Baselworld 2015: The Girard Perregaux 1966
Girard Perregaux manufactures and distributes some of the most undervalued luxury Swiss watches in today's market. To make myself clear, I have no intention to disparage Girard Perregaux. I simply made this blunt remark because I feel this company deserves more endearment from serious collectors. Price-wise, no brand rivals Girard Perrregaux. Oh, and their wristwatches are nothing short of exceptional. Not to mention the years of research that have been devoted to developing their highly-accurate in-house movements. So for those whom aren't already impressed by GP, the revamped 1966 will surely do the trick.
Like any classic dress watch, especially one from the mid-20th century, the 1966 has a slim profile and is extremely under-the-radar. To better explain, there are no diamonds or flashy embellishments on this piece; although, I might add, there is a handcrafted guilloché pattern which spans across the crisp, silver dial. Similar to past 1966 variants, this wristwatch utilizes leaf-shaped hands and baton indexes.
Its case, 38 millimeters in diameter, is composed of 18 karat pink gold.
Girard Perregaux's 1966 is powered by the spectacular, 27-jewel GP03300 self-winding movement. This caliber's mainplate and bridges feature an array of impressive decorations, including beveling, circular graining, and Côtes de Genève finishing. Additionally, the GP03300 boasts a 46-hour power reserve.
Through a sapphire crystal exhibition caseback, you can view this immaculately-formed movement.
This model is currently priced at 16,300 USD.
For further information on the Girard Perregaux 1966, please visit www.girard-perregaux.com.