Traditional watchmakingGirard-Perregaux 1966 collection: The chronograph
Girard-Perregaux's latest creation offers a stylish take on traditional watchmaking, integrating a column-wheel chronograph in an elegant case from its Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection. Combining technical virtuosity and authentic design in the same vision of perfection, this beautifully co-ordinated model is a consummate example of the Manufacture's wide-ranging expertise.
Launched in 2006, the discreet elegance and superb craftsmanship of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection quickly established it as an icon of the Brand. The new model displays this classic spirit in both its style and functionality.
The clean lines of its 40-millimetre case disguise a sophisticated design and production process. Its curvature and lugs have been carefully fashioned to sit perfectly on the wrist. Designed in the Manufacture's workshops, it has undergone meticulous finishing operations to reveal the brilliance of the precious material - either pink gold or white gold.
In order to perfect the timeless design of this watch, Girard-Perregaux opted for a traditional chronograph with a 30-minute counter and central second hand. The easy-to-read function displays create a perfect balance, while the tachometric scale running around the edge of the dial reinforces the model's character.
Developed and produced within the Manufacture, its column-wheel chronograph movement comprises 304 components. The complexity of its mechanism and the quality of the finish can be appreciated via the watch's transparent case-back.