Designed by the watchmakers of the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture as an ode to fine mechanics, the 1966 Skeleton offers a glimpse deep into the heart of its magnificent automatic caliber thanks to its impressive openworked components, all decorated by hand in an original and contemporary manner.
Delicate and complex, the openworked structure of the large 1966 watch movement with automatic winding, measuring 13¼ lignes (30.00 mm), invites contemplation of its bridges and plates. In this exposed millimetric design, gears, levers, bolts and other usually invisible components can be glimpsed within the openings – chamfered, polished, satin-brushed and hand-finished by the watch artisans of the Manufacture. Their expertise has enabled them to push back the structural limits of the material and infuse it with a sublime character by skeletonizing the mechanics, the leaf-shaped hands of which are, along with the balance wheel judiciously placed at 12 o’clock, the defining graphic feature.
Model: 1966 Skeleton
Case and dial
Pink gold case
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Thickness: 9.27 mm
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Dial: Non-existent, outer ring with suspended hour markers.
Hands: "Leaf" shaped
Case back: antireflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)
Girard-Perregaux movement GP01800-0006
Mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 30.60 mm (13 1/4’’’)
Height: 4.16 mm
Frequency: 28,800 vph – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 54 hours
Hours, minutes, small seconds
Strap in hand-stitched alligator
Pink gold pin buckle