Apr. 27th, 2011

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.
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