Girard-Perregaux has recently presented new editions of its Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date & Moon-Phases and the Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph watches. These models are already in the GP Vintage 1945 XXL Collection, but now they are redesigned and available with eye-catching charcoal gray dials with vertical satin finishing and new bracelets.
Like all timepieces from this Girard-Perregaux’s family, they combine time-proven watchmaking techniques with uncluttered aesthetics to provide utmost precision and modern look.
Both of these two newcomers are crafted from stainless steel. The first one features a large date and a moon-phases display, whereas the second one boasts a chronograph function.
I just want to say that the Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph was already updated last year and transformed from tri-compax to bi-compax chronograph. Also, the new dial was already available on the smaller sized version of the Vintage 1945 and the Vintage 1945 XXL Small Seconds, and now with this renewed models, it is available on all steel timepieces from this collection.
Both new dials are softened by vertically-applied satin finishes that looks great against polished and satin finished cases and bracelets. They feature Breguet-type numerals in polished relief which adds to the elegance of these novelties.
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date and Moon-Phases model measures 36.1mm x 35.25mm and in addition to central hours and minutes, it features a small seconds counter at the 6 o’clock position, a large date complication, as well as a moon phase display. Its steel case is constructed to resist water pressure of up to 30 meters (100 feet).
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph is a bit larger than its companion, measuring 36.95mm x 36mm. Its dial shows two chronograph sub-dials which are perfectly balanced at 3 and 9 o’clock positions. A central sweep seconds hand is executed in bright rhodium finish, while hours and minutes are indicated by Dauphine-shaped hands.
Both new models are equipped with the caliber GP 3300 automatically wound movement which provides no less than 46 hours of power reserve and operates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz). Each version has a different module for either large date & moon phase indications or for the chronograph with two registers. The mechanism is entirely designed, manufactured and assembled in the Girard-Perregaux’s workshops at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland and it is visible through a sapphire crystal case.
Girard-Perregaux offered the choice for the wristlets for both watches. Depending on the type of the bracelet, Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date and Moon-Phases may be marked with one of these referent numbers: 25882-11-221-11A for the model teamed with a steel bracelet ending with triple steel folding buckle, whilst 25882-11-221-BB6B stands for the models attached to black alligator leather straps.
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph that is mounted on a black alligator leather strap comes with the reference 25883-11-221-BB6C, while the version with a folding triple steel clasp has the referent number 25883-11-221-11A.
Both new watches offer an interesting aesthetic approach by playing with contrasts and they represent the perfect addition to the famous Vintage 1945 XXL Collection.