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Not only did 1945 mark the end of the Second World War, but it was also a particularly interesting time in horological design. Precision chronographs had become quite popular, with Longines 13ZN-based watches and a bevy of Gallet models as prime examples that are popular among vintage collectors today. But for many time-only timepieces, the Art Deco style remained popular in the 1940s. It was in 1945 that Girard-Perregaux produced a reference that combined gold and steel in a svelte, rectangular, symmetrical case accentuated by curved lugs.