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Lot #1648

Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 Limited Edition

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Introduction

Founded in 1791 and best known for their fine watches, Girard Perregaux are one of the oldest watchmakers in the world that are still in operation. However, while their mechanical timepieces are what earns them their plaudits, some of their most interesting timepieces have been quartz, with the Casquette existing as one of those very timepieces. Produced between 1976 and 1978, the Casquette was a result of the Quartz Crisis, with an unusual space-age aesthetic and a LED screen providing a digital display. With just 8200 pieces produced over those two years, the Casquette became quite the classic and so inspired a piece unique from Girard Perregaux in collaboration with George Bamford for the iconic charity auction Only Watch in 2021. With the movement from that timepiece, Girard Perregaux created the Casquette 2.0, the watch we have here. Limited to 820 pieces and produced with a ceramic case with a titanium caseback and a rubber-backed ceramic bracelet, the Casquette 2.0 is a wonderfully unique and beautifully sleek piece of 70s-inspired watchmaking nostalgia. Featuring a wide variety of useful functions such as a chronograph, the day and date, a second timezone, and even the month, the Casquette 2.0 is as functional as it is uniquely stylish.

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Grade

M 9.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$4,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

Girard-Perregaux

Dimensions

42.40mm x 33.60mm x 14.64mm

Model

Casquette 2.0

Movement

Quartz cal. GP3980-1474

Reference

39800-32-001-32A

Bracelet

Ceramic

Year

2022

Condition

Like New

Material

Ceramic and titanium

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Black (Tubular LED display)

THE DIAL

Inspired by the original Casquette with its LED digital display, the Casquette 2.0's digital display is found just above where its bracelet attaches to its uniquely shaped case.

THE CONSTRUCTION

While its construction might seem rather unusual, the Casquette boasts a curved titanium caseback that enables its case to wrap around the wrist and wear rather comfortably.

ON THE WRIST

The Casquette wears like a traditional driving watch, with the time being visible to the wearer at an angle.

Condition

Watch is in like new condition, showing little to no signs of wear. Bracelet has been previously sized, but all the links are included.

Our Perspective

Recapturing the essence of the Quartz Crisis, the Casquette 2.0 is a wonderful reminder of the tumultuous time it was for watchmaking and the lengths that brands had to go to remain relevant and financially viable through creative design and out-of-the-box thinking.

Eric Ku

Co-founder