Hello friends ☀️
Today we continue talking about NEO-vintage Cushion case designs from GP from 1999-2005
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. Do a search on my other posts to see them if you like.
Here we see the reference 2598 Ivory dial.
About 850 pieces made from circa 1999 to 2001 in a limited production. 38 mm case diameter.
Notice that the bi-compax sub-registers do not partially eat into any numbers. They have completely replaced the 3 and 9. A detail that I like.
These numbers are applied and there is no lume. A more classic vintage look compared to the black dial.
There are two variants of the polished vs the brushed satin finish on the lugs. The one I have is the polished lug variant.
My brother has the satin brushed finished variant and I have included some pics of it here with a black box around it.
Another interesting note is that the case back is engraved with 1970 in mine. It was first named the Vintage 1960 and the initial casebacks have Vintage 1960 on the caseback. The heritage Dept at GP then decided that this was more of an homage to watches from the 1970s and changed it to say Vintage 1970. Both are cool to have. I was born in 1970 so this one is an extra bonus for me. 😊
My brother’s has the 1960 engraved on the caseback. He was born in 1966 but close enough 😊
For those of you considering a lovely and collectable piece from GP that is neo-vintage, this is a good one to look for.
They are not as expensive as some of the others as they are yet to be discovered. They were only in the GP catalogs from 1999 to 2001 so I suspect that many today do not know about them to search on chrono24 and such.
They are lovely little gems to have. 38 mm case diameter and they can look good on a variety of wrists sizes.
I do hope that these posts serve to highlight the TREMENDOUS value in these neo vintage pieces bring to the table … and to own a GP which is quite rare on top of it.
Condition is everything and I would like to point out to those that are worried about getting a neo vintage watch. These are not vintage, they are neo vintage and they are about 20 years old. But look at the condition of these and you will see that you fears may not be well founded.
As always, do comment and also ask questions. I’m happy to help where I can.
Do you have a preference … polished vs satin?
What about 1970 vs 1960 on the caseback?