We loved Bender here at the NWC magazine, one of the best characters in Futurama, with his utterly ruthless lack of humanity and what-the-hell-lets-try-it attitude. Now Girard Perregaux has a retro watch, special edition, which looks uncannily like the toothy grin of Fry’s best drinking buddy.
Maybe not, perhaps it looks more like a space pod from a sci-fi movie? In any event, GP has sold out online already, so yeah, if you love it join the queue at the local authorised GP dealership.
Here’s the word from GP;
Now the Casquette is back! This time, officially adopting the original moniker, it has been named the Casquette 2.0. It is housed in a scratch-resistant ceramic case and features a Grade 5 titanium caseback.
Both the titanium and ceramic are hypoallergenic and light. Indeed, it has an exceptionally low mass of 107g, helping to augment wearer comfort. In fact, the new Casquette is more comfortable than ever.
Rounding off this lightweight ensemble are titanium pushers and a titanium badge which is positioned atop the watch head and emblazoned with a period GP logo. The watch is supplied on a ceramic bracelet with a rubber interior which proves more flexible and comfortable than its counterpart fitted to the original Casquette.
The bracelet it now paired with a folding titanium buckle.
During the lifetime of the original Casquette, 8200 pieces were produced. Inspired by this latter figure, Girard-Perregaux has chosen to limit the production of the new Casquette to just 820 pieces.