Vintage Watches: the Girard Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moonphase, and GMT Watch

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Girard Perregaux WatchesVintage watches are among the more difficult, but satisfying types of watches to add to your collection. Once a watch goes out of production, it can be a challenge to find. There are many fine timepieces that are no longer made but can still make a great addition to your collection. 

The Girard Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moonphase, and GMT Watch is one example of a new vintage watch that recently left production and is a great addition to your collection. Its modern design gives it distinctive features, and it is made with superior craftsmanship. Here is what you need to know about the Girard Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moonphase, and GMT Watch.

The Large Date is a Distinctive Complication

Having the date on a timepiece has its practical uses, but it is usually an addition of functionality rather than style. Rather than have the date complication be a functional choice, the Girard Perregaux Traveller makes it a style choice. It is boldly featured at 12‘o’clock and is large enough to compete with the company’s logo for attention. This gives the timepiece a distinctive look that is both functional and attractive. There are few timepieces that take this approach, making the Girard Perregaux Traveller an interesting addition to your collection. 

Effective Use of Transparency for More Detail

Many collectors choose watches, not just for their stylish appearance on the outside, but also for their mechanical details on the inside. It is a special delight to be able to see the inner functions of a timepiece as it runs. To do this, the Girard Perregaux Traveller uses a collection of transparent features to make the inner workings and gears visible. The dial is made using a transparent film with a smoky finish. This makes it easy to see the elements on the dial, but also the gears beneath. For collectors that like to see both aspects of a timepiece, the effective use of transparency gives you a combination of views that make this watch more interesting. 

An Unusual Movement

An aspect of the Girard Perregaux Traveller’s design that makes it truly unique is its movement functionality. The collection of complications includes a date complication, a 24-hour indicator, and moon phase complication. This is an unusual design given that this watch is designed for traveling. Normally, the 24-hour indicator would be better used as a place-specific time indicator to make it easier to switch between time zones. This quirk in the Girard Perregaux Traveller’s design makes it stand out from other options. With only a few similar designs available, you can have this unique design as a talking point in your collection.  

Finding Your Next Timepiece

There are many timepieces to add to your collection that offers a unique design like the Girard Perregaux Traveller. Even though it was recently discontinued within the last few years, it can still be difficult to find without help. Swiss Finetiming can help you find a Girard Perregaux Traveller and many other options for your collection. We routinely carry several of the Girard Perregaux watch options and can beat the prices of nearly any of the stores from your “watch store near me” search.