Hello friends ☀️
Today we continue talking about NEO-vintage Cushion case designs from Girard-Perregaux from 1999-2005. I encourage all to look into NEO-vintage of your favorite brand (very different from vintage). This category of watches sit between vintage and contemporary and hold the best best of both worlds IMHO.
We have seen pics of my other cushion cases Ref 2498 and 2499 with the gullioche dials. We have also looked at the ref 2598 “military” black dial and the 2598 Ivory dial. Do a search on my other posts to see them if you like.
Here we see the reference 2598 again but in a Klein blue dial with a sunburst effect. 💙
This was a special edition where 50 pieces were made. This was off-catalog, so most may not know if it’s existence.
38 mm case diameter with a central chronograph. Rectangular chronograph pushers where with bezel and crown are the only high polished parts of this piece. The case is satin brushed with lateral and vertical orientation to give definition and contrast.
Breguet numbers are applied and there is no lume. Dauphine hands. All in a white metal (I am checking to see if it is white gold). A classic look with some splashes of red which is the signature of GP for this timeframe.
They are lovely little gems to have. 38 mm case diameter and they can look good on a variety of wrists sizes. GP was/is especially famed for well balanced dials with exacting proportionality.
Condition is everything and it is even more of a “treasure discovery” when one knows that this piece is 20 years old.
Some folks don’t care about a unique watch … for me, it is high on my list of criteria. Walk into a room, and the chances of anyone else having this on their wrist is next to zero. 🥰
As always, do comment and also ask questions. I’m happy to help where I can and it encourages me to make more of such posts when I hear back from folks. 😊