Girard Perregaux Split Second ( and Foudroyante ) Ref 9020. A sleeping marvel.

Sep 04, 2021,07:52 AM

One of those Chronographs I would love to add in my collection, for its split ( and foudroyante ) second, for its movement based on a 7750 totally reworked by Jaquet Baume, and for its aesthetics. 

A drawing of the movement: 

Platinum ( our dear Sandgroper's one ) :

Our dear Madruid's one, in yellow gold with a stunning black dial and no lume on the hands: 

The sporty version in titanium ( Credit picture unknown )  :

And in white gold ( Credit: Christies )

A bit thick ( around 15 mm if my memory serves me well ) but not that big ( 40 mm ) , these 9020 were issued in 1999. 

Yes, truly sleeping marvels. 



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 By: PalmSprings : September 4th, 2021-08:20
I love the design of the case. How it starts out 'small'' and goes to the thicker mid case and sides but not too thick. Google says this is a Ferrari LE? The split seconds looks like a bargain at the listed prices. But I do wonder how much a service would... 

As for your " Ferrari question ", here is the answer:

 By: amanico : September 4th, 2021-08:26
Yes, expect to pay quite a sum for the service... ...  


 By: lm6 : September 4th, 2021-08:21
I can't remember ever having seen this model. Thank's for showing!

Nobody does it better

 By: Cookies : September 4th, 2021-08:49
Great article. I like the titanium version a lot. If only they made this again, with a modern touch of silicon for the mainspring.


 By: PalmSprings : September 4th, 2021-08:56
I was looking at the ones listed on Chrono24 and there are 2 gold ones with split seconds. One has lume, the other doesn't. Do you know if this is correct or possible or if there is some reasoning behind this?


 By: PalmSprings : September 4th, 2021-09:12
Both are yellow gold. Can I post the links on here? I added the pictures just in case. The one with the lume is listed by a German dealer for 12.9k (no original box etc.), the other one (second picture) is listed for 17.9k. When I look at the case and lug...  

My choice

 By: MTR : September 4th, 2021-12:15
would be the yellow gold version with the black dial and no lumed hands. I find the whole series very pleasing and absolutely timeless. Best Thomas

This is very much my taste. And itโ€™s a bit of an anomaly

 By: RabidManatee : September 4th, 2021-23:24
for me in that I like it on the bracelet better than on the strap.

Yes, a LE. Here is a picture:

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-09:26

Thanks M8

 By: johnlim_hs : September 6th, 2021-14:06

Lucky you! Enjoy this beauty.

 By: amanico : September 21st, 2021-06:00