Girard-Perregaux 1966 Collection New Models – 40mm & 36mm Steel Versions with Smoky Grey Dial

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection pays tribute to the technical innovations of the famous Swiss watch manufacture in the field of precision timekeeping. This year, Girard-Perregaux expands this iconic watch line by adding two new versions featuring the extremely refined smoky grey dial.

These two new automatic timepieces – the 40mm model and the 36mm gem-set model- boast a smoky dial and a particularly elegant ultra-thin steel case. These reliable and accurate models are equipped with the self-winding Manufacture GP03300 calibre, providing a generous 46-hour power reserve. Its mainplate and bridges are meticulously straight-grained, bevelled and adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif. The 218-part movement of the large model powers the hours, minutes and seconds hands, along with a date display in a window at 3 o’clock; while the 36 mm version has no date but is instead graced by diamond hour-markers and a gem-set bezel. The two cases are water-resistant to 30 m and fitted with a transparent case-back.

The most eye-catching feature of all is undoubtedly the refined design. For the first time, the Maison has chosen to endow steel models in the 1966 collection with the elegant smoky grey dial previously reserved for gold watches. The 40 mm version is adorned with a sunburst finish, and the smaller one with a magnificent “flinqué”pattern. The ultra-thin case, the domed and polished leaf-type hands, as well as the applied baton-type hour-markers or Roman numerals also contribute to the perfect aesthetic equilibrium of these two new references.

Technical Specifications

Model: 1966 40mm
Reference: 49555-11-231-BB60

Case
Material: steel
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Height: 8.90 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Dial: smoky grey color
Hands: leaf-shaped
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0130, mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 ½’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 218
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Strap
Material: stitched black alligator
Buckle: steel pin buckle

Model: 1966 36mm
Reference: 49523D11A271-CKBA

Case
Material: steel with diamond-set bezel
Gem-setting: bezel set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~0.89 ct and dial set with 10 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~0.06 ct
Diameter: 36.00 mm
Height: 9.01 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Dial: smoky grey with a “flinqué” pattern
Hands: leaf-shaped
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0123, mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 ½’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 192
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds

Strap
Material: taupe grey alligator
Buckle: steel pin buckle

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