The new 1966 Orion is a modern twist on the classic 1966 collection with three ultra-thin cases and two different aventurine dial colours (one blue and one black) that conjure up a sky full of stars.
This Girard-Perregaux timepiece pays tribute to the great epic in Greek mythology where the god Zeus places a giant huntsman among the stars as the constellation Orion. The three elegant interpretations in the collection are a poetic reference to the three bright stars alighting his belt. The aventurine dials recall the constellation, which include two of the ten brightest stars seen from Earth.
Even more than its starry aesthetic, the 1966 Orion trilogy represents a triumph in watchmaking by successfully curving the thin aventurine dial into its doomed shape. As brittle and delicate as glass, this is extremely difficult to achieve amongst even the finest and most skilled watchmakers.
The Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection is renowned for its mechanical watches with round and ultra-thin cases, smoky dials, leaf-type hands and tapered hour-markers. The 1966 Orion trilogy is similarly slender with finely balanced lines paired with the reliability and precision of a self-winding movement.
Steel with DLC treatment: 49555-11-631-BB6D
Pink gold: 49555-52-431-BB4A
Material: steel / steel with DLC treatment / pink gold
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Height: 9.40 mm
Glass: sapphire double anti-reflective, domed
Case-back: sapphire crystal / smoky sapphire crystal on the steel DLC version
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Domed outer edge, blue aventurine / black aventurine on the steel DLC version
Hands: leaf-shaped hands
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25.60 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 218
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, central second, date
Material: hand-patinated blue alligator with stitching / hand-patinated anthracite alligator with stitching on the steel DLC version
Buckle: pin buckle in steel / steel with DLC treatment / pink gold