A few weeks ago, I posed the question if the 1988 Girard-Perregaux 4910 Chronograph is worth a consideration. Well, sometimes I’m my own worst enemy. Writing that post made me start looking for 4910 chronographs and guess what…
There was this perfect pink gold 1988 4910 Chronograph Olimpico looking for a new owner and I could not resist.
Read the original post from a few weeks ago
The 4910 Chronograph Olimpico celebrates the 1988 Olympics taken place in Seoul, South Korea. It was that very event that actually changed and transformed an entire country. Until 1988, South Korea was a very closed society under military ruling, but the Olympics opened up the country to international visitors and businesses and pathing the way to a parliamentary democracy. Today is one of the most vibrant and technological advanced places on Earth.
So looking at this watch under this aspect and considering that I found myself some 8 years later in South Korea also changing my life to some extent, this got to be a must-have watch for me. The pink gold adds a lot of class and works perfectly with the classic dial design and its fine guilloche pattern. When I bought the watch, I had a dark blue strap lined up for it, but somehow I was not happy with it. Changing it to a lighter tan coloured strap, brings out the gold case better.
On the wrist, the 38mm fits perfectly. I do think this watch is better with a long sleeve shirt and suit or something more fancy that gets a special personal touch by this not so common watch, considering its rather 80s design. Now that summer is over, I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities to wear it with some long sleeves.