Based in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the famous watchmaking house that still maintains its own in-house production of high-end movements will soon start selling its new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 “The Le Corbusier Trilogy” family of watches that pay homage to the world-famous architect and artist Charles-Edouard Jeanneret.
Since many years I travel twice a year to Parma to meet up with great Italian collectors of vintage Rolex watches. Last weekend it was time again to see what is going on at the of vintage watches so important trade show. Many well known dealers are there for more then a week displaying their watches. Guys like Corrado, Roberto, Davide, Elvio, Luca, Fabio etc. etc. are present to show us their best pieces.
A simple change can produce a large difference. Take for instance, this Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases watch having a transparent dial. Girard-Perregaux added a gray-tinted "smoked" azure very towards the construction because the dial piece, that provides a view in to the movement in addition to a complete dial. This is not a skeletonized dial since the full dial remains, but instead a "transparent" form of the initial that provides an entirely change.