Girard-Perregaux Casquette is finally back 44 years later after the watch was discontinued. The watch now goes by Casquette 2.0 because it has been tailored for 2022, although Quartz still powers it. The original Casquette was produced from 1976-to 1978, and it was an original design for Girard-Perregaux. During the three years, 8200 watches were produced, which has become a collector's item indicating the period it was developed and built. The new Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 combines the original idea with new materials, featuring more complex features with more functionality.
History of Girard-Perregaux Casquette
According to Watch Collecting Lifestyle, the 1970s was a decade of rapid revolutions for the watch industry. During this period, the famous quartz watches were making headlines in the watch market. Its popularity increased tremendously, throwing the Swiss watch out of the market. The quartz watches took over the market because they were accurate and cheaper, which had not been experienced before. It came in new designs and had different functionalities. Among the watches produced by Quartz, it's the 1976 Girard-Perregaux Casquette which had an LED and driver type display. The Girard-Perregaux Casquette embodied a yellow gold platter presented in stainless steel.
Features of Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0
The recreation of the original design is exemplified in a futuristic design. It has been renamed Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 to signify that it's a watch from the 21st century. The new watch is a loyal reproduction of the original design. It is sleek with a tapered case that measures 42.40 mm in length with a width of 33.60mm and a thickness of 14.64mm. The new case has been developed from scratch. It is made from a black ceramic-resistant matte. The back case is made from grade 5 titanium. The case has a pusher and a GP badge made from titanium. There is also a ceramic bracelet that has a rubber interior. The folding buckle is made from titanium. All the materials used are lightweight, which brings the total weight to 107 grams. The watch is very comfortable, and it's an excellent conversation starter because of its sleek design.
- Display: LED tubular display with red-colored indicators
- Case: 42.40 mm* 33.60mm* 14.64mm thickness. It is water-resistant made from black ceramic, sapphire crystal, and grade 5 titanium.
- Movement: quartz movement caliber GP0ww, month, year, chronograph, second time zone, and date
- Bracelet: made from rubber, black ceramic, and titanium on the buckle
- Reference number: 39800-32-001-32A
- Availability: pre-orders can be made from 22/02/2022. It has a limited edition of 820 pieces which are not pre-numbered.
- Price: USD 4700, CHF 4500, and EUR 4700
The timepiece displays the count of minutes and seconds. The watch counts up to 59 seconds and 59 minutes. After 59 minutes, the watch restarts from 0. To set the chronograph, follow the following steps; Long press the right button to display 00, Press the short push on the left side to start and stop the chronograph, Long press the left button to reset the clock. After 10 seconds, without any interruption, the watch will be on standby mode. The clock will be counting in the background, Display the chronograph count by pressing the right button, Switch from chronograph time to time display by long-pressing the right button. The time display stops the chronograph functions, which means you cannot start, reset or stop the chronograph. To return to the chronograph functions, where you can start, reset and stop, long-press the right-hand button.
Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 has different functions. To display the available functions one after the other, press the left button while looking at the dial. After 2 seconds without interruption, the watch will be on unlit standby mode. The available functions will be displayed in this order; hours and minutes, seconds (displayed for 60 seconds), Great Meridian Time(GMT) if you activate the second time zone, the time of the second time zone if it is activated, the day abbreviated in English and the date, and the month and year abbreviated by the last two digits.
A unique function of Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 is available, which reminds the user of special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. When activated, it displays the secret occasion for 20 seconds at a time of your choice. To activate this function, follow the same process as when you set the time and date. It is found in memo settings.
Time and Date Setting
Set the time and date by long-pressing the left button to display settings and the right button to display time. When you press the right button again, it will enable the setting function with a flash. Press the right button again and scroll through the available digits. Once you select a digit, press the left button and set the date or wait for the screen to go off. To set the other functions like hours, minutes, year, month and date, repeat the process, and after 10 seconds with any interference, the watch will be on standby mode.
2nd Time Zone
The second time zone is set by long-pressing the left button to reveal the set and the right button to display time. Press the left button again to get GMT. When you press the right button, you will be able to access settings. Scroll through the hours' digits and press the left button. Repeat the process to set the minutes. Then press the right button to activate the 2nd time zone. After 10 seconds with any interference, the watch will be on standby mode.
Generally the Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 is an amazing watch. Its sleek design and outstanding features are excellent conversation starters. Everything about the watch is precise, from the shape to the case plus the comfort of wearing it. It has a limited 820 pieces, which are not numbered, retailing at $ 4700. You can purchase the watch from the brand's website. Hurry up while stocks last.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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