Girard-Perregaux unveils a unique piece of Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases in order to support the 6th edition of ONLY WATCH charity auction for the benefit of research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Authentic artistic icon, worthy successor of Girard-Perregaux’s history, the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases Only Watch reveals for the first time a case in titanium DLC and a transparent dial carved in blue polycrystalline, a hint to the color of the Foundation’s logo.
In terms of technical specifications, all the indications of time are harmoniously arranged and readable at a glance. At 12 o’clock, the large jumping date displays the date on a pair of discs one of which is transparent in an exclusive patented system of the brand. The moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock provides a perfect visual balance while the hands and the applied Arabic numerals indicates the hours in a sheer simplicity. The case-back side, open on the visible movement, features the emblematic signature of Only Watch.
Designed in the purest Art Deco style, the rectangular “1945” case – named for the year of its creation forms part of the repertoire of iconic Girard-Perregaux classics, and the GP 03300-0105 manufactured caliber match its dimensions, which is highly unusual for watches with distinctive shapes. With 282 components, the frequency of the self-winding caliber is fixed at 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Preciously decorated in line with the highest standards of fine watchmaking, the list of its high-end finishes is like an anthology of decorative traditions.
Vintage 1945 XXL, LARGE DATE AND MOON PHASES, ONLY WATCH
Material: Titanium DLC
Dimensions: 36.10 x 35.25 mm
Thickness: 11.74 mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30 metres)
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: Sapphire with ONLY WATCH logo
Material: Blue polycrystalline
Index: Applied Arabic numerals at 12, 3 and 9 o’clock
Hands: Dauphine type
Mechanical Self- Winding
Number of components: 282
Functions: Hour, minute, small second, large date and moon phases
Dimensions: 25.60 mm (11½’’’ mm)
Height: 4.90 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Jewels: 32 jewels
Black alligator with blue stitching
Strap buckle: DLC Steel folding buckle