Here we have yet another reinterpretation of the famous Girard-Perregaux 1966 watch. This novelty combines the discreet and timeless elegance like all models from this family. The new watch is offered in two versions for men and women.
The newest model of the iconic Girard-Perregaux 1966 is housed in an elegant 18-karat rose gold case and features an exclusive guilloché dial.
Guilloché is a decorative technique which is used in watchmaking usually on dials and, occasionally, for cases and case backs. The French word “guilloché” dates back to at least the late 18th century, but the art with which we associate it dates even earlier. This engraving technique involves the mechanical creation of hollowed, concentric patterns. The technique is very appreciated among watch afficionados since it adds interest and value to what might otherwise be a plain surface, thus turning timepieces into art pieces.
The gent’s version of the new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Watch with guilloché dial (ref. 49525-52-133-BB60) is housed in a round red gold case which measures 38mm in diameter. Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a guilloché dial with applied and painted baton-type hour markers. Traditionally, there is a small date display at the 3 o’clock position. There are also a characteristic leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, as well as a thin seconds hand.
The gent’s model is powered with the in-house manufactured caliber GP03300-00030-OM5A mechanical movement. The self-winding movement consists of 205 individual parts and has the beating rate of 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz). The 27 jewels movement has a power reserve of approximately 46 hours. The main-plate and bridges are drawn, beveled, circular-grained and encrusted with Côtes de Genève motifs.
The ladies’ variant with the referent number 49528D52A131-CB6A is housed in a slightly smaller 18-karat red gold case that sizes 30mm. This feminine reinterpretation of the iconic Girard-Perregaux 1966 watch is additionally encrusted with 60 diamonds which are set on its polished bezel. The watch is equipped with the Girard-Perregaux GP03200-0005 mechanical movement which also beats at 4Hz. The self-winding mechanism consists of 185 components and is capable to store enough power to keep the watch working no less than 42 hours.
The sapphire crystal case back reveals the beautiful mechanical heart of both timepieces. Their water resistance is assured down to 30 meters (100 feet).
Both men’s and ladies’ versions are offered on black alligator leather straps, curved to trace the contours of the elegant case.