.
The manufacture caliber GP02700 reveals its flawless mechanism through the sapphire back. Entirely designed in-house at the Manufacture, it is the brand’s smallest self-winding caliber, specially designed to drive ladies’ watches and respond to our female clientele’s interest in mechanical timepieces.
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The Girard-Perregaux caliber GP02700
Latest in line of the Manufacture’s self-winding mechanical calibers, the GP02700 has a compact and sophisticated construction. With its 19.40 mm diameter, it is a perfect fit for ladies watches.
Its features include an unidirectional oscillating weight mounted on a ceramic ball-race to avoid problems of lubricating the rotor. As well as its semi-instantaneous date change, the caliber has an original gear train, offering the choice of displaying the seconds at the center or on a small counter at 9 o’clock or 10 o’clock, without an extra module. Depending on the configuration, the use of a double third wheel allows the seconds hand wheel to be integrated with the going train and thus avoid the use of friction springs. Wherever it is placed, the seconds hand’s jump is clean and does not need any specific setting from the watchmakers. Lastly, the balance wheel bridge supported at both ends allows for greater precision in adjusting the play of the balance wheel: a solution that optimizes performance and long-term reliability, and for watchmakers, considerably simplifies the job of regulating the watch.