An Introduction About The Replica Girard Perregaux Competizione Chronograph Line

Replica Girard Perregaux was known for their racing chronographs, produced in the 1950s and 1960s, which were loved for the simplified case design and overall balance. With the Competizione Line, you can get that same vintage feel in a 42mm case. The Line has two versions, the Stradale and the Circuito. Both are essentially the same watch (same size case and same automatic movement with 46-hour power reserve) however one is made of steel (the Stradale with silver or black dial) and the other, titanium and carbon composite (the Circuito with honeycomb dial).
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Replica Girard Perregaux had a pretty big year at Baselworld in 2016, releasing watches such as the 1966 Dual-Time and the Esmerelda Tourbillon, but one we haven’t talked about yet is the new Competizione Line of vintage-inspired chronographs. Within this new line, GP released two new watches – the Stradale and the Circuito.
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The watch is powered by the GP03300 reference caliber automatic movement and is available with a black or silver dial (as mentioned earlier) and with a bracelet or alligator strap.The Stradale plays to the classicist collector, with its traditional lines and appearance. It features three-registers for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Furthermore the date window (for all you date lovers out there) is nestled in between the constant seconds and 12-hour register at four o’clock.
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The Circuito is the edgier version in the collection and features the same 42mm case in titanium and carbon composite. It has a black honeycomb dial with red accents and same register-date layout, along with the same automatic movement. This watch retails for $13,400 while the Stradale retails for $9,800 (with strap) and $10,500 (with bracelet) and are availble now.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge For Women

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

In the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon, haute horlogerie meets haute joaillerie. With a feminine oval case, made of white gold and measuring 37.30 x 32.30 mm, the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon is decorated with 308 beautifully set diamonds from the bezel to the lugs and on the crown.

At 6 o’clock, the iconic Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon, an embodiment of the company’s expertise, reigns majestically under a Gold Bridge delicately carved with a floral motif that echoes the dial. It precisely regulates the running of the manually wound calibre GP09700-0012. Containing 174 parts decorated, adjusted and assembled by hand, its perfect finishing is another sign of the exacting standards of Girard-Perregaux, a pioneer in producing beautiful mechanical replica Watches Replica for women.

The dial is decorated with white mother-of-pearl, engraved with a floral motive and completed with the leaf-shaped gold hands.

The Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge is available on a deep black and red alligator with a gold folding buckle set with diamonds.

More about Girard-Perregaux at www.girard-perregaux.com

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

Assembling the mother-of-pearl dial of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

Assembling the mother-of-pearl dial of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

engraving the gold bridge of the tourbillon of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon.

engraving the gold bridge of the tourbillon of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon.

Presenting 2016 Shows New Promise for Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux Collection Competizione - 2016 Trio - Perpetuelle

 Today I will start with with a look at the entirely new “Collection Competizione”, which features two chronograph designs evoking the automotive world, the Stradale and the Circuito.  But first I would like to look back in time and reflect a bit more deeply about what is really behind the 2016 Girard-Perregaux collections!Breitling Replica Watches

The 2016 Girard-Perregaux offerings shows new promise for the brand.  I’ve been looking at Girard-Perreaux’s 2016 Watches Replica Replica and thinking about them for some time now, with full intent to share my thoughts…and finally I have gotten around to it!

 

Girard-Perregaux logo 2016

Antonio Calce

In Girard-Perregaux’s 2016 lineup we are clearly seeing the influence of new CEO Antonio Calce.  There is no doubt in my mind as to this.  Formerly CEO of Corum, Calce’s appointment to the GP leadership position (including oversight of sister brand JeanRichard) was announced in January 2015.  With long planning and development cycles, Calce’s early 2015 appointment obviously provided no opportunity to influence the 2015 Watches Replica Replica.  But this year we clearly see a new direction for GP.

Though some nice Watches Replica Replica were created and the efforts were admirable, it was clear that GP was not defining itself in the modern Watch Replica making era in a compelling manner.  On the plus side, some key collections generally stayed true to their roots (1966, Vintage 1945, Three Golden Bridges), and there was a very exciting innovation breakthrough that manifested itself in the GP Constant Escapement Watch Replica .  But overall a clear focus and direction for the brand seemed lacking.

