Solid as the Rock
Watch & Bullion24 January 2017 | 2 min read
Gibraltar is the last frontier in Europe located between Spain and Morocco, a boiling pot of cultural goodness with a spice added from the 11 million visitors that travel to see the famous Rock every year. A Rock that has survived 17 sieges and has and still is one of the most disputed pieces of land in history due to its strategic position.
Steeped in history and directed by a progressive government it is a place where the new and old world meet creating a contrast that compliments and enriches the DNA of every Gibraltarian.
To mark its tercentenary, Girard Perragaux released an exclusive 10 piece limited edition based on its 1945 vintage collection which pays homage to the Art Deco periods golden era.
The symmetrical dial is beautifully presented in an Ivory finish with Raised Gold Arabic Numerals, Subsidiary Second Hand, Chronograph Function, Sapphire Crystal and a subtly placed rock of Gibraltar above number six. The square case is dramatically curved to fit nicely on your wrist. Caseback is engraved with the Rocks silhouette and 300 emblazoned across followed by an inscription detailing the anniversary and marking this model as number 5 of 10 of this collection.
In addition to a curved case, the dial and hands are also curved. It makes for a very interesting look when viewing the dial at angles. It also makes side legibility very good. The brushed face is very pretty, and the blued chronograph hands and little touch of red on the dial make the overall design appear very polished and refined.
Highest Quality Brown Girard Perregaux Crocodile Strap attached to 18ct Rose Gold Girard Perregaux fold Buckle adds to the extra comfort of this piece.
It does look good on the wrist and not too small given the square dimensions of the case, very balanced and elegant dial, worthy of a watch as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.