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Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Small Seconds Watch 25835

by Michael Weare
8 September, 2011
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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This is not even close to being the most expensive item on Ebay, that honour goes predictably to a Patek Philippe Perpetual Ref 2438 in 18k gold from 1958. It’s a particularly rare model, so it has a particularly out of reach price of US$450,000.

It’s in California right now but it’ll probably be in Shanghai in ten days time.

Today’s Look Watch We Found is also in 18k gold (like the Patek Philippe above) with a recommended retail price of over $20k, but the asking price is just $13,000. You could slap it on your credit card and your wife would never notice. As if.

Art deco inspired

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 King Size Petite Seconde

In 1945, Girard Perregaux created an art deco inspired model with a seductively curved rectangular case. This was during the period when the art of watchmaking was enjoying an impressive comeback. In 1995, this watch inspired a model called Vintage 1945 which is now one of the icons of the Brand.

Offered in various sizes and fitted with different complications, the Vintage 1945 is a collection comprising both men’s and ladies’ watches.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 King Size Petite Seconde

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Small Seconds Watch

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Small Seconds Watch 25835 back

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 King Size Petite Seconde, to give the watch its correct name, comes with a handsome silvered dial with rose hands and Arabic hour markers. Notable features include a date window, and sub seconds at 9 o’clock. Crafted in 18k rose gold, the watch comes on a crocodile strap.

The watch is powered by a GP03300 automatic movement with a 46 hour power reserve. The stainless steel Ref 25835s are plentiful, but the gold version is much more attractive – and with the current steady rise in gold prices – increasingly more valuable. It’s certainly one of the best looking retro watches on the market, and I want it.

The seller ships to anywhere in the world and this Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Small Seconds Watch 25835 is currently available on ebay for $13,000

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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