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Girard-Perregaux Deep Diver, Ref. 7897

CHF 2,750


A fine and rare vintage all steel 35 mm self-winding Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic “Deep Diver”, Ref. 7897, 200 meters diving wristwatch, made early 1960s. Belonging to the second generation of Deep Divers from GP, this watch was produced in 1961 or 62 to different dial variations black and white with a total production of 1500 units, making coming across one of these even more of a rare occurrence. Moreover the 7897 didn’t only come in two different dial colors, but also with two different sets of hands. Inside is the Cal GP 31-09, based on the AS1649, automatic movement beating at the rate of 21 600 bph. Comes on original GP stainless steel bracelet made by JB Champion (a bit short, so fits up to 17 cm wrist), exactly the same as shown on the vintage advertising. The icing on the cake is original untouched black dial in perfect condition.

C. Three-body, polished, bidirectional metal bezel, snap on case back, plexi crystal. D. Black with hour luminous indexes, outer raised minute track. Luminous steel sword hands..M. Cal. GP 31-09, rhodium-plated, 25 jewels, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. .

Runs great and all functions work as expected. Please take a look at the photos for condition. Bidirectional bezel is rotating smoothly. Watch is in very good condition, running and ready to wear or gift!


Brand Girard Perregaux
Model Deep Diver
Reference Ref. 7897
Year Circa 1961
Movement Automatic
Calibre Cal. GP 31-09
Case material Stainless Steel
Case size Ø 35 mm
Bracelet original stainless steel Girard Perregaux bracelet, made by JB Champion
Features perfect black dial
Box/Papers No box, no papers


In fully working order. Very good condition, minor surface scuffs and scratches through the age. Scratches on the plexi. Minute hand’s luminous material is a bit lighter, so could be re-lumed in the past, however under UV light it looks the same shade of green as the dial and hour hand. Original rare stainless steel Girard Perregaux bracelet, fits up to 17 cm wrist. No box, no papers.


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