The new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph Watch is inspired by the Art Deco design from the early 20th century. This newcomer is available either in a pink gold case or in a stainless steel one.
This year’s version of the Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph is powered by the Caliber GP03300 self-winding movement which is entirely designed, manufactured and assembled in-house by the Manufacture at La Chaux-de-Fonds. The 47 jewels mechanism provides no less than 46 hours of power reserve and oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 (4 Hz) vibrations per hour.
The impeccable mechanism has a gold oscillating weight and it is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The case back is secured by four screws, while the entire case is protected with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and provides water resistance up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet).
A Modern Interpretation of the Art Deco Style Wristwatches from 1945
As I have already mentioned, the renewed Vintage 1945 XXL Chrono is housed either in a pink gold case or in a stainless steel one. Its rectangular case measures 36mm x 37mm, with the thickness of 12.77mm. The charming case of the new Girard-Perregaux is polished and satin-brushed, and comes with shortened lugs than the previous version of this model. Also, the chronograph pushers are cut down a bit and the crown is noticeably smaller.
The curved dial of the watch exudes with supreme symmetry. Compared to the previous model, the redesigned dial has a dual-register chronograph, instead a three-register chrono, and it comes without a date window. I must say that the dual-register layout gives much more balance to the watch dial and it is much more proportioned from the aesthetic point of view.
This contemporary interpretation of the Vintage 1945 model inherited the railroad minute track. The obvious change is that the railroad track has been moved from the dial’s centre to the dial periphery, making the dial less cluttered. There is also a different font that has been used for the applied Arabic numerals.
The dauphine-style hour and minute hands are the same, while the central chronograph seconds hand is now crafted from blued steel and it has a small pointed counter-weight. The Girard-Perregaux logo and name which are situated below numeral 12 are significantly smaller when compared to the previous model.
The watch comes with a black alligator leather strap ending either with a pink gold clasp or a steel folding one.