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September 2, 2006
Girard-Perregaux to Produce Limited Edition Watch for the Colorado Grand

Following up its years of support for the Colorado Grand, Ron Jackson and Girard-Perregaux will produce 100 limited and numbered edition pieces to celebrate the partnership of the event and the prestigious Swiss watchmaker.


This unique Vintage XXL Chronograph will feature a unique dial emblazoned with the Colorado Grand logo. The steel case and rubber strap and the sporty dial echo the spirit of this very important automotive road rally. All of the hands including sub dials pick up the red and blue colors from the Colorado Grand logo and work nicely with the waffle-patterned dial. The XXL case features a see-through case back and is wrapped around the wonderful GP033CO movement. The in-house, automatic movement beats at 28,800, has 63 jewels and a power reserve or 46 hours and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

The watches will be available first to the 2006 Colorado Grand participants and will then be available for purchase through authorized Girard-Perregaux retailers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Colorado Grand to support local Colorado Charities.

In addition, Ron Jackson and Girard-Perregaux will present and donate two one of a kind watches to be auctioned on the final evening of the event with the entire proceeds to benefit the Colorado Grand. These unique 1 of 1 watches (one for the men and one for the women) will be presented during the Grand and in the past years have been highly sought after as highly desirable timepieces.

These unique watches follow-up this successful partnership that began in 1998 with Ron Jackson’s intense involvement with this worldly event that brings 75 of the most important pre-1961 sports and racing cars and their owners to the beautiful roads and scenery of Colorado. Founded by Bob Sutherland in 1989, the Grand is recognized worldwide as the finest event of its kind. In its 17-year history the Grand has raised more than $2 million dollars for small Colorado charities and towns. The Colorado State Patrol provides motorcycle escorts for the event, and local residents pitch in to help serve lunches. The Grand creates an unusual synergy among automotive enthusiasts, the police, and local residents.

Ron Jackson and Friends in Ouray, Colorado

Pre-war entries, which are encouraged, include Alfa Romeo, Peerless, Mercedes-Benz, Delage, BMW, Bugatti, and Talbot cars. Post-war cars include Allard, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, HRG, Porsche, Lancia, Kurtis, Jaguar, even Bristol, HRG and Pegaso.

You may find more information at the Colorado Grand’s website at


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