Girard-Perregaux adds two new models to its 1966 Collection

These two new additions both pay tribute to the brand’s past while also looking towards the future.

By Natasha Lee 28/06/2018

Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. And, in terms of luxury watchmakers Girard-Perregaux, no truer words have been spoken. The brand has announced it is adding two more models to its dynamic 1966 collection. These two new additions pay tribute to both the brand’s past, while also looking towards the future. A visually stunning feat, the timepieces have each been fitted with a smoky dial and an elegant ultra-thin steel case. The models are also 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 aesthetic equilibrium of these two new references. To learn more visit https://www.girard-perregaux.com/en
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