Shot of the day: Girard-Perregaux 7050 Gyromatic

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Today I like to share one of the Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic watches with you.

The Girard-Perregaux reference 7050 Gyromatic is one of the many references Girard-Perregaux produced in big numbers over several years…

Between 1955 and 1963 a total of 19200(!) reference 7050 were made. A very successful model! Problem is to find one in good condition as many have been victimised by time…

This piece came very unexpected to me as a gift from a dear friend. It’s a true time-capsule, over sixty years old and still looks like new.

Girard-Perregaux 7050 Gyromatic – autumn is here

One of the 500 solid yellow gold 7050 that was made. Here featured in the 1955 Girard-Perregaux catalogue.

Girard-Perregaux 1955 catalogue – 7050 Gyromatic

What is a bit special with the 7050 is that it is a Gyromatic without the date. Most Gyromatics came with the date feature.

Girard-Perregaux 7050 Gyromatic – Canada has always been a strong hold for the brand

Several different dial versions existed and also different movements were used over the model’s lifespan.

My watch have the GP Calibre 21.19 inside which is based on the Peseux 310A.

Based on the Calibre and that the dial style is similar to this reference 7317, the date version of the 7050, I estimate that my 7050 is from 1957 as both the movement and the catalogue align with that year.

Girard-Perregaux 1957 catalogue – 7317 Gyromatic with date

The case of the 7050 have some very interesting details which can still be seen on cases in the current Girard-Perregaux collection…

Girard-Perregaux 7050 Gyromatic – interesting case

I will return to this watch with a deeper analysis of the case, stay tuned.

A huge thank you to my friend for this stunning piece, its a absolute marvel!

If you like to learn more about Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic, make sure to visit GP Chronicles/Gyromatic.

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