Girard-Perregaux is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in existence, with its roots extending all the way back to the 18th century. In its current form, however, it’s the result of a marriage between Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux in 1854. The succeeding century saw Girard-Perregaux take its place as one of the leading watch manufacturers, earned by movements such as the Three Bridges tourbillon, which won a gold medal at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1881.
Its most noteworthy contribution to horological history is perhaps the Gyromatic, an example of which we offer here. The Gyromatic, first produced in 1956, revolutionized the way self-winding watch movements were produced. Prior to its production, self-winding movements utilized a clunky component called a reverser, which required an even chunkier case to accommodate it. But the Gyromatic eliminated the reverser and instead employed clutches that allowed for a much slimmer case profile.
The watch that we offer here is a Reference 6211 from the early 1960s, making it an early example of this revolutionary technology. While measuring 32.5mm, the steel case is nevertheless a potent presence on the wrist. The white dial has taken on a creamy patina with age, and the vintage steel bracelet gives it a sporty feel.
- Case: Steel
- Dial: White dial with creamy patina and applied hour markers
- Movement: Calibre 47E
- Winding: Automatic
- Crystal: Acrylic
- Strap: Vintage Steel Bracelet
- Diameter: 32.5mm
- Length: 39.5mm
- Thickness: 10mm
- Lug Width: 17mm
- Ref Number: 6211
- Year: 1960’s
- Box: No
- Papers: No
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Wind Vintage, founded in 2017 by Eric Wind–former Vice President, Senior Specialist for Christie’s Watches–is dedicated to offering exceptional watches for sale at all price points and providing advisory services to top vintage watch collectors around the world.