Girard-Perregaux’s Latest Release Sports a Transparent Dial

A first for the company’s art deco–inspired Vintage 1945 collection, the new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases watch is equipped with a transparent sapphire dial that permits full observation of its automatic movement. Visible through the dial are the two disks, one black and one transparent, that form the timepiece’s instantaneous-jump date display. The numerals on the transparent disk are actually printed on the back side of the disk to mitigate any sort of depth discrepancy between the tens and ones digits in the date. The watch’s moon-phase indicator is on the same axis as the seconds hand and gives the dial a splash of color. Because this mechanism is also visible through the transparent portion of the dial, both symbols representing the moon can be seen as they make their two-month-long journey. The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases is available with either a stainless-steel ($16,000) or rose-gold ($33,800) case. (girard-perregaux.com)

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