Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Second Watch - Modern Technology behind Timeless Design

Nov 23, 2010
The house of Girard-Perregaux is pleased to unveil its new 1966 Small Second watch, which represents a subtle reflection of the brand’s core values and its mastery in fine watchmaking.

Designed in the classical style, the new Girard-Perregaux extraordinary watch boggles the public’s imagination with its incredible purity. Demonstrating the love for details close to perfection, the model is proposed with a 40 mm round-shaped case. It is rendered in white or rose gold. The case is equipped with a time-setting crown, located at 3 o’clock. The water-resistance of the model is assured down to 30 meters.

Both front and back sides of the timepiece are fitted with high quality sapphire crystals. The top glass is held in place by a bezel, also sculptured in white or rose gold. The bottom sapphire crystal, meanwhile, sheds the light on the details of the in-house automatic movement - calibre GP03300-50. It oscillates at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and boasts a 46-hour power reserve.

This mechanism serves to animate the functions of hour, minutes and small seconds, which can be read off on a dial, clothed in white “Grand Feu” enamel. A tough assignment, which can be accomplished by a very few experts, this remarkable technique involves fixing the enamel powder and assuring its harmonious balance through heat during delicate firing stages. Characterized by a high level of resistance, the material of enamel gives the display of the new 1966 Small Second watch a truly exceptional character.

The dial is completed with black-painted Arabic numerals. Gliding smoothly over them are blued steel leaf-shaped hour and minutes hands. The small seconds tick away in a counter, featured at 6 o’clock. The hand, which gracefully skims around this sub-dial, is also crafted from blued steel. Completing the refined design of the watch face is the company’s logo, which resides beneath the 12 o’clock hour-marker.

Aimed at the lovers of timeless design and modern technology, the new Girard-Perregaux watch is teamed with a black leather strap.

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