Named in honour of the Neuchâtel Observatory’s Centenary Prize, awarded to the Manufacture in 1966 for its achievements in the field of chronometry, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection embodies the Brand’s expertise both in terms of technical performance and style. This perpetual calendar model is a part of the remarkable Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection, the clean, understated style of this watchmaking classic paying fitting tribute to the brand’s long-standing tradition.
A highly complex mechanism, the perpetual calendar indicates the date, day and month, taking into account the different lengths of the months in the Gregorian calendar, including leap years. Its “mechanical memory” therefore counts 1461 days, or four years. A superb example of technical watchmaking, the self-winding calibre GP033Q0 comprises 288 separate components. In a further touch of sophistication, the calibre features the Manufacture’s exclusive Microvar variable inertia balance, which can be seen through the watch’s transparent case-back.
This exceptional calibre is housed in an elegant 40-millimetre case. With its beautiful symmetry and perfect attention to detail, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Perpetual Calendar exceeds the most demanding expectations in terms of watch design. On its gently domed dial, baton indexes and fine leaf-shaped hands mark the hours, minutes and the different calendar indications. To emphasise the model’s personality and improve its readability, the date, day and month are indicated by small blued steel hands, with the moon phases displayed in a window at 6 o’clock.
-Pink gold case
-Diameter: 40.00 mm
-Height: 10.74 mm
-Antireflective sapphire crystal
-Water resistance: 30 metres
-Girard-Perregaux GP033Q0 movement
-Calibre: 26.20 mm
-Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
-Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
-Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar and moon phases indicator
-Balance: Microvar, variable inertia
Alligator strap, ardillon buckle in 18 karat gold
Limited and numbered edition of 99 pieces in pink gold and 99 pieces in white gold.