+1 to let's see one
There is something about Sarpaneva's style that lingers in my brain. A certain outspokenness, bold, playful and mysterious without going over the top.
That is a beauty! I've always had a soft spot for the Portofino and in RG but it quite different from that GP. Was thinking there was discussion on GP's taking a big hit on the secondary market as well if that is a concern. It seems TWATers tend to want some resale value unless it is a legacy piece to pass down or was given to them by a loved one to commemorate a specific occasion.
Spot on my maaaaannn
Keith, for the right price, I'd buy it and enjoy it. It is a great modern size....I think for a dress watch 38 is about perfect. I myself have looked at their 1966 line a few times. I think the MSRP on a new GP is one of the main issues many people have with GP, as they just don't hold much resale value. But if you are going to wear it and enjoy it, I'd choose it over many other brands.
If one is dealing from MSRP...then I favor an Altiplano over GP I think the finish on a Piaget is finer (although now I'd be talking about an manual wind Piaget vs. an automatic GP, as I find the automatic Altiplano gets too large and thin and looks like a pancake on a strap). In addition, while GP has a good rep with many movements, I know some of their lesser watches have used very ordinary base movements from other companies.
But again for the right $$$ I'd gladly pick up a GP.
Outsourced movements are not necessarily a bad thing, particularly IMHO if they are from Lemania, JLC, Piaget, F.Piguet etc, and of course it depends on what the company making the watch does with it. GP at least in the past has used ETA as a base in some of their more entry level priced watces...so for me those pieces wouldn't be of interest. However, I believe the piece Keith is considering is made in house by GP.
As with anything it really depends on the price of this piece. For the right price it could be a great watch to own.