For the 6th edition of the Only Watch charity auction, Girard-Perregaux has created a one-of-a-kind Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 watch which is for the first time revealed within a titanium DLC case with a gorgeous transparent blue polycrystalline dial.
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases for Only Watch 2015 is housed in a black edgy titanium case which measures 36.10 x 35.25 mm, and it is 11.74mm thick. Its rectangular case is designed in the Art Deco style.
This unique timepiece boasts the in-house manufactured GP 03300-0105 self-winding movement which consists of 282 individual components. The impeccable mechanism is built on 32 jewels and it is capable to store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least 46 hours. The movement oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).
The case-back protects the mechanics from the ingress of water up to 30 meters (about 100 feet). The reverse side of the watch also offers a glimpse of its nicely finished oscillating weight and reveals the ONLY WATCH logo applied.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a beautiful transparent dial which is made of blue polycrystalline. Its dial comprises a large jumping date window at the 12 o’clock position which is controlled with a pair of discs – one of which is transparent. It is an exclusive patented system of the la Chaux-de-Fonds-based manufacturer. On the opposite side, at the 6 o’ clock position there is a moon phase display which shares the same space with the small seconds indicator.
The watch is attached to a black alligator leather strap with blue stitching, ending with a steel folding buckle.
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases in DLC Titanium with Semi-Transparent Blue Dial (ref. 25882-21-1544BH4A) will be sold on 7 November 2015 in Geneva at the Only Watch charity auction from which the entire sum will be donated to the support of research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This terrible disease resulting in muscle degeneration and premature death appears especially in male children aged 2 -3. Most patients become wheelchair dependent at the age of 12 and the average life expectancy of DMD patients is approximately 25 years. The Only Watch initiative raises money by auctioning unique timepieces donated by many watchmaking companies.