The Vintage 1945 collection is a modern reinterpretation of the spirit of an Art Deco-inspired model with a rectangular case. Girard-Perregaux is once more demonstrating the Brand's creative mastery by unveiling a reimagining of this iconic design.
In its fifty-plus years, the Vintage 1945 collection has opened the way for a wide variety of creations. Paying a new tribute to its heritage, the Manufacture completely reworked this historic model to unveil one of the purest expressions of its line in 2009. The profile of the case was redesigned in a spherical form, with the crown discreetly integrated into the middle; the dial boasts dual curves and is enhanced by elegant Dauphine-style hands.
Girard-Perregaux further extended its creative quest with a sober and contemporary model: the Vintage 1945 XXL. Its generous dimensions give it a strong presence, while its curved shape makes it especially comfortable to wear. Just like the original model, its dial features Arabic numerals, "railway" minute track and a subtly concave small second at 6 o'clock. This pleasing symmetry, the guiding principle of Art Deco, gives the design perfect balance, lending it an understated air emphasised by the attention paid to each and every detail.
This aesthetic sophistication is supplemented by technical specifications illustrating Girard-Perregaux's comprehensive expertise. True to the principles of the Manufacture, the Vintage 1945 XXL is also distinguished by its self-winding mechanism. The calibre GP3300, known for its sophistication and reliability, can be appreciated through the watch's crystal case-back, and sports traditional decorative finishes: Côtes de Genève, circular graining and blued steel screws.