|Model:||Super Compressor Diver Gyromatic|
|Dial Color:||silver and black|
|Dimensions:||44 mm w/out crown, 46 mm w/crown, 44 mm lug to lug|
|Bracelet/Strap:||tropic rubber strap|
|Box/Paper:||Handmade Leather Travel Pouch IF ordered at WRIST ICONS|
Girard-Perregaux Super Compressor Diver Gyromatic
WRIST ICONS presents the Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic - vintage super compressor diver. This is rather extravagant 70s diver with an oversized 44mm case with a rotating bezel and beautiful partly mirror sector dial.
What is a super compressor case?
This watch is an is an EPSA product. Don't know what EPSA is? Well if you like vintage you should; they are responsible for all Super-Compressor cases and made some of the most famous vintage sports watches of all time The term “Super Compressor” is one that is quite often misused these days. Most people associate Super Compressor (SC) with any watch that has dual crowns and an internal rotating bezel, but it’s not that simple. Super Compressor is a trademarked name for specific case designs made by the case manufacturer Ervin Piquerez S.A. (EPSA). They designed a patented case sealing method that actually became more water tight the deeper the watch went. The deeper you went, the more pressure was applied to the case-back, pressing it against the O-ring gasket. Source wornandwound
This GP has a higher grade movement than went into most EPSA pieces and is just generally a rare watch and rare to find. In this watch houses caliber 441.296 which is a high frequency movement ticking at 36.000 beats per hour. It has a calendar function and a very interesting hacking function, meaning that if you want to set the time, when you pull out the crown at 4 o’clock the second hand will stop moving. This will make you able to set the time on the second..
“In 1957, the watchmakers of the Manufacture introduced the Gyromatic, an ultra-thin high-performance automatic winding system enabling the production of remarkably thin watches.
This principle reached its peak in 1965 in equipping the world’s first ever high-frequency mechanical self-winding movement, the Gyromatic HF, beating at a rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour. “
(source: girard-perregaux com/en/heritage-duty )
This stunning example of this Girard-Perregaux Super Compressor Diver Gyromatic is in excellent condition. It has hanrdly been worn.
Dial: This GP Gyromatic Diver has a beautiful silber mirror sector dial. The dial has black, silver and orange accents. The original lume material is tritium is fully intact and has a nice creamy color.
Hands: Although the hands differ form the only comparable sample we could be able to find on the internmet, we do belief these hands are original to the watch due to complete match under the UV torch. The hands show a perfect match with the lume plots of the dial.
Crystal: mineral crystal.
Case: Case shows almost no wear. There are only small scratches on the front size. The back size has a mirror kind of polish which differs from the PVD example we have came across.
Crown: Original GP crowns.
Bracelet: Original Tropic rubber strap such as mentioned on the catalogue. The watch was available with a stainless steel bracelet or a tropic rubber strap
Movement: Just serviced by our watchmaker. Running perfectly with a one year service warranty.
Notes: Absolutely stunning example of a super rare 1970s Girard ~perregaux Diver watch with an attractive mirror dial and original hands. Very hard to find these in this condition.
Overall, the Girard-Perregaux Super Compressor Diver Gyromatic is noteworthy, both for its design and execution. This Girard-Perregaux Super Compressor Diver Gyromaticis remarkably well preserved.
As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month warranty with ourselves that will be invoked from the day of purchase.
Viewings can be arranged at our office by appointment.