The iconic Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph has now adopted a case with a diameter of 42 millimetres to make room for the measurement of short time periods. The model’s discreet, classic elegance blossoms on a new dial that extols the virtues of functionality.
Thanks to its character and the excellence of its execution, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection has naturally established itself as one of the brand’s icons. It beats to the rhythm of Manufacture movements and concentrates all the historical, technical and aesthetic craftsmanship of Girard-Perregaux. This new chronograph continues the quest for precision and reliability pursued by Girard-Perregaux, in terms of both function and style.
Girard-Perregaux, responding to the growing demand of clients, issues the timepiece in a 42 millimeters case. A new diameter for this collection Girard-Perregaux has increased the size of the case while at the same time maintaining its pure lines, curve and horns that are carefully designed to hug the wrist. Crafted from pink gold at the Manufacture’s workshops, the case undergoes meticulous finishing work to reveal the brilliance of the noble material, without ostentation or compromise.
The dial in this new layout proposes the date at 6 o’clock. Silver-plated, it remains faithful to the classic, timeless elegance of the collection. With an elegant central second hand circling above it, the dial presents a tachymetric scale on its external circumference, highlighting its technical character. Two counters face one another at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. The leaf-shaped hour and minute hands indicate the applied Arabic numerals in pink gold. If it demonstrates subtle refinement in its production, the dial also offers an optimum time display.
The Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph is equipped with an in house manufactured self-winding mechanical movement that comes from the famous calibre 3000 family. Equipped with a power reserve of over 46 hours, it boats an oscillating weight in engraved pink gold whose beautifully-crafted decoration is visible through the transparent case back.
Case in pink gold with anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case back: with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
Crown: pink gold, engraved with the GP logo
Dial: opaline silver
Hand: “leaf” type
Girard-Perregaux 3300-0057 Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement
Functions: hour, minute, small second, chronograph, date
Calibre: 11 ½ ”’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Winding: self-winding, oscillating weight in pink gold with “Côtes de Genève” engraving
Strap: Alligator-skin strap, Ardillon buckle in pink gold