Vintage Girard-Perregaux Alarm Wristwatch c.1960s

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The Watch
The most Handsome Wrist Alarm that has ever been Produced?
This Girard Perregaux Alarm Watch dates to the 1960s and features a 34.5mm Case in steel, with an attractive silvered dial, baton handset, and rectangular hour markers. The alarm functionality appears via an aperture near the six o'clock position that houses a 24-hour wheel; a small arrow is placed above the dial opening that allows the alarm to be set with precision to the nearest quarter hour, or in between for slightly less precise moments. The watch features two crowns. The upper crown is branded with an "A" symbol (for alarm), and it controls the winding and setting of the alarm complication; when the alarm is wound to its full capacity, you can expect the hammer to ring for more than 10 seconds. Leave the crown open once the alarm is set, and when it rings, all that is required is pushing the crown in to silence the alarm. The lower crown winds and sets the normal timekeeping display.

View this handsome piece in a video: here



The Specs

Age: c.1960s
Movement: Manual Wind with Alarm and Centre Seconds.
Calibre: AS 1475 modified and signed by G.P.
Timekeeping: Good, well within the reasonable expectations.
Service History: Unknown.
Dial: Original Girard-Perregaux Factory Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without Crown: 34.5mm End to End: 40mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original
Crystal: Acrylic crystal. Possibly Original.
Crowns: Genuine Original Crowns.
Strap/Bracelet: On a lightly worn Tan Brown Stitched Leather Strap with Steel Buckle.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Superb Condition Dial.
- "A" signed Alarm Crown.
- Simple and easy to use Alarm function.
-Handsome Bugger!
Nitty Gritty:
- The (possibly) Original Crystal, has some very faint scratches and some small marks inside the Crystal.
-Case has some scratches and a small ding.

Overall the G.P Alarm is in very nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in lovely condition, I honestly think you will be hard pressed to find a better example.
The (possibly) Original Crystal, has some very faint scratches and some small marks inside the Crystal.
Steel Case is in good nick with some age related marks and one ding.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.