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

 By: amanico : September 4th, 2021-07:52
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. 




 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 cost, 2k? 

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!

My pleasure, my friend. It is one of my horological obsessions.

 By: amanico : September 4th, 2021-08:26

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.

What's not to love? Here I prefer the no lumed hands.

 By: amanico : September 4th, 2021-08:50


 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 gold, you mean yellow gold? Yellow gold and black dial seems to come with no lumed hands.

 By: amanico : September 4th, 2021-08:57


 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 lugs from the cheaper one, they aren't as sharp and crisp as the ones in your pictures. And the side of the case doesn't look polished either but more brushed. 

Aaah, I just saw. Both seem correct. But my preference goes for the no lumed hands. I find them much more elegant. And this small amount of lume is not very useful in the dark.

 By: amanico : September 4th, 2021-09:22

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.


Here I hesitate between the platinum and the yellow gold.

 By: amanico : September 4th, 2021-17:26

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, but the bracelet is very well made.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-15:34

The thickness is understandable, considering it is a chrono. The Ferrari version must be limited? Tfs. Mon ami. ๐Ÿ˜Š

 By: geross : September 5th, 2021-01:09

Yes, a LE. Here is a picture:

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

I really love the 9020. I have the titanium one:).

 By: John HS : September 5th, 2021-11:35

Lucky you, it is a great version.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2021-15:33

Thanks M8

 By: John HS : September 6th, 2021-14:06

Pleasure. Feel free to post some pics, from time to time.

 By: amanico : September 6th, 2021-14:07

a lot of going on in one watch with relatively rare eighths of a second and rattrapante.....dauphine hands and no lume

 By: Rock1 : September 20th, 2021-22:28

Lucky you! Enjoy this beauty.

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

After years of watch "playing"....

 By: Sun : September 27th, 2021-00:52
this is the only one that I consider a definite keeper.  The look, the size, the dial, the layout, the proportion, the dome crystal, the complication, the reliability, the markers..... everything is just perfect.

I can only agree. A wonder.

 By: amanico : September 27th, 2021-06:34