Girard-Perregaux once again pays tribute to femininity by unveiling a new version of its Vintage 1945 Lady model with an exclusive taupe and chocolate-coloured dial and a steel case set with 30 diamonds. Its classic, timeless style is directly inspired by a model created 70 years ago, the mechanical intricacies and endearing subtleties of which will seduce even the most elegant of our discerning female clientele.
Inspired by a model dating from 1945, the Vintage 1945 watch renews the codes of Art Deco, remaining faithful to the spirit of the original across the decades. The latest addition to this emblematic collection has been conceived as the ideal companion in every situation for female connoisseurs of Fine Watchmaking.
The new Vintage 1945 Lady watch presents an elegant face with its dial coloured chocolate and taupe, delicately decorated at its centre with a trail of 42 brilliant-cut diamonds. Inspired by the models that originated this collection, its gem-setting highlights a «rail track»-type minute-marking. The elegantly diamond-polished, dauphine-type hands are curved by the watchmaker by hand so as to follow the contours of the dial.
Delicately domed, its steel case is flanked by two brancards set with 30 diamonds that illuminate its gentle Art Deco-inspired design. With their discreet ornamentation, the gadroons at the base of each lug are additional examples of this influence. The watch’s doubly convex curves create a harmonious interplay of areas, while at the same time providing the wearer with maximum comfort on the wrist.
At the heart of this elegant timepiece beats an exceptional movement following in the long watchmaking tradition of the Manufacture. The GP02700 automatic-winding mechanical calibre is a reduced-size movement that has been specially adapted for ladies’ watch models. Designed and produced in the Manufacture’s own workshops and containing 178 components, it has a diameter of 19.40 mm and is 4.20 mm thick. It offers hours, minutes and date indications and has a 36-hour power reserve. Its case-back, held in place by screws and fitted with sapphire crystal, reveals all the sophistication of its calibre and its remarkable finishes, including that of its oscillating weight, engraved with a delicate «tapestry» of Girard-Perregaux logos.
This watchmaking jewel is attached to the wrist by means of either an alligator strap of the same colour as the dial with a triple folding clasp, or a stainless steel bracelet.
A few details concerning the Girard-Perregaux GP02700 calibre The latest addition to the Manufacture’s range of automatic-winding calibres, the GP02700 has a compact, sophisticated structure. With a diameter of 19.40 mm and a thickness of 4.20 mm, it is perfectly suited for driving ladies’ watch models.
– I ts unidirectional rotor is fitted with ceramic ball-bearings requiring no lubrication.
– I t has an escape-wheel pivoting between two combined settings.
– I ts transversal balance-cock offers greater precision for controlling the shake of the balance. This solution consolidates its long-term performance and reliability and makes it considerably easier to set for watchmakers.