Most Watch Replica enthusiasts know that Girard-Perregaux has tremendous heritage in the Swiss Watch Replica industry, with iconic creations such as the “Three Golden Bridges” and others.  But reflecting back on the last 5 or so years that I have followed the brand, it somewhere along this timeline seemed to lose its guiding compass and be on a downward trend.   There were peculiar and seemingly frequent changes to some of the brand’s collections (Hawk, Traveller), with a non-cohesive mix of on sport/diving Watches Replica Replica, classic designs, and more.

Though too early to say for sure, this situation looks to have turned a corner in 2016.  And perhaps not surprisingly it is thanks to Calce’s plan to restore a strong connection to the brand’s heritage and its technical Watch Replica making expertise.  As Calce stated in an interview shortly after his hiring:

In order to reaffirm our identity, we need to go back to our history. Girard-Perregaux has a considerable historic heritage, a strong identity and a Watch Replica making tradition of unique richness and depth, and it can also lay claim to one of the first rational manufactures built in Switzerland.

It seems simple, to “go back to one’s roots” to re-establish a brand in the minds of consumers, but one must not forget that in order to return to the roots, return to the heritage, a brand must first have abandoned them or lost its way to some degree!  And this, in sum, is why I think the Girard-Perregaux 2016 collections, which are now grouped as “Bridges” “Heritage” “1966” “Cat’s Eye” and “Competizione”, look the way they do.

As now as promised, I will share here a higher-level look at the new Competizione collection, a new collection of the brand

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Collection

Girard-Perregaux Collection Competizione - 2016 Trio - Perpetuelle

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Stradale

42mm steel case, automatic mechanical GP Cal 03300-031 column-wheel chronograph

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Stradale - black dial - Perpetuelle

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Stradale - silver dial - Perpetuelle

The Chrono Circuito is the sport and innovative model of Girard-Perregaux’s new “Sport Competizione” line.  This Watch Replica has a modern and contemporary case material (8 times lighter than steel and 4 times lighter than titanium) and honeycomb dial design with touches of red.  Looks very stylish and sporty with the red accents and the high-tech case, while still maintaining classic case lines and dial layout.

The Chrono Stradale is the classic and sport design of Girard-Perregaux’s new “Sport Competizione” line.   It has a classic round case with elongated  lugs and pump pushers, and a 3-register + date chronograph layout that is in the spirit of the GP’s historic chronographs.  The movement is visible through sapphire display back.  It is a beautiful, classic, well proportioned design.

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Circuito

42mm carbon/titanium composite, automatic mechanical GP Cal 03300-031 column-wheel chronograph

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Circuito Watch Replica - Perpetuelle

The strap is calfskin with “carbon effect” texturing with a black DLC finished steel buckle

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Circuito - Perpetuelle

I encourage you to hop over (click here) to GP’s website and check out all the 2016 releases for yourself.  See what you think!  And/or please share your thoughts below!

Replica Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

In the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon, haute horlogerie meets haute joaillerie. With a feminine oval case, made of white gold and measuring 37.30 x 32.30 mm, the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon is decorated with 308 beautifully set diamonds from the bezel to the lugs and on the crown.

The dial is decorated with white mother-of-pearl, engraved with a floral motive and completed with the leaf-shaped gold hands.

At 6 o’clock, the iconic Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon, an embodiment of the company’s expertise, reigns majestically under a Gold Bridge delicately carved with a floral motif that echoes the dial. It precisely regulates the running of the manually wound calibre GP09700-0012. Containing 174 parts decorated, adjusted and assembled by hand, its perfect finishing is another sign of the exacting standards of Girard-Perregaux, a pioneer in producing beautiful mechanical replica Watches Replica for women.

The Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge is available on a deep black and red alligator with a gold folding buckle set with diamonds.

More about Girard-Perregaux at www.girard-perregaux.com

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

Assembling the mother-of-pearl dial of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

Assembling the mother-of-pearl dial of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon

engraving the gold bridge of the tourbillon of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon.

engraving the gold bridge of the tourbillon of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon.

