Three new Girard Perregaux Cosmos Unique Pieces!

 By: amanico : December 24th, 2022-10:15

Each of these three Cosmos is a piece unique, to be precise and to avoid any confusion, and will be available at The Hour Glass, only. 

We well know the Cosmos, issued for the first time in 2019. A monster of a watch , in terms of dimensions: 48 mm big, 22, 35 mm high, Titanium Grade 5 case, displaying a Tourbillon, a day and night indicator and a Zodiac Constellations indicator. The movement is the Cal GP 9320, and a huge one ( 37, 85 mm big / 13, 10 mm high! ), manual winding, beating at 21, 600 alternances per hour and offering a power reserve of 57 hours. Let's not forget the hyper domed sapphire, which is partially the cause of the important thickness of this watch. Last but not least, the Neo Tourbillon shaped bridge. 

The 2019 Cosmos: 

Here, each of these three pieces receives a special dial and globes. The case is in the same metal as the original one, with a tad smaller and " thinner " proportions, though ( 47 mm / 22, 20 mm ). It is water resistant to 30 meters. The globes are decorated with a golden hand micro painting. ( White Gold hand micro painting for the Spectrolite ).

Let's see each of them, now: 

1/ The Cosmos Black Aventurine Dial / Terrestrial and Celestial Globes.

2/ The Cosmos Obsidian Dial / Onyx Globes. 

3/ The Cosmos Spectrolite Dial / Black Aventurine Globes.

The Spectrolite is considered by some as a shamanic stone, whose major asset is to move the evil eye away. For the Native Americans, it represents the light of the heavens.  It most of all has a fascinating chromatic appeal. 

Which one is your favorite? For me, the first one, I find that the Black Aventurine dial and globes are just sublime. 

Three issues, though: The proportions, which make this watch hard to wear. The fact that each of them is a piece unique. And... The price: 365, 000 Euros... Each / Ouch.

What do you think? 


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I think…

 By: borisundercover : December 24th, 2022-10:30
Wow !! Impressive pieces on many levels : movement / materials / design for instance. For once the price tag isn’t that much of a shock surprisingly, kind of justified imo especially compared to other high end / price watches.
My favorite would be the 2019 Cosmos.
Thank you for sharing, as always !
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You are right about the price, it is highly subjective. Thanks for your comments, mon ami.

 By: amanico : December 24th, 2022-11:01
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Fantastic-a work of art I think. I would love to see one.

 By: nasseriq : December 24th, 2022-10:39
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Me too!

 By: amanico : December 24th, 2022-11:02
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Jawdroppingly beautiful

 By: Cookies : December 24th, 2022-11:49
I would be hesitant to wash my hands if I have this piece. It doesn’t look water resistant.

All else jawdropping. Price is a function of it’s uniqueness. Wow!
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30 meters WR is enough for that.

 By: amanico : December 24th, 2022-13:19
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I think GP in underrated! These 3 are stunning.

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 24th, 2022-12:37
Hoping to add my GP in 2023.  It won’t be one of these 3 of course but I look forward to it!
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Yes, it is such a great brand!

 By: amanico : December 24th, 2022-13:19
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Looking for a Laureato most likely

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 24th, 2022-13:49
38mm copper dial caught my eye!
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Excellent choice. That one is in my mind as well.

 By: amanico : December 24th, 2022-23:47
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If my AD is able to get one I will take it. I am also smitten by the Laureato openwork models

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 25th, 2022-11:58
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That's another uber cool one.

 By: amanico : December 25th, 2022-12:01
What color? 

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Both the steel and the earth edition (ceramic with blue accent) is calling me. The steel is likely easier to get though

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 25th, 2022-12:03
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You can't go wrong with any of them. Go!

 By: amanico : December 25th, 2022-13:12
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I will, as soon as one of my two ADs have one of them in stock

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 25th, 2022-13:17
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Fate can be of some help. ;)

 By: amanico : December 25th, 2022-14:10
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I sure Hope so! I am hopeful for thé copper dial, unless they don’t produce a lot of them, I might be able to get one of the first unit making it to my ADs…but none so far

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 25th, 2022-14:17
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The Laureato copper dial is a good bet. I am sure you will be able to get one.

 By: amanico : December 25th, 2022-16:33
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 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 25th, 2022-20:31
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Thank you so much!!

 By: MTR : December 26th, 2022-00:26
I LOVE these pieces.

It would be a big pleasure to see them in reality an put them on the wrist.

Works of art that make speechless.
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I had the chance to watch one of these

 By: MTR : December 26th, 2022-00:33
artists painting a globe live in La Chaux de Fonds.

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Not the same, but the spirt is here. This one is the Tri Axial Tourbillon.

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2022-07:03
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Yes, another model, I know.

 By: MTR : December 26th, 2022-09:20
But it was so incredible how they worked on this tiny little globes. I have never seen something like that.
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 By: amanico : December 26th, 2022-09:29
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Oh yes, definitely! I had the opportunity to see the first Cosmos in 2019. Really impressive, by all meanings.

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2022-07:04
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That is why I love our „hobby“, no: PASSION!,

 By: MTR : December 26th, 2022-09:18
so much. It’s so full of human nature, culture, history, science, art…

You can deal with watches for a lifetime and never get to the bottom.

I have to write a personal essay about that.
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Oh yes, please do so!

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2022-09:29
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