Girard-Perregaux presents Casquette 2.0, a new interpretation of the iconic Casquette watch.
In 1976, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Casquette, a cutting-edge quartz timepiece endowed with a tubular LED display. It displayed the hours, minutes, seconds, day and date. The Casquette was produced from 1976 to 1978. During that period, Girard-Perregaux made 8200 examples of this innovative quartz watch. Over the years, this ‘retro futuristic’ timekeeper has become much sought after by watch aficionados and style conscious wearers.
The new model has been named the Casquette 2.0. It is housed in a scratch-resistant ceramic case and features a Grade 5 titanium caseback. Both the titanium and ceramic are hypoallergenic and light. Indeed, it has an exceptionally low mass of 107g, helping to augment wearer comfort. It comes with titanium pushers and a titanium badge which is positioned atop the watch head and emblazoned with a period GP logo. The watch is equipped with the Calibre GP03980.
In 2021, Girard-Perregaux, in collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, created a Casquette pièce unique in support of Only Watch charity auction. Based on the original Casquette of 1976, the watch was encased in forged carbon and titanium and endowed with titanium pushers. The watch was sold for CHF 100,000.
In common with the historical model, Casquette 2.0 displays the hours, minutes, seconds, day, and date. However, the new movement comes with some additional functions, including the month, year, chronograph, second time zone and secret date. This latter function allows the wearer to save a memorable date of the wearer’s choosing. The secret date (date, month and year) can be shown each day at a time specified by the wearer.
The Casquette allows the wearer to view the time on demand, preserving battery life. The watch is supplied on a ceramic bracelet with a rubber interior which proves more flexible and comfortable than its counterpart fitted to the original Casquette. The bracelet it now paired with a folding titanium buckle.
During the lifetime of the original Casquette, 8200 pieces were produced. Girard-Perregaux has chosen to limit the production of the new Casquette to just 820 pieces.
The customers can pre-order Casquette 2.0 exclusively on the brand’s e-commerce site from 22.02.2022 to 7.3.2022. Subsequently, the watch will be available in select Girard-Perregaux retailers around the world.
Model: CASQUETTE 2.0
Material: black ceramic & Grade 5 titanium, Grade 5 titanium pushers
Dimensions: 42.40 x 33.60 mm
Height: 14.64 mm
Glass: sapphire crystal
Case-back: titanium, secured by 4 screws
Dial: Tubular LED display
Water resistance: 50 metres (5 ATM)
Dimensions: 26.24 x 27.60 mm
Height: 6.40 mm
Frequency: 32,768 Hz
Number of components: 45
Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, year, chronograph, second time zone, secret date
Material: black ceramic with rubber interior
Buckle: folding, titanium
Limited edition of 820 pieces, not numbered
CHF 4,500 / EUR 4,700 / USD 4,700 / CNY 35,100