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Classima Executives XL Chronograph And Complete Calendar (8870)
This traditionally and opulently finished chronograph is equipped with a high-end mechanical selfwinding movement driving indications of a complete calendar (date with central pointer in 18-carat red gold, day and month through a window at 12 o’clock, moon phase at 6 o’clock) and 24h indicator at 9 o’clock. The silver-coloured dial with a ‘grain d’orge’ guilloché décor is graced with circular snailed and sun satin-finished counters. The case-back reveals an oscillating weight adorned with ‘Côtes de Genève’, as well as circular-grained bridges and blued steel screws. The crown proudly bears the Phi symbol.
Girard-Perregaux’s latest creation offers a stylish take on traditional watchmaking, integrating a column-wheel chronograph in an elegant case from its Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection. The clean lines of its 40-millimetre case disguise a sophisticated design and production process. It has undergone meticulous finishing operations to reveal the brilliance of the precious material – either pink gold or white gold. In order to perfect the timeless design of this watch, Girard-Perregaux opted for a traditional chronograph with a 30-minute counter and central second hand. The easy-to-read function displays create a perfect balance, while the tachometric scale running around the edge of the dial reinforces the model’s character. Developed and produced within the Manufacture, its column-wheel chronograph movement comprises 304 components. The complexity of its mechanism and the quality of the finish can be appreciated via the watch’s transparent case-back.
Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph
The Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph watch accommodates a famous Vacheron Constantin manual-winding movement – the legendary 1141 calibre column-wheel chronograph movement, reminiscent of the 1940s. It reveals the line’s characteristically classic case. The 18K white gold case, 42mm in diameter, boasts of 30-metre water-resistance. One can see the beauty of the movement beating inside through the sapphire crystal case back. The silvered opaline dial demonstrates two counters reminiscent of the golden age of chronograph watches. The 30-minute chronograph counter is positioned at 3 o’clock and the small seconds counter is found at 9 o’clock. The dial provides supreme legibility of all the indications. It is shielded by sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The watch embraces the wrist with a black handstitched, saddle-finish, square-scaled alligator leather strap. It is fitted with a white gold folding clasp featuring a half of the Maltese cross.
Altiplano Anniversary Edition
This timepiece stems from a wish to celebrate a landmark anniversary by setting a new record for slimness and combining it with exceptional reliability. The glass is deliberately flat rather than convex in order to accentuate the slimness of the case. The result is an extremely refined watch creation with tapering lugs and a hand guilloché dial beautifully highlighted by an extremely slender bezel. Despite its extreme slenderness, the case in 18-carat pink gold matched with a midnight blue dial, or in 18- carat white gold framing a black dial, is equipped with a transparent case back, enabling one to admire the movement and the crown bearing the ‘P’ for Piaget. Housed with a 1200P ultrathin mechanical self-winding movement and a 40-hour power reserve, the watch comes with copper-coloured baton hour-markers. A pin buckle reflecting the aesthetic of the bezel has been specially created for this watch. Each of these references is available in a limited series of just 235, and the individual number is engraved on the oscillating weight of each movement.