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    Girard Perregaux F2000

    So... yesterday I was at the office having a normal day and I get a call from a friend's friend. He was told I am into watches... He said he had a GP limited edition and he is in a hurry to sell. We agreed to meet later in the afternoon. He arrives with the watch wrapped in a paper towel. I see it and there it was: An as new GP Ferrari limited edition 2002 world championship. Obviously I put my poker face trying not to drool all over the watch. Ask him how much he wants and how did he get it. The guy owns a car repair shop, he is into cars but not watches. The watch was gifted to him by an associate he used to have and ever since has been sitting in a drawer. He has to urgently make a payment for God knows what tool he needs at the shop.

    I hold the watch and asked him if I could retain it for a day to have it checked, authenticated and verify that it was not reported stolen. He agrees. So today I send the watch to the official GP service center in Mexico city and the watch returns authentic and mechanically perfect. I check the original retail price of the watch and offer 40% to this fellow... He agrees and the transaction is made.

    I have a very small collection of 2 semi dress watches in leather strap (Cartier Tank MC, Ball Trainmaster 120th), 1 daily user I can dress up or down and for travel (UN Dual Time) and a beater (Tissot). I kind of was missing a good looking chrono on the rotation and was thinking on a Speedy Pro.

    This GP might no have the history of the Speedy but certainly has the DNA of a great watch maker. I fell in love as soon as I strapped it to my wrist, it is exactly what I was looking for. Also, I recently bought a Baume & Mercier that looks very similar for my girlfrind. So too much words... here it is
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    Re: Girard Perregaux F2000

    Beautiful Piece and Great story!

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    Thanks! The best part of this deal is that the watch doesn't have a Ferrari logo on the dial! It would have been a deal breaker for me. The story, logo, and number is beautifully concealed in the caseback. I miss not having an exhibition caseback but it's something I can live with.

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    Re: Girard Perregaux F2000

    Wow super story and an amazing piece. Congrats on the find.


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    Re: Girard Perregaux F2000

    Very nice, congrats! I know what you mean about the logo. I had a Tag Heuer SLR limited edition. Liked the watch but never could get over the fact that it had Mercedes SLR on the dial, off it went...

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    Re: Girard Perregaux F2000

    That's a beauty. Congrats!

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    Re: Girard Perregaux F2000

    Very nice pickup! congratulations.

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    Re: Girard Perregaux F2000

    Awesome looking chrono. Enjoy

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    Re: Girard Perregaux F2000

    Great looking chronograph and not one you will see many own, even on the forums. Congrats on your GP!
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    Re: Girard Perregaux F2000

    Quote Originally Posted by mpalmer View Post
    Great looking chronograph and not one you will see many own, even on the forums. Congrats on your GP!
    Indeed! It seems that this version of the black dial celebrating the 2002 championship is extremely rare. This one is definitively a keeper.

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