GP Ref 2598 Ivory Dial

Nov 04, 2023,09:13 AM

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?


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 By: MCG (Markus) : November 4th, 2023-10:39


 By: amanico : November 4th, 2023-16:38

Yes they did. Ref 9012

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 4th, 2023-13:33
About 1,000 made of the 9012 according to an old post by Peter CDE. In steel, yellow, pink, white gold with a few dial colors. I haven’t found the variant I’m looking for yet. Also a bit cautious about servicing costs for the retrrapante should then need ...  

Thanks and most welcome 🤗

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 6th, 2023-10:47
There is a 9012 on c24. Steel version with cream dial. NOS Lovely 🥰

Here is the pic of the 9012 from c24

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 6th, 2023-10:50

Yes agree. These were priced

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 6th, 2023-14:19
Very very high when GP first launched them in 2002 or so. That’s the lucky thing for us that know … the GP neo vintage pieces are waaaaay cheaper than what they originally sold at back then.

That is a really nice one.

 By: jlux : November 4th, 2023-10:13
I like these cushion case watches. And of course I would go with the 1960 engraving as this is my birth year!

Oh wow. 1960. I’m surprised you haven’t adding it to

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 4th, 2023-13:34
Your collection yet. There is one on c24 at a very good price. Just saw it today from japan.

I had a look at the one on C24.

 By: jlux : November 4th, 2023-17:28
Strongly beaten up case,no box and papers : nothing that I would want. But,who knows, maybe one day I will discover a piece with full set , in good condition and at a fair price. Until then I will save up money for my dream GP : a three bridges tourbillon... 

Hmm, not sure if you are referring to the same one

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 4th, 2023-17:41
as there are three different listings from Japan. The one I saw had a nice case. Lack of Box and papers has never bothered me much. A nice to have only. But that’s me. Anyway, different strokes for different folks. 😊👍🏻 A 3 bridges would be an awesome add ... 

Thanks JK🙌👍🏻

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 4th, 2023-17:42
Taken with my humble iphone.

Beautiful hands and cream dial.

 By: hora12reborn : November 4th, 2023-20:36

So much charm!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 4th, 2023-21:26

Love all of the GP excitement out of you!

 By: TonyR : November 5th, 2023-16:13
This one's a beauty, the cream dials from this time period were my favorites. I'd like to think that one day we'll see some of these models reintroduced.

Thanks Tony ☀️ my pleasure

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 6th, 2023-06:57
I found that GP collectors tend to be a quiet lot. Hardly post compared to some other brand collectors. (Changing now). There was also a lot of online bullying in some mainstream generic watch groups by others. This has stopped know due to more education ... 

Exactly the kind of response I’ve heard dished out by other brands

 By: cazalea : November 7th, 2023-20:33
Sold & Out of Sight=Out of Mind We collectors can be a pain to many brands … Cheers, Cazalea

True dat. Some brands like VC

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 8th, 2023-07:27
tend to be very good about heritage and sharing of archives. AP has massive resources both internationally and 3rd parties that have a lot of knowledge about previous models. Almost like a wiki where collective engagement and sharing is info. Alas, GP has...