Self winding movement
Steel case with screwed-down case back
New leather strap – grey
Year of production
Girard Perregaux Gyromatic Vintage Watch
This vintage watch is in very good working condition. Our vintage watches have been serviced by a professional watch expert. Due to the age of this watch, Watch Again Watches does not guarantee that this watch is waterproof or water resistant. We recommend that you do not place any vintage watch in water as it may damage the mechanism and/or bring condensation inside the watch.
Vintage watches also have to be well taken care of and serviced to maintain its proper functioning. We have done our best to offer you a Vintage watch in excellent condition that will be enjoyed by you for years to come. You are welcome to contact us for more information on any watch we sell.
- Extremely rare and original grey dial watch in excellent vintage condition
- Day date display at 3 o’clock
- Central second hand
- Calibre 480-458
- GP branded Movement
- Keeps time accurately
Girard-Perregaux first applied the name “Gyromatic” to self-winding movements in 1957. These movements beat at the standard 18,000 bph (beats per hour). So they developed a winding module, called the Gyromatic, which was then added to a blank manually-wound movement.
What is Gyromatic watch?
For centuries, watchmakers have been fascinated by the concept of winding a watch's mainspring automatically. ... A strong roster of which has included the top-of-the-line Gyromatic HF (high frequency), which has been called the self-winding watch equivalent of a Formula 1 race car.
How does a Gyromatic watch work?
The Gyromatic is a roller-bearing and rotation inverse mechanism built into automatic watches. This makes the watch bi-directional winding and was supposed to improve winding the watch automatically. The jeweled roller-bearings are between the rotor and the mainspring and reduce friction.