1969 Girard Perregaux Vintage HF High Frequency Automatic Chronometer, Date - Stainless Steel

Girard Perregaux

Item No. 5807

The Girard Perregaux wristwatch showcased in today's offering is one of the company's sought after vintage models. This officially certified chronometer employed a long list of advanced technical features. It was so accurate, in fact, that 70% of the chronometer certificates issued in 1967 by the Neuchâtel Observatory were for these special high-frequency chronometers.

Here are some of the watch's features:

  • "High Frequency" 36,000 beats per hour balance system, twice the speed of many traditional wristwatches (most vintage watches beat 18,000 times per hour) and made to accommodate changes in temperature. For decades 36,000 beats per hour was as fast as any production watch ticked.
  • Officially certified as a chronometer by the C.O.S.C
  • Very effective Gyromatic system requires smaller wrist movement to keep the watch fully powered. This also helps the watch spend more time running at its peak power level which can give more accurate timekeeping
  • Jeweled with 39 rubies to reduce friction between the moving parts
  • Rugged, waterproof case

In certain respects, these watches and Longines high beat chronometer were the best of the best when it came to accuracy in a widely-produced watch at the time with a beat frequency much higher than that of Rolexes from the era.

It is fully original down to the dial, hands, inner antimagnetic cover, and signed winding crown. It presents on the wrist as just short of mint.

The movement has been recently previously serviced and is keeping very accurate time.

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

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: Girard Perregaux
  • Model: Gyromatic Chronometer HF
  • Year built: 1969
  • Functions: Chronometer Time, Date, Waterproof (originally), Automatic, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Girard Perregaux with logo, patent numbers, date stamped November of 1969
  • Case condition: On the wrist it presents as just short of mint. Fairly light signs of previous polishing except in one area on the case where one word is light and a the first letter is no longer visible.
  • Dimensions: 37mm wide (excluding crown), 41.4mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Two-tone silver and black, steel baton applique makers topped date aperture, signed Chronometer HF, original, near mint condition with two small marks on the dial
  • Hands: Original, batons, steel
  • Movement type: Rhodium plated, 39 ruby jewels, shock resistant, 36,000 bph balance system, micrometer regulator, chronometer certified
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a large selection of other straps.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, vintage, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, the movement has been recently previously serviced.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty.
  • 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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