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
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 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