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Girard Perragaux Chronograph Ref. Val 72

$3,650

Pre-Owned Girard Perregaux 37mm Vintage Chronograph, White Dial, Blue-grey Leather Strap, Valjoux 72

This is an attractive vintage Girard Perregaux chronograph in a stainless steel case that retains much of its original brushing.  The large lugs with round 37mm case make this a comfortable and attractive tool watch.  The case back is engraved as follows, “BOB TIME IS NOT THE OBJECT – HAPPINESS IS. FOREVER – PAT”  Powered by the Valjoux 72 caliber with column wheel, this manual-wind movement is highly regarded and appears in many of the most sought after vintage chronographs. The blue-grey leather strap highlights this silver dial with blue, outer tachymeter scale.  The 120 mark on the tachymeter track appears to have been retouched.  We have no documentation of the dial having been retouched but some of the blue markings appear darker so it cannot be dismissed.

Only 1 left in stock

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Additional information

Band Color

Blue, Grey

Band Material

Leather

Box and Papers

No Box/Papers

Band Type

Strap

Brand

Girard-Perregaux

Caliber

Valjoux 72

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

37mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Tang

Complication

Chronograph, Tachymeter

Dial Color

Silver

Movement

Manual Wind Mechanical

Warranty

1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0004189

Description

The marriage of Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux in 1854 joined two Swiss watchmaking families in La Chaux-de-Fonds. They soon created a workshop in 1856 and in 1906, Girard-Perregaux acquired the Maison of Jean-François Bautte of Geneva. Bautte began watchmaking in 1791 with beautfully thin designs that attracted Queen Victoria of England, as well as Chinese emperors to the Indian maharaja.  The merger set in motion two centuries of watchmaking excellence in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Girard-Perregaux is one of the rare watchmakers in Switzerland to retain Manufacture status for over two centuries by mastering all the required horological skills in-house. Girard-Perregaux is not as widely known as other Swiss watchmaking firms, but they represent a great value as they are under appreciated by the general public, but highly respected and appreciated by vintage watch afficiandos.