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Girard-Perregaux Unveils 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph in White Gold

Photo Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
In celebration of its 220th anniversary, haute Swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux is introducing a new white gold chronograph with a chic blue dial as part of its Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection.

The classic watch is designed to characterize "the technical and stylistic expertise of a brand forever in pursuit of perfection." The collection pays homage to the fact that in 1966 Girard-Perregaux received the Centenary Prize from the Neuchâtel Observatory in recognition of its research in the field of precision.

Priced at $29,700, the clean lines of the chronograph belie a sophisticated design and production process. Conceived in Girard-Perregaux's workshops, the case and its lugs are designed for perfect comfort on the wrist and painstakingly finished to reveal the exquisite luster of the white gold. The sunray-brushed intense blue dial illuminates the applied numerals while the engraved counters offer excellent readability.

Girard-Perregaux opted for a column wheel chronograph with a 30-minute counter and a central second hand for the new model. A tachymeter scale reinforces the character of the watch. The complexity of the in-house caliber movement, comprising 338 separate components, can be admired through the transparent case-back. As a finishing touch the exquisite timepiece comes on an elegant black alligator strap.

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the F...(Read More)

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