For 2011,Girard-Perregaux is presenting a small seconds model in white gold or pink gold case with «Grand Feu» enamel dial, from its 1966 collection.The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Second, with a 40 mm round case, embraces this philosophy perfectly. The design is largely inspired by Girard-Perregaux’s 19th century pocket watches. For a contemporary homage to this secular tradition, it quickly became clear that enamel was the only choice for the dial. The properties of enamel and its special component make the dial it adorns resistant, lending it depth and a unique character.
This traditional technique, now only mastered by a very few experts, consists of fixing the enamel powder and ensuring its harmonious balance through heat during delicate firing stages. Complementing this inspiration are elegant painted Arabic numerals which punctuate the movement of the blued steel leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, while the small second hand marks its path around a counter at 6 o’clock.
This model beats in time to a new automatic movement, developed from the Girard-Perregaux calibre 3300. In line with the Brand’s ongoing quest for excellence, this masterpiece of watch creation offers a modified small second display, just slightly offset to balance the design perfectly. The diversity and richness of the decorations and finishes adorning the multiple components can be seen through a transparent sapphire case-back.
-White gold or pink gold case
-Diameter: 40 mm
-Antireflective sapphire crystal
-Water resistance: 30 metres
-Mechanical self-winding movement
-Calibre: 11 ½ ’’’
-Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
-Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
-Functions: hour, minute, small second
«Grand Feu» enamel dial
Alligator strap with ardillon buckle