Girard-Perregaux 1966 now also in 41 mm size
Girard-Perregaux have recently delivered an extended variant of the über-exemplary and consistently rich 1966. Its case size developed from 38 mm to 41 mm in measurement and it additionally got another motor, type GP4500, that conveys more force reserve.
Earlier this year Girard-Perregaux previously dispatched the 1966 Chronograph with an expanded case size (40 – > 42 mm). While Jaeger-LeCoultre is managing down the case size of the Master assortment, it would appear that Girard-Perregaux, additionally one of the delightful exemplary watch brands, is doing the specific opposite.
The new GP1966 comes in either white gold or pink gold and acquired similar looks as its more modest kin. One thing that grabbed my eye, is that the date window has moved marginally more to the edge of the dial and the 3 o’clock marker is a large portion of the size of the marker at the 6, 9 and 12 o’clock position.
The purpose behind this is the new type, that is additionally bigger then type GP3300, the development utilized in 38 mm adaptation of the GP1966. Type GP4500 has just been utilized in certain models of the square shape 1945 assortment. To get more force save, Girard-Perregaux needed to utilize a bigger origin and fountainhead barrel. To make sufficient space, they applied a thought that was at that point created by GP’s sister JeanRichard in their JR1000 movement.
The thought is a twofold awkward extra person wheel, that considers a more modest fourth haggle makes more space for a bigger origin barrel. This development additionally makes it conceivable to situate the seconds hand either focal (like in this GP1966), at the 9 o’clock position or even at the 10:30 position. Girard-Perregaux utilized type GP4500 in a more seasoned adaptation of the Vintage 1945 with a little second sub dial at the 10:30 position, that isn’t in the flow assortment anymore.
All together the movement’s distance across expanded from 26.20 mm to 30.60 mm, the tallness expanded from 3.20 mm (which is level coincidentally!) to 3.97mm for type GP4500. Furthermore, that all to build the force save from 46 hours to 54 hours. I’m persuaded of the flexibility of type GP4500, anyway for this situation type GP3300 had the upside of being extra flimsy, something which truly suits an exemplary watch like the GP1966 very well.
While the situation of the date window is unique, a large portion of the plan stays unaltered. So we actually see the beautiful leaf-molded hands for quite a long time, a focal seconds hand in blued steel and applied stick style markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. As I previously referenced, the date window is at 3 o’clock and the mallet file at that position is half in size compared to the other rod style markers.
The other hour markers are painted on the somewhat bended, opaline dial. The brand’s name, logo and the word “automatic” are likewise imprinted on the dial. The case includes the always rich bends, short drags and the wonderfully fitting stitch-less gator lash, all of which contributes incredibly to the dressy looks.
No pictures to help this, anyway the perfectly enhanced type GP4500 with its pink gold rotor can be seen through a sapphire precious stone for the situation back. With this new GP1966 41mm Girard-Perregaux presents a bigger, yet still exceptionally tasteful and exquisite dress watch. The cost will be € 13.400 Euro including taxes.
Here’s a connect to the Girard-Perregaux site .
This article is composed by Frank Geelen, leader manager for Monochrome Watches .