Girard-Perregaux’s GP1966 series can be said to be the most concise, classic, and most extensive system in all Girard-Perregaux series. This series has all the necessary elements of a formal watch, such as Moderate size, thin thickness, proper function, atmospheric dial layout … In short, if you want to choose a versatile and never outdated formal watch, 1966 is definitely the right choice. Currently there are 3 in the 1966 series. Sizes are available: traditional 38mm, enlarged 41mm, and women’s 30mm. Among the three sizes, 41mm has the most variety of function options. Let’s take a look at this series together.
Girard Perregaux 1966 series is a tribute to Girard Perregaux’s brilliant achievements in the 1960s. It was first introduced in 2006. With the continuous emergence of other functional models, the lineup of the series has become more complete. The 1950s and 1960s were the golden years of the Girard-Perregaux watch factory’s research and development department, and it repeatedly won technical patents, including the Gyromatic movement successfully developed in 1957, which laid the technical foundation for Girard-Perregaux in the production of highly efficient small automatic winding movements. In the early 1960s, the wobble frequency of 21,600 times per hour was regarded as the limit by the industry at that time. Due to the bottleneck of power reserve and lubrication technology, Girard Perregaux successfully developed a mechanical movement of 36,000 wobble frequencies. Girard Perregaux is regarded as the esteem of modern precision timepiece technology. In 1966, the Neuchatel Observatory awarded Girard Perregaux with a centenary award in recognition of its outstanding technological research and development achievements.
GP1966 series three-pin calendar watch
The most classic watch in this series is undoubtedly the first work in the series. The junior calendar with a slender blue steel second hand; Shulang’s willow-shaped hands; delicate calendar windows; four-way precious metal bar scales and slightly The beveled bezel, every detail exudes a profound elegance, I guarantee that you will fall in love with it at a glance. In addition to the diameter of 38mm and 41mm, this watch is also available with bezel setting Diamond styles are available.
This watch is made of precious metal, available in red gold and white gold. Through the sapphire crystal case back, the entire series is equipped with Girard Perregaux’s proud and enduring Girard Perregaux GP03300 automatic mechanical movement. This movement is famous for its stability. The swing frequency is 28,800 times per hour and the power reserve is 46 hours. If you want to say the disadvantages, the weak automatic on the dial can disappear, this watch is perfect!
GP1966 Series Full Calendar
Following the three-hand calendar model, the 1966 series introduced a full calendar function watch. This watch is a masterpiece combining elegant modern aesthetics and superb watchmaking tradition. The round and elegant model includes a calendar, week, month and moon phase display. And other practical functions in one. Adding a strong player to the series, the dial design and line proportions are just right, exquisite golden hands, the month and week window below the 12 o’clock position, the calendar and the moon phase at 6 o’clock; the overall layout is balanced, and the display is clear and clear. Design details and embellishments reach perfection. The case diameter of this watch is 40 mm. It is also available in 18K red and white gold. Through the sapphire crystal back, you can enjoy the beautiful operation of the GP03300 automatic winding movement developed by Girard Perregaux. What I don’t understand is why the line of damn Automatic must be added under the moon phase.
GP1966 Series Annual Calendar and Equation of Time
With the continuous recognition of the 1966 series, its functions have begun to move in a complicated direction. This almanac astronomical time difference watch can be regarded as an example of the combination of sophisticated timepiece functions and elegant style. Its equipped GP033M0 movement has both the calendar and astronomical time difference. The former only needs to be adjusted once a year on the last day of February every year, and the rest of the month and date are displayed accurately. The astronomical time difference display at 4:30 Can show the difference between the solar time and the average time: because the earth revolves around the sun in an elliptical orbit, the actual time of the earth is actually different in length every day, and it is different from the complete 24-hour average time, which is an astronomical time difference; this wrist The watch is equipped with an ingeniously designed elliptical cam system to show the time difference caused by the orbit of the earth between the year.
This watch is currently only available in red gold. The case diameter is 40 mm. The dial has two colors: black and white. The innovative functional layout makes the display clearer. The thin bar-shaped hour markers, the willow-shaped hands and the displays are accurately distributed. Indicate the calendar and time difference data, do you think that the table is missing the row of Automatic momentarily taller?
GP1966 series small seconds calendar watch
With the big three hands, there can be no small three hands. This Girard-Perregaux 1966 series of small three hands is very classic and very individual. The small second hand is set at 9 o’clock, smart and simple, but trapezoidal The beveled hour markers also add a bit of retro flavor, and the case with curved dial and sapphire crystal glass with slightly curved makeup adds a smooth texture to this watch. In addition, this watch has two special dial colors to choose from, one is protein silver, the other is cognac, and decorated with sparkling ray pattern design. This watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement called GP01890-0003, which is made of red gold and has a power reserve of 54 hours.
GP1966 series column wheel chronograph
Girard Perregaux’s 1966 chronograph is not only the most complicated model in the series, but also the only true chronograph among all Girard Perregaux models. It is said to be true because its movement is not Then there is the ordinary movement superimposed timing module, but a pure chronograph movement. This GP 03800 movement, which has been developed for 5 years, follows the classic construction mode of the column wheel chronograph movement on the side of the traditional bridge. It contains 312 parts, a diameter of 25.60 millimeters (or 11 ½ centimeters), an amazing thickness of 5.40 millimeters, and is equipped with 31 rubies. Its Microvar variable inertia balance vibrates at 28,800 times per hour. The date window can be set at 1:30, 3 or 6 o’clock. The small second hand is set at 9 o’clock. It is worth mentioning that this movement is an adaptable movement: in fact, it has the potential to load all types of complex functions on one side of the dial.
The red gold case of this watch has a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 11.25 mm, and is polished as a whole. The watch is equipped with a double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal and a curved dial with a flat case back. Water-resistant to 30 meters. Two dial styles are available: silver-tone milky or dark gray. Both are equipped with a three-dimensional time scale that matches the color of the case and a ‘railway’ minute scale. The speedometer is embedded in a contrasting area of the color layer. Like the small second hand and minute chronograph, it strengthens the personality of the watch. The hands are set with diamonds. The date is displayed in a three-dimensional window at 6 o’clock.
GP1966 Women’s Moon Phase Watch
After talking about the men’s watch, let’s take a look at the women’s watch. This 36mm diameter women’s watch is very suitable for the aesthetic requirements of today’s women’s watches. Polished by hand, it shines brightly. The bezel is set with 54 sparkling diamonds. The light is shining, such as a sparkling star, echoing the sun, moon and stars on the dial. The dial decoration is also exquisite, with 12-digit Roman numerals, 3 and 9-point inlaid hour markers and 9 diamond hour markers. The willow-shaped hands are elegant in shape, and the small blue steel seconds hand dances along the moon phase. Without losing its softness, the 3000 series self-winding movement on this watch is engraved with GP on the red gold pendulum, which highlights the essence of the brand’s 220-year watchmaking craftsmanship.
GP1966 Lady 38mm Ladies Watch
This 38mm-diameter women’s watch perfectly interprets the noble and elegant euphemism of women through diamonds, from the case to the dial, from the round diamond decoration on mother-of-pearl, to the automatic movement through the sapphire crystal case back. Tuo, the ubiquitous circle dances time into a beautiful round dance. This watch also carries the GP03300 mechanical movement, the drawing and chamfering, beading, and Geneva stripes on the splints and bridges are all exquisite and delicate. This watch blends lightness and softness, expressing the delicate craftsmanship.
1966 is a perfect interpretation of Girard-Perregaux classics in terms of design and function. If you want to choose an extreme classic Girard-Perregaux watch, 1966 is definitely the best choice.