This Richeville model from Girard-Perregaux comes complete with the 18k gold deployant clasp. Model reference 2655.
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While we do not have any papers for this watch, we have compared with others for sale and seen other similar models from circa 2005 in books in our library.
The elongated case on this Richeville watch is the first thing to catch the eye. Machined (not stamped) from 18k gold billet, it is slightly reminiscent of Franck Muller watches except that the crystal and dial are more barrel shaped. You can see a direct comparison between the two models on the video. That crystal is made form sapphire, and the dial is decorated with guilloche type patterning. The lume on the leaf shaped hands is very good, and everything is in good condition. The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred. This watch did arrive on the original Girard-Perregaux strap, but it was at the end of it’s life. We did of course swap the 18k gold deployant clasp to the new strap, with the deployant worth several hundred pounds alone. The movement is the Girard-Perregaux 13100 quartz movement, which is nicely decorated and working well. It is often overlooked that Girard-Perregaux were one of the pioneers of quartz movements, and they were the first to establish the now industry standard of 32,768 Hz. We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.
You can buy a new Girard-Perregaux gold watch, but you will need a minimum of $18,000.
This watch will be supplied with an original Girard-Perregaux service box, and our Certificate of Authenticity.
Please see the HD video for more detail. All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned. We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of birthyearwatches.com and should not be used without permission.
Width with crown 32.1 mm
Width without crown 29.8 mm
Between lugs 16 mm
Lug to lug length 44.1 mm
Case Thickness 8.0 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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