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186: Gents Girard-Perregaux, FIRST QUARTZ wrist watch, 1972 n.o.s

Case: 9590KF, Girard-Perregaux 1791, Swiss, 20µm gold plated, hidden lugs, sign. crown, steel screw back, 38.5x42.5mm
Band: leather
Dial: gold plated, applied logo and markers
Movement: 110981, Girard-Perregaux, Swiss, calibre Girard-Perregaux 354-012, no jewels, 32kHz quartz. Motorola IC still with hermetically sealed ceramic case (not yet plastic)
Date: quickset
Condition: 0, never worn, minor signs of storage

Low Budget History
Girard-Perregaux won the competition for the first quartz wrist watch in 1970, against mighty Japanese and European competitors. This watch still demonstrates the cooperation of mechanics and electronics. An early sample like this is not even shown in a jubilee publication issued by GP. The sample shown there has already a plastic IC for volume production.

Sold in Auction

Date 2-19-03

High bid EUR 157.00 (~CHF 175.67)

Reserve EUR 145.00 (~CHF 162.24)

Not for Sale!
The watch presented here is not for sale. It was offered or sold as mentioned above a longer time ago. This archive is just a market overview and price guide, e.g. for evaluation of comparable watches. Moreover, images and descriptions can help for dating and checking the authenticity of watches.

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