Girard-Perregaux is presenting several extraordinary timepieces at this year’s Basel watch fair. The latest addition of their 1966 line of dress watches is a small-sized feminine piece that features round shapes from the case to the dial, from the mother-of-pearl to the sparkling diamonds and to the rhythm of its oscillating weight.
This fabulous timepiece is housed in a pink gold case with the diameter of 38mm. The watch’s case and bezel are encrusted with 72 diamonds and diamonds are also set on its mother of pearl dial. The total number of diamonds is 119 (weighing 0.95 carats).
The feminine case of the new 1966 model is shielded with anti-reflective sapphire glass and provides water resistance of up to 30 meters (circa 100 feet).
Elegant, Graceful and Feminine
Girard-Perregaux offers two options for the dial: a light mother of pearl and a dark brown one. The dial is uncluttered comprising only hand-applied Arabic numerals 6 and 12, but it hides great complexity behind its pure aesthetics.
The brand’s newest feminine creation is powered with the in-house made caliber GP03300-0066 mechanical movement that consists of 205 pieces. The self-winding mechanism built on 26 jewels has a power reserve of 46 hours and has a beating rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).
Main plate and bridges are painstakingly drawn, pearled, beveled and encrusted with Côtes de Genève. Further, its oscillating weight is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back. For the best feel on the ladies’ wrist, Girard-Perregaux teamed its newest model with an elegant alligator leather strap, ending with a pink gold pin buckle.
There is a choice between two models of the new 1966 Lady 38 mm watch. The first version sports a light dial and a white alligator strap (the referent number is 49525-D52-ABD2-BK8A), whereas the second one matches a dark dial and a brown strap (the referent number is 49525-D52-ABD1-BKEA).
This exquisite wristwatch is firstly intended for a modern woman who enjoys living in her time. If you prefer vintage looking, square case watches, than I recommend another GP’s novelty from Baselword 2013 – the new Vintage 1945 Lady Watch.