2016 New Trend: Look At the “Collection Competizione” Circuito and Stradale Watches Replica

Girard-Perregaux Collection Competizione - 2016 Trio - Perpetuelle

The 2016 Girard-Perregaux offerings shows new promise for the brand.  I’ve been looking at Girard-Perreaux’s 2016 Watches Replica Replica and thinking about them for some time now, with full intent to share my thoughts…and finally I have gotten around to it!  Today I will start with with a look at the entirely new “Collection Competizione”, which features two chronograph designs evoking the automotive world, the Stradale and the Circuito.  But first I would like to look back in time and reflect a bit more deeply about what is really behind the 2016 Girard-Perregaux collections!

 

Girard-Perregaux logo 2016

Antonio Calce

In Girard-Perregaux’s 2016 lineup we are clearly seeing the influence of new CEO Antonio Calce.  There is no doubt in my mind as to this.  Formerly CEO of Corum, Calce’s appointment to the GP leadership position (including oversight of sister brand JeanRichard) was announced in January 2015.  With long planning and development cycles, Calce’s early 2015 appointment obviously provided no opportunity to influence the 2015 Watches Replica Replica.  But this year we clearly see a new direction for GP.

Most Watch Replica enthusiasts know that Girard-Perregaux has tremendous heritage in the Swiss Watch Replica industry, with iconic creations such as the “Three Golden Bridges” and others.  But reflecting back on the last 5 or so years that I have followed the brand, it somewhere along this timeline seemed to lose its guiding compass and be on a downward trend.   There were peculiar and seemingly frequent changes to some of the brand’s collections (Hawk, Traveller), with a non-cohesive mix of on sport/diving Watches Replica Replica, classic designs, and more.  Though some nice Watches Replica were created and the efforts were admirable, it was clear that GP was not defining itself in the modern Watch Replica making era in a compelling manner.  On the plus side, some key collections generally stayed true to their roots (1966, Vintage 1945, Three Golden Bridges), and there was a very exciting innovation breakthrough that manifested itself in the GP Constant Escapement Watch Replica .  But overall a clear focus and direction for the brand seemed lacking.

Though too early to say for sure, this situation looks to have turned a corner in 2016.  And perhaps not surprisingly it is thanks to Calce’s plan to restore a strong connection to the brand’s heritage and its technical Watch Replica making expertise.  As Calce stated in an interview shortly after his hiring:

In order to reaffirm our identity, we need to go back to our history. Girard-Perregaux has a considerable historic heritage, a strong identity and a Watch Replica making tradition of unique richness and depth, and it can also lay claim to one of the first rational manufactures built in Switzerland.

It seems simple, to “go back to one’s roots” to re-establish a brand in the minds of consumers, but one must not forget that in order to return to the roots, return to the heritage, a brand must first have abandoned them or lost its way to some degree!  And this, in sum, is why I think the Girard-Perregaux 2016 collections, which are now grouped as “Bridges” “Heritage” “1966” “Cat’s Eye” and “Competizione”, look the way they do.

As now as promised, I will share here a higher-level look at the new Competizione collection, a new collection of the brand

Cheap Girard-Perregaux Competizione Collection

Girard-Perregaux Collection Competizione - 2016 Trio - Perpetuelle

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Stradale

42mm steel case, automatic mechanical GP Cal 03300-031 column-wheel chronograph

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Stradale - black dial - Perpetuelle

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Stradale - silver dial - Perpetuelle

The Chrono Stradale is the classic and sport design of Girard-Perregaux’s new “Sport Competizione” line.   It has a classic round case with elongated  lugs and pump pushers, and a 3-register + date chronograph layout that is in the spirit of the GP’s historic chronographs.  The movement is visible through sapphire display back.  It is a beautiful, classic, well proportioned design.

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Circuito

42mm carbon/titanium composite, automatic mechanical GP Cal 03300-031 column-wheel chronograph

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Circuito Watch Replica - Perpetuelle

The strap is calfskin with “carbon effect” texturing with a black DLC finished steel buckle

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Circuito - Perpetuelle

The Chrono Circuito is the sport and innovative model of Girard-Perregaux’s new “Sport Competizione” line.  This Watch Replica has a modern and contemporary case material (8 times lighter than steel and 4 times lighter than titanium) and honeycomb dial design with touches of red.  Looks very stylish and sporty with the red accents and the high-tech case, while still maintaining classic case lines and dial layout.

I encourage you to hop over (click here) to GP’s website and check out all the 2016 releases for yourself.  See what you think!  And/or please share your thoughts below!