Today on my blog, another vintage Girard-Perregaux reference 9091 Alarm.
During the 1960’s and 1970’s Girard-Perregaux made a lot of C-shaped watches, the most famous I would say is the Gryomatic Chronometer HF, you can read about it here: Girard-Perregaux 8795 Gyromatic Chronometer HF.
The C-shaped case were very popular during the 1960’s and 1970’s, a lot of brands made watches with this kind of cases.
But Girard-Perregaux didn’t only make C-shaped Gyromatics, they also had an alarm watch with C-shaped case, the 9091:
The 9091 was in production between 1969 and 1976, either in stainless steel or yellow gold plated. Unfortunately I do not have the production number for the stainless steel version, the yellow gold plated version was made in three batches, 1500 pieces in total.
The 9091 is a monochrome watch, steel/silver dial and gold plated/gold plated dial.
Several different dial versions existed, but all in colour matching the case.
The case is 35 mm across and 40 mm lug to lug. Due to the manual movement, the 9091 is rather flat, 10.5 mm thick including the domed plexi.
The alarm indicator is a window instead of pointer hand like on the 9490, or a disk like most Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox.
Same as the 9490 is that the crown at T.W.O operates the alarm, while the crown at four operates the time.
Inside is the GP Calibre 11 based on AS 1930. Manual wind movement beating at 21600 vph / 3 Hz.
Different from the Girard-Perregaux reference 9490 Alarm is that the way of locking the case back is similar to many Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox – an outer screw-down locking ring.
In the 1969-1970 Girard-Perregaux catalogue the 9091 is presented together with the 9075 Olimpico Chronograph.
Yes, the Girard-Perregaux 9091 is a great alarm watch with a strong and quite sharp cricket sound which will surely wake you up! Or remind you of your next meeting…
We will look on more Girard-Perregaux Alarm watches, so stay tuned!
While you wait, have a look at this great GP Alarm overview CrownComfort made on his blog: GP Chronicles.