I hope you all have followed the T.W.O Olimpico week on Instagram! If not, make sure to check it out! @___t.w.o___
One of the watches shown was the Girard-Perregaux reference 9238 Olimpico Chronograph – let’s have a closer look at this watch.
According to Girard-Perregaux records, in 1976 this watch was produced in 1000 pieces. All in stainless steel, black or white dial. No records how many of each dial version exists.
Mine is the black dial version with silver grey bezel. The white dial version have a black bezel. Sub-dials are inverted giving the watch the classic “Panda” look.
Girard-Perregaux 9238 Olimpico: on the wooden beam
Typical Funky 70’s big cushion shaped case, 42 mm across and 45.5 mm lug to lug. Bi-directional count-up bezel and screw down case back.
The cushion shaped case servers as “crown guard” for the pushers.
The 12 hours chronograph is powered by manual GP Calibre 27-0 which is based on the Valjoux 726.
The 9238 were available both on leather strap or stainless steel bracelet. See the original bracelet in my previous post: Happy Sweden Day: Girard-Perregaux 9238 Olimpico Chronograph
Here on a red summer leather strap!
Yes, Girard-Perregaux made a whole series of Olimpico chronographs, from 1968 to 1996.
We will have a closer look on all of them, so stay tuned!
If you are into Girard-Perregaux, make sure to visit: https://gpchronicles.com/