Inspired from the colour of the Earth and that of the Sky, Girard-Perregaux presents the 1966 “Earth to Sky Edition”, a limited edition watch model from their 1966 collection. This timepiece is available in a limited edition of 149 pieces as a nod to the distance from the earth to the sun that is 149 million kilometers.
The exosphere is the last layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. Its blackness means it virtually merges into interplanetary space. Like a border with the void, black largely dominates this revisited classic. Its DLC treated bead-blasted steel case, its alligator leather strap and its date disc are dark as night. And in the heart of the night, the light glows through.
Water represents 70% of the Earth’s surface and is reflected in the atmosphere. The blue on its delicately curved dial is therefore a tribute to the thin film that has earned our planet its nickname. Almost translucent, it echoes Jean-François Bautte’s stunning creations in blue Geneva enamel. Finally, the top-stitching on the alligator leather strap accentuates this terrestrial ballet.
In keeping with its longstanding tradition, Manufacture Girard-Perregaux has equipped this model with a tried and tested mechanical movement, Calibre GP3300 calibre, whose ultimate refinement reveals no less than five different finishes. The plate and bridges are meticulously stretched, bevelled, engraved, circular grained and adorned with Côtes de Genève. The blued steel screws and gilded engravers are revealed through its sapphire crystal back.
Model: 1966 “Earth to Sky Edition”
149-piece limited edition
Material: black DLC-treated beadblasted stainless steel
Diameter: 40 mm
Glass: glareproofed sapphire crystal
Gradation of blue shades
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)
Functions: hours, minutes, centre seconds, date
Power reserve: 46 hours
Number of components: 218 including 27 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Diameter: 25.60 mm (111/2 lignes)
Thickness: 3.36 mm
Material: black alligator leather, rubber-patterned, blue topstitching
Buckle: black DLC-treated stainless steel