Girard-Perregaux 1966 Enamel Dial Limited Editions

Swiss watch manufacture Girard-Perregaux introduces 3 limited edition timepieces from its 1966 line showcasing exceptional watchmaking expertise and craftsmanship and using two main distinct enamelling processes: Miniature Painting & Cloisonné.

Miniature Painting: The base plate is enamelled in white. Coloured enamels are then used to painstakingly decorate the surface of the dial using a microscope for precision. The dial is fired after every colour application, starting from the most resilient colours to the most delicate ones. The piece is then finished with one last transparent layer of enamel.

Cloisonné: The designs or figures are drawn by arranging into shape pieces of fine gold wire, into which the enamel is applied. The liquid enamel is laid into the cavities using a brush. Next comes the firing, timed to the minute in a furnace at 800°C. After cooling, the excess enamel is removed by vigorous sanding using a hard stone and water. The dial is then manually polished with a diamond file, before a last firing called “dorure” or gilding adds shine and reveals the enamel’s full splendour.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 ‘Pur Sang’ – Miniature Enamel Painting

This limited edition GP 1966 watch in pink gold is paying tribute to the untamed beauty of the magnificent Arabian ‘Pur Sang’ with its distinctive head shape and unmistakable elegance.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 ‘Pur Sang’ watch

Known as one of the oldest breeds in the world, the Arabian horse captivates the heart. Its eloquent head that has been artistically reproduced for hundreds of years is now featured on the dial in a vibrant hand-painted miniature.

Technical details

Case: Pink gold
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Dial: Miniature enamel painting set with 12 diamonds
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)
Black alligator leather strap, Pink gold pin buckle
Reference: 49534-52-1328SBB6A
50 pieces limited edition

Girard-Perregaux 1966 ‘The Map’ & ‘The World’ – Cloisonné Enamel

The dial of these two timepieces offers a vibrant example of Cloisonné enamel beautifully decorated with a map of the world, a great classic in the haute horlogerie tradition.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Enamel Dial Limited Editions

Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia are delicately outlined by tiny wires of gold precisely delimiting their contours and enamels hues.

Technical details

Model: Girard-Perregaux 1966 ‘The world’

Girard-Perregaux 1966 The world watch

Case: Pink gold
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Dial: Cloisonné enamel set with 12 diamonds
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)
Black alligator leather strap, Pink gold pin buckle
Reference: 49534-52-1329SBB6A
50 pieces limited edition

Model: Girard-Perregaux 1966 ‘The Map’

Girard-Perregaux 1966 The Map watch

Case: Pink gold
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Dial: Cloisonné enamel set with 12 diamonds
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)
Black alligator leather strap, Pink gold pin buckle
Reference: 49534-52-1330SBB6A
50 pieces limited edition

Movement

These Girard-Perregaux 1966 limited editions are equipped with the fine GP03300 self-winding mechanical calibre. The diversity and richness of the decorations and finishes adorning the multiple components of the movement can be seen through a transparent sapphire case-back.

Specifications
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0060
Mechanical, self-winding movement
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11½’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Jewels: 26
Functions: hour, minute

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