Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 New York Limited Edition Watch
New Yorkers who have a desire for a connection to the past will highly appreciate this New-York-only special edition model of Girard-Perregaux's Vintage 1945 watch. Limited to just 10 pieces the watch replaces its Roman numeral at 12 o'clock for a "NY" marker. Only the perceptive will notice that. The case is 36mm wide by 37mm tall and in 18k white gold. A handsome, and almost petite watch by "large watch' standards.
Dial is a gorgeous black enamel, with easy to read hands and indexes along with a splash of red. According to GP, the dial is not only made personally by them, but it uses a closely guarded secret formula for the beautiful black. The in-house made Girard-Perregaux Calibre GP1900 is manually wound, and features the time with subsidiary seconds, power reserve indicator, and a date dial. Will all 10 watches be on the hands of proper New Yorkers? Not likely. More than enough tourists who have a taste for the town will probably find happiness in the watch. You can only get it at Girard-Perregaux's newer Madison Avenue boutique store. Price is likely high enough to make most New Yorkers yell.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.