In the 1970s, the Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 Saint Laurent 01 embraced new technologies, new materials, and a new design. “Disruptive”, “innovative” and “unorthodox” were just some of the words uttered at the time of its launch. In 1976, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Casquette, a cutting-edge timepiece endowed with a tubular LED display. Powered by a quartz movement, tapping into the horological zeitgeist of the 70s, the watch looked very different from the traditional two-handers of the time. The original model displayed the hours, minutes, seconds, day, and date with its quartz movement delivering a high degree of precision.
On February 22, 2022, a re-edition of the original Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 Saint Laurent 01 was presented in a limited edition of 820 pieces as an ode to the total production of 8,200 pieces ever produced of the 1970s Casquette. At that time the watch sold out within two hours of its release at a price of $4,700 USD. The Casquette 2.0 was housed in a scratch-resistant black ceramic case and featured a grade 5 titanium case back. Now, another re-edition in a limited edition of 100 pieces is being presented by Anthony Vaccarello, the Creative Director of Yves Saint Laurent and Girard-Perregaux. This time, the Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 Saint Laurent 01 is also equipped with a chronograph and can also display the time in a different location. Another difference between this model and its predecessor is that the Girard-Perregaux ‘GP’ logo, the case back, the clasp, and the pushers are blacked out in black PVD titanium. The case measures 42.4 mm x 33.6 mm x 14.64 mm. The Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0 Saint Laurent 01 will be available exclusively at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris and Los Angeles, as well as online via the official Saint Laurent Rive Droite store, in selected countries only.