30 November 2005
GIRARD-PERREGAUX. A LIMITED EDITION STAINLESS STEEL TONNEAU-SHAPED AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
Signed Girard-Perregaux, Model Laureato Olimpico 1996, No. 188/999, 1996
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the blue hobnail patterned dial with luminous accents to dagger numerals and hands, three engine-turned dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, window for date, the tonneau-shaped case with octagonal bezel, two chronograph buttons in the band, back secured by six screws, together with a stainless steel Girard-Perregaux link bracelet and concealed deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
39 mm. wide; overall length approximately 195 mm.
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This watch is accompanied by a Girard-Perregaux presentation box with outer packaging and Certificate of Authenticity.
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