1950's Girard Perregaux Gyromatic Vintage Mens Midsize Watch - Stainless Steel

Girard Perregaux

Item No. 4389

The 1950's were an important decade for Girard Perregaux. In 1951, they introduced a watch with a revolutionary new winding system that would become famous for its engineering feats, the Gyromatic. Because of its ingenious design and function, the Gyromatic watch became well-known.

Today's offering showcases this Girard Perregaux we have just finished sympathetically restoring. It is mid-sized with an uncommon and very interesting shaped case with bullhorn lugs.

It has self-winding Gyromatic mechanism with very effective power transmission system that requires smaller wrist movement to keep the watch fully powered, intended to insure that the watch spends more time running at peak power level for more accurate timekeeping.

This simple design eliminates key vulnerabilities commonly found in other automatic movements such as couplets, ratchets, and other delicate parts.

Its case is unusually shaped and designed to be waterproof. Despite the inherent difficulties associated with making rectangular cases impermeable, using a high level of craftsmanship and a novel case design that features an inner movement holder and pressure sealing crystal, Girard Perregaux built a waterproof, form shaped case, an unusual feat in the 1950's.

Our restoration included having the dial expertly restored, sourcing a new correct crystal, fully servicing the movement, and for the finishing touch, installing a high quality genuine Alligator strap.

Included with the purchase is a full one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Girard Perregaux
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: 1950's
  • Model: Gyromatic
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Near mint
  • Dimensions: 28mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip, 11mm thick
  • Dial: Signed Girard Perregaux and Gyromatic, Silver, steel indexes, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, gold "dauphines"
  • Movement type: Gyromatic caliber 71 AE 497, self winding system, shock protected, 17 jewels, rhodium plated, index regulator
  • Band: Genuine Alligator, very high quality, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between the lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Specially designed for the watch, pressure fit with a flange and washer (original), acrylic, new old stock
  • Serviced: Yes, fully serviced. Timed on a computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

    All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

    The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

    Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

    To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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