On the wooden beam: Girard-Perregaux 9227 Olimpico Chronograph

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The last post in my Olimpico series will be of the Girard-Perregaux reference 9227 Olimpico Chronograph.

There are T.W.O more Olimpico reference I know of, reference 1030 and 4910, but so far I have not found one for me…

The Girard-Perregaux reference 9227 Olimpico Chronograph is one of the lesser known Olimpico references. One reason for that is the low production number. According to the manufacture records, 300 pieces of the 9227 were produced in 1976.

All in stainless steel and so far I have only observed a black dial version but it is possible that other dial colours existed…

Girard-Perregaux reference 9227 Olimpico Chronograph: on the wooden beam.

Girard-Perregaux 9227 Olimpico Chronograph – on the wooden beam.

The base for this watch is the same as for the more well-known reference 9075, only difference are the colour scheme and the case shape.

The tonneau shaped case of the 9227 have the same width, 39 mm, but due to the hidden lugs, 4 mm less than the 9075, 43 mm from lug tip to lug tip.

Girard-Perregaux 9227 Olimpico Chronograph –

The tonneau shaped case gives the pushers more protection than on the 9075.

Price back in 1976: CHF 450 on leather strap and CHF 475 on steel bracelet – another wish for a time-machine moment…

Girard-Perregaux 9227 Olimpico Chronograph –

Inside is the same Calibre GP 07, 14 lines, based on the Excelsior Park P 40 as in the 9075.

Protected by a screw-down case back.

Girard-Perregaux 9227 Olimpico Chronograph –

On the writs the 9227 fits perfectly. Black and white – great contrast – easy to read, kind of look. Solid feel, great watch!

Girard-Perregaux 9227 Olimpico Chronograph – on the wrist

If you like a closer look on the Olimpico reference 4910, please visit GP Chronicles.

This is the end for my Olimpico series, but stay tuned, next I will continue with a series of Girard-Perregaux Deep Diver!