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post #2866 of 5213
A new one for me.

A Girard-Perregaux R&D 01 Chronograph Monte Carlo 1983. Limited Edition of 250, released originally in 2009.

43mm (excluding crowns), and 14mm thick, it wears extremely comfortably on my 7.75" wrist. The case is designed by Luigi Macaluso, and features a reverse chronograph layout, with the chrono pushers and main crown on the left of the case, and the crown for rotating the internal bezel on the 4 o'clock point.

The watch features normal time functions, as well as a Day/Night indication at 3 o'clock, date at 6 o'clock, running seconds at 9 o'clock, chronograph hours at 12 o'clock. The seconds and minutes of the chronograph are represented by 2 separate center-attached hands - one in light blue, and the other in white with a light blue triangle tip.

The beautiful and thick Alligator strap is in black with contrast stitching, done (I believe) by Camille Fournet.

The watch in all of its glory, powered by the (hidden) cal. GP033C0:

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post #2867 of 5213
Thread Starter 

Congrats; looks like a lot of fun.  I didn't realise they were so big.  I have a soft spot for GP for some reason.  Enjoy!

post #2868 of 5213
Thanks mimo! Some are bigger than others for sure, but GP does a nice job with their case lines and lug-design to keep things manageable.
post #2869 of 5213
@Mr. Moo - I also have a soft spot for GP. I've heard nothing but great things from owners and although we don't see much of them here, every time one shows up I find myself really really liking them. I think Belli has a very cool one too.

Congrats on something we don't often get the pleasure of seeing round here!
post #2870 of 5213
Did somebody say GP?

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post #2871 of 5213
Yeah--that's a beaut!
post #2872 of 5213
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

A new one for me.

A Girard-Perregaux R&D 01 Chronograph Monte Carlo 1983. Limited Edition of 250, released originally in 2009.

43mm (excluding crowns), and 14mm thick, it wears extremely comfortably on my 7.75" wrist. The case is designed by Luigi Macaluso, and features a reverse chronograph layout, with the chrono pushers and main crown on the left of the case, and the crown for rotating the internal bezel on the 4 o'clock point.

The watch features normal time functions, as well as a Day/Night indication at 3 o'clock, date at 6 o'clock, running seconds at 9 o'clock, chronograph hours at 12 o'clock. The seconds and minutes of the chronograph are represented by 2 separate center-attached hands - one in light blue, and the other in white with a light blue triangle tip.

The beautiful and thick Alligator strap is in black with contrast stitching, done (I believe) by Camille Fournet.
 

 

Very nice - congratulations! 

 

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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post

Did somebody say GP?

 

Great images for this one!

 

GP brings frilly out of semi-retirement and lurker status...

post #2873 of 5213
It's great to see you around again; what's new and exciting!? biggrin.gif
post #2874 of 5213



New watch alert! VC Overseas with 3 straps!
post #2875 of 5213
From a compulsive and unrepentant strap-changer: congrats!
post #2876 of 5213
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Originally Posted by OmarDubaibanker View Post




New watch alert! VC Overseas with 3 straps!

 

Congrats Omar! The new VCO is one of the watches on my 'shortlist'. Initial impressions? Would also love to see more close-up pics!

post #2877 of 5213
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

Not quite my thing - may look nicer in the flesh. I think the small seconds dial is too bulky for the rest of the face, and the blue strap doesn't quite match the blue dial. If it was time only and the dial was silver or black it would be quite nice.



 



I love blue straps though - I've retro-fitted one to an old Rolex.


 

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I've seen their site before, but never done any business with them.  Prices it's hard to say, last time I looked I didn't think anything was a bargain.  

 

Overall, I like it but I do wish it did not have a date.  I have tried on the silver and the black dial version, but I haven't had an opportunity to see the blue in person.  A friend of mine in Europe has tried it on and posted photos on another site.  I think it looks nicer in real photos or in person, than the image you posted suggests.  Square and rectangular watches wear larger than round ones of similar diameter to I highly recommend trying it on before making a decision.  Here is a link to my friend's post http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=7247783&rid=2032#msg_7247783

 

Good luck with whatever you decide. " src="http://files.styleforum.net/images/smilies/cheers.gif"> 

 



Thanks guys
post #2878 of 5213
@IGotIdpretty amazing in real life and uninspiring in pictures!
post #2879 of 5213

Sounds like my Tinder profile ... 

 

Congrats on the Overseas! Really like the new line.

post #2880 of 5213
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Originally Posted by OmarDubaibanker View Post



New watch alert! VC Overseas with 3 straps!

Congrats and enjoy!  :cheers:

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