One of my favorite details on this piece, which I’d bet you’ve already noticed by now, is the lower-positioned, seconds sub-dial text that reads “100 FATHOMS.” This proudly displayed water resistance is the result of GP’s decision to incorporate a reinforced crystal, along with a gasket-sealed, screw-down caseback, but is likely also the product of some friendly competition. While it can’t be confirmed, many believe this application of text to be indicative of Girard-Perregaux’s intent to take on Blancpain, along with the dive watch market as a whole. Despite the success, or lack thereof, there’s no denying the compelling nature of this reference.
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