Thursday, February 19, 2015

Girard-Perregaux 1966 18K Pink Gold Edition with Guilloché Dial

Swiss luxury watch manufacture Girard-Perregaux unveils a new reinterpretation of its iconic Girard-Perregaux 1966 watch, with an 18K pink gold case featuring an exclusive guilloché dial. This mechanical watchmaking and aesthetic wonder is offered in both a men's and ladies' version.

Combining the discreet, timeless elegance of great classic watches, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection is now enhanced by the addition of two new models with dials featuring delicate guilloché work, which gives this timepiece a perfectly-matched face and mechanism in the finest watchmaking tradition built up by our Manufacture over the last two centuries.

Available in two matching men's and ladies' versions, the delicately rounded dial is adorned with a superb guilloché pattern. The most prestigious of traditional watch decorations, the twelve sectors of the concentric pattern radiate from the centre of the dial to create a delicate arabesque with silvered opaline reflections. The hours are marked by baton-shaped indexes, passed over by the collection's characteristic leaf-shaped hands.
The pink gold case with its understated lines, designed and produced in the Manufacture’s own workshops, is a model of harmony and has had an enormous amount of attention lavished upon it. Its delicately inclined bezel is polished and then diamond-polished to emphasise its elegance, and the ladies' version is lit up by some 60 diamonds. The sapphire crystal case-back reveals the exquisite mechanical heart of these two models, perfectly suited to each case and featuring remarkable finishes.
The ultra-thin GP03300 self-winding movement with its 111/2’’’ diameter drives the 38mm model. Created in the Manufacture's workshops, the GP03300 caliber showcases Girard-Perregaux' long tradition of Haute Horlogerie and is a guarantee of the utmost reliability and accuracy. The mainplate and bridges are drawn, beveled, circular-grained and decorated with Côtes de Genève motifs. Containing 205 parts, it has a 46-hour power reserve with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. As for the 30mm ladies' model, it is powered by the GP03200 movement that is also self-winding - the classic Girard-Perregaux caliber GP03200, that sophisticated movement with its 10 ½ ’’’ diameter, a thickness of 3.20mm and a total of 185 component parts that houses an 18K pink gold oscillating weight engraved with an elegant "tapestry" of Girard-Perregaux logos.
Girard-Perregaux shows once again the timeless Haute Horlogerie character of the 1966 Collection and its capacity to constantly reinvent its long tradition with these two models, worn on an elegant black alligator strap with a pink gold pin buckle.

Girard-Perregaux 1966, 38 mm, Gent's
Reference: 49525-52-133-BB60

Case and dial
Pink Gold case
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Dial: « flinqué » silver dial, « baton-type » applied and painted hour markers
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Movement
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-00030-OM5A
Mechanical, self-winding movement 
Diameter: 25.60 mm (111/2 ’’’)
Thickness: 3.20 mm
Frequency: 28’800 Vib/h - (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Jewels: 27
Components: 205
Functions: hour, minute, central second and date

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with stitches
Pink gold pin buckle

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Lady, 30 mm
Reference: 49528D52A131-CB6A

Case & dial
Pink Gold case
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Dial: « flinqué » silver dial, « baton-type » applied and painted hour markers
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Setting on the bezel: 60 brilliant-cut diamonds ~0.55 cts

Movement
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03200-0005
Mechanical, self-winding movement 
Diameter: 25.30 mm (101/2 ’’’)
Thickness: 3.20 mm
Frequency: 28’800 Vib/h - (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 42 hours
Jewels: 26
Components: 185
Functions: hour, minute

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with stitches
Pink gold pin buckle

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