Movement : Automatic Girard Perregaux Cal. 444-429
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1960s
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 1960s Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic High Frequency 36000 4013RA with a 35mm C-shaped stainless steel case that subtly curves over your wrist with a lug-to-lug length of 41mm and a case thickness of 10mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed crown, and brushed and polished surfaces transition with crisp lines. A domed acrylic crystal sits above a striking vertically brushed gold-toned dial, an outer minute track with Tritium pips has applied gold-toned baton indexes marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed day/date window, slender gold-toned baton hands infilled with Tritium are complemented by a tapered second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the gold-toned Girard-Perregaux motif “Gyromatic” printed underneath and at 6 o’clock “High Frequency” completes this sophisticated dress watch. On the reverse a screw-down case back, inside an automatic Girard Perregaux Cal. 444-429, 17 jewels, beating at 36,000 beats per hour. The quick-set date function is activated by repeatedly pushing the crown, and the watch comes paired with a 20mm leather strap.
Vintage Girard-Perregaux still offers some of the most incredible value in the vintage watch market, people often don't realise just how historically important or inventive they were in their prime. This model is fantastic with the striking dial and the high-frequency movement, one to really consider if you are in the market for a great vintage watch under £1,000!
The brand’s origins date back to Geneva Switzerland in 1791, where Jean-François Bautte, a fine pocket watchmaker and goldsmith built workshops and created his first watches. It wasn’t until 1906 that the two companies became acquainted when Constant Girard-Gallet bought the Bautte company from Jacques Bautte and the modern Girard-Perregaux was formed. The brand name was established in 1856 in the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, thanks to the marriage of Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux.