Girard-Perregaux has just released a special limited edition Doctor’s Watch which will be available in only 20 specimens in Dubail store at place Vendôme in Paris. This newcomer is a highly limited version of its 1966 Chronograph that is made in the style of the doctor’s watches of the early twentieth century.
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph Doctor’s Watch takes the basic 1966 Chronograph and adds a pulsometer scale which after only thirty pulsations shows the heart rate on its dial. At the thirtieth pulsation, the chronograph is stopped and the hand shows the heart rate through direct reading.
Inspired from the Past, Created for the Future
This new Doctor’s watch takes us back to the 1940′s with retro fonts, a bold orange circle, and a pulsometer scale which has been adapted from the original 1949 Doctor’s Watch.
Although it seems like there is no difference between these two, if you look closer, you will see that the bright orange seconds register is closer to the center of the dial and sits further from the case edge. Also, along the outer rim is a pulsometer scale which is nicely integrated into this chronograph watch. Girard-Perregaux has chosen a traditional chrono layout for this model, with a 30-minute counter located at the 3 o’clock position and a small seconds sub-dial situated at the 9 o’clock position.
The watch that is an exclusive release for Parisian boutique Dubail is housed either in 18-karat white or 18-karat rose gold case with the diameter of 40mm. Its beating heart is in-house manufactured Caliber GP030C0 mechanical movement with automatic winding. The mechanism has a beating rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides no less than 36 hours of power reserve when fully charged.
For the best feel on the wrist, Girard-Perregaux teamed its new timepiece with a black alligator leather strap with a buckle in either rose gold or white gold.
As I have already mentioned, this timepiece is produced in the limited quantity of only 10 pieces in rose gold and 10 in white gold. Rose gold model can be purchased for €24,700 (approximately $32,000), whilst the version in white gold is a little bit expensive with the price tag of €26,100 (circa $33,750).
Each of these two models will be sold exclusively in the Parisian boutique Dubail at the French capital’s Place Vendôme (21 Place Vendôme 75001 Paris).