The latest timepiece from Girard-Perregaux is the new 1966 Dual Time model which offers a second time zone function that is very popular and quite useful among world travelers. The new classically-inspired watch features a simple and clear dial that is easy to read and that is equipped with the new exclusive GP03300-0094 caliber.
The self-winding mechanism that is incorporated in this newcomer offers hours, minutes, central seconds, 2nd time zone and a date function. The Swiss made automatic movement is built on 27 jewels and has the beating rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). The mechanism can store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least 46 hours. The movement parts have been decorated individually with simplicity and elegance and they can be seen through the sapphire case back which reveals the inner beauty of the mechanism.
Girard-Perregaux offers two versions of the new 1966 Dual Time Watch: off-white and anthracite gray. The first one (ref. 49544-52-131-BBB0) comes with a brown alligator strap, while the second one (ref. 49544-52-231-BB60) features a black alligator strap. Both wristlets are fitted with pink gold pin buckles.
The new Girard-Perregaux watch is housed in a round, pink gold case which measures 40mm in diameter. The case lugs snugly follow the lines of the wrist for added comfort and cutting edge design. The case is shielded with anti-reflective sapphire crystals. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 30 meters (100 feet).
The front sapphire crystal is surrounded by a beveled, polished bezel. This slightly convex sapphire glass covers a quite legible dial with baton-shaped hour markers and “railroad style” minute track. Local time is displayed by two leaf-styled hands, while the red hand that gives the reference time (the dual time zone) moves over the central disk with embossed satin-finish, graduated over 24 hours. The dual time feature has been designed for comfortable handling and it is quite easy for using via two sleek pushbuttons which are precisely proportioned around the fluted crown. The dial also comprises a date counter which is located at the 6 o’clock position.
The overall look of the dial leaves a great impression and it is the result of its construction at several levels and textural effects which underscore the defining features. This visually powerful structure, offering tremendous perspective, also makes the watch easy to read.
The retail price of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time Watch will be $27,400.