Gerard-Perregaux is a classic Swiss brand that’s been making watches since the late 1700s. The brand’s beautiful mechanical watches earned them a legendary reputation among watch lovers, and when the label started releasing quartz movement watches once the tech came around in the 70s, they set the scene with standards that are still used today. The original Gerard-Perregaux Casquette debuted in 1976, an innovative watch with an angular design, making it easier for drivers to read the time without taking their hands off the steering wheel. And now the label has teamed up with Saint Laurent on the Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 x Saint Laurent, a sophisticated and sleek watch.
With a diameter measuring at 26.24mm x 27.60 mm and a case thickness of 6.40mm, the tubular LED display is encased in black ceramic with PVD-treated titanium, featuring GP’s logo embossed on the top. The strap is also ceramic (with a rubber interior), along with a titanium folding buckle featuring micro-adjustment functionality. Additionally, Saint Laurent’s logo adorns the case back, along with another one from Gerard-Perregaux. This Swiss-made watch provides 50m of water resistance along with the standard quartz movement info (hours, minutes, etc.), but it also features a chronograph and can display a second time zone.
It vibrates at 32,768 Hz, a standard GP set in the 70s in its quartz movements (specifically the Caliber GP-350). Although this is quite expensive for a quartz movement watch, especially compared to the equally classic Bulova, they’re limited to a hundred pieces and feature quality ceramic and titanium. It also marks the first collaboration between Girard-Perregaux Casquette and Saint Laurent, two legendary luxury brands.
Limited to 100 pieces, the Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 x Saint Laurent is available now for $6,700 online and at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris and Los Angeles.