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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Est. value range
$4,000 – $6,000
Watch is in like new condition, showing little to no signs of wear. Bracelet has been previously sized, but all the links are included.
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.