Girard-Perregaux 1966 Automatic 41mm Watch Auction For Kidney Research Charity

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Automatic 41mm Watch Auction For Kidney Research Charity

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It is indeed a small world. I'd like to share with you a charity auction featuring a Girard-Perregaux timepiece which is connected to my family (the charity not the watch). Girard-Perregaux has donated a new 1966 Automatic 41mm watch (new for 2012) that is currently being auctioned-off in support of the University Kidney Research Organization (UKRO).

The UKRO was started by a close relative of mine to research diseases of the kidneys. He started the foundation while he was undergoing dialysis treatments while waiting six years for a kidney transplant. Millions of people all over the world suffer from kidney disease, the causes of which are largely unknown. UKRO is an non-profit charity which has successfully funded extremely important kidney disease research and is managed by some of the fields top nephrologists. It will continue to do so.

It is also a good time to mention this larger version of the Girard-Perregaux 1996 Automatic watch that comes in a pleasantly sized 41mm wide 18k rose gold case (up from the 38mm wide case of the previous model). It contains a Girard-Perregaux produced calibre GP4500 automatic movement. Retail price is $16,800.

See the Girard-Perregaux 1966 41mm watch auction for UKRO here on CharityBuzz.com here.

4 comments
jimsix
jimsix

Lovely gesture, elegant watch. 

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Not the watch for me, but that is truly a generous gesture to make a donation of that kind. Makes me think that someone in the GP family might have a vested iterest in that kind of research.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

Elegant.  It's so simple that every part has to be perfectly done, and it is.

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

Beautiful timepiece. Indeed a classic design.

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