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WOTY 2012: Luxury Watches – Girard-Perregaux


WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Now we will showcase a watch a day that has made the cut in 2012. We began last week with the Luxury Watch of the Year – the Bremont Victory – and continue today with the first of our Highly Commended timepieces in the Luxury category, by Girard-Perregaux.

Highly Commended Luxury Watch of the Year – Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with Gold Bridges


As its name suggests, the Vintage 1945 Tourbillon pays homage to timepieces of the past and is a watch made with the utmost love and attention.

For example, seven days is spent polishing its skeletonised bridges, while the design features guilloche and pearling and the tourbillion itself fits into a diameter of just 12mm, finished with a smart matte anthracite coating.

This luxe self-winding 36.1mm timepiece certainly has the wow factor and Girard-Perregaux — a brand set to make a push in the UK in the coming year — dubs it watchmaking art for the wrist.


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