April 17, 2018

Born in one of the most dynamic and glorious periods in the history of Girard-Perregaux, the 1966 collection pays tribute to the technical innovations of the Manufacture in the field of precision timekeeping. These two new 40 and 36 mm steel versions are for the first time welcoming the extremely refined smoky grey dial.

Paying tribute to the technical innovations made by Girard-Perregaux in the field of precision timekeeping, it now welcomes two new interpretations in steel: the first measuring 40 mm in diameter, and the second 36 mm. These reliable and accurate models are equipped with the self-winding Manufacture GP03300 calibre, providing a generous 46-hour power reserve. Its mainplate and bridges are meticulously straight-grained, bevelled and adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif. The 218-part movement of the large model powers the hours, minutes and seconds hands, along with a date display in a window at 3 o’clock; while the 36 mm version has no date but is instead graced by diamond hour-markers and a gem-set bezel.  The two cases are water-resistant to 30 m and fitted with a transparent case-back.

The most eye-catching feature of all is undoubtedly the refined design. For the first time, the Maison has chosen to endow steel models in the 1966 collection with the elegant smoky grey dial previously reserved for gold watches. The 40 mm version is adorned with a sunburst finish, and the smaller one with a magnificent “flinqué” pattern. The ultra-thin case, the domed and polished leaf-type hands, as well as the applied baton-type hour-markers or Roman numerals also contribute to the perfect aesthetic equilibrium of these two new references that go just as well with a pair of jeans as with an evening dress. At an unbeatably competitive price.