One of Girard-Perregaux iconic lines, this Olímpico was built to commemorate the Mexico City Olympic games in 1968.
There are some collectors that believe it was produced after 1968 and rather for the 1972 Olympic games. Because of catalogues released around 1969 and 1970 for a price of 425 CHF. It is already confirmed by Girard-Perregaux that references 8846 and 8862 were produced for the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico and throughout the 70’s & 80’s several iterations of the Olímpico were released.
However, this does not have bearing on how good and beautiful a design this Olímpico really is. Produced only around 620 of the 9075AF, makes finding a good one a challenge.
The subtle sunburst prune colour reverse panda dial is something you couldnt imagine working with the constrasting taupe bakelite bezel, but it goes together harmoniously. The watch is amazingly preserved, with a razor sharp case with the facetted lugs case, and baton luminous, black and white hands. And the tiny red speedometer styling of the 30-minute counter adds to its vintage 60s charms.
There are so many layers to the watch, and it appears much more depthy that it is with the various scales and sub register surrounds, which also give a dashboard detail.
Overall a really charming, elusive chronograph that is under the radar and fantastic value proposition considering that other brands produced many more examples.
1970 Girard Perregaux Olímpico 9075 AF
Reference: 9075 AF
Case: Stainless steel, screwback
Dial: Swiss only dial, inverted panda layout
Dimensions: 39 mm excluding crown
Function: Manual winding
Caliber: Excelsior Park 40 Manual Wind
Strap: JPM Leather strap
Accessories: Steel BOR bracelet