Oh My GP HF Gyro. Oh, Oh!

Girard Perregaux Chronometer HF Gyromatic

Look what I found in a box full of old Timexes yesterday — A 1970s-era Girard-Perregaux Chronometer HF Gyromatic.

For you non-watchy folks, this a big find. It’s what some would call a “grail watch.” Not because GPs are super luxury watches or because its even particularly rare. It horological interest lays in its 39 jewel, high-frequency movement (36,000 vibrations/hour), automatic movement. I love mechanical watches simply because they are little machines.