The 2012 Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph

by D Constant on April 6, 2012

in Designer Watch Reviews, Exclusive Watch Reviews, Girard-Perregaux, Latest Reviews, Product Information

Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph 42 mm

We are seeing a new grand classic amongst The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph Watches

The 2012 Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph 42mm

The 2012 Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph comes to us in new proportions, it has now taken the guise of a 42mm case as is obvious from our title on this watch review. This new size case diameter allows Girard-Perregaux to add the measurement of short time periods on the 1966 chronograph, it also allows Girard- Perregaux circum to the watch enthusiasts’ current demands of larger faced watches.

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph is still discreet and has its expected classic elegance, but with a new dial that encompases today’s need for functionality, it also definately makes the dial much more legible along with the addition of the strident arabic numeralsnow in place on the 1966 Chronograph. This size increase has done nothing to dulling the look and feel of the 1966 Chronograph in my opinion Girard-Perregaux has enhanced the feel of the 1966 Chronograph and at the same time its possible market too.

The 1966 Chronograph 42mm has a Pink gold case, which has a fabulous finish as would be expected from such a manufacture, the Pink Gold adds an interesting contrast to the Blue hands, and in my opinion make the hands stand out, but does not divert or take from the Chronographs equisite looks.

As we have a new size and layout for The 2012 Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph 42mm’s dial, it would be wrong not to comment on it, The dial has the date at 6 o’clock and an elegant blue central second hand circling above it. Furthermore we have it’s tachymetric scale on the external circumference, highlighting its technical character. The 1966 Chronograph has two counters, one at 3 o’clock and the other at 9 o’clock being a 30 minute counter and seconds counter.

The dial also boasts Arabic numerals in pink gold (and yes i know the photo provided by Girard-Perregaux above has the 4 and 5 numerals in the incorrect places, oh oooh, someone at GP is going to get a talking to, or is it just a little taboo they do to make us interested). That aside these subtle refinements have allowed the dial offers an optimum time display. Oh and if anyone is interested the photo below has the 4 and 5 numerals in the correct places.

As we all know, (well the watch aficinados out there) The Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection is a stable of the Girard-Perregaux watchmaker and is probably its iconic collection to boot, proving this is the fact that the 1966 Chronograph is adourned with the Girard-Perregaux manufactured 3300-0057 self-winding mechanical movement. This movement provides over 46 hours power reserve.

To add to the allure of the 1966 Chronograph 42mm and as is becoming fairly standard on luxury timepieces is its transparent case-back which highlights the Pink Gold engraved oscillating weight and the movements beautifully crafted decoration, as these are now visible through the case back. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph 42mm comes with a black Alligator skin strap and Ardillon buckle in pink gold

Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph 42 mm

 Technical Details – Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph 42mm

Reference: 49542-52-151-BK6A

Case in pink gold with anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Case back: with sapphire crystal

Diameter: 42.00 mm

Water resistance: 30 meters

Crown: pink gold, engraved with the GP logo

Dial: opaline silver

Hand: “leaf” type

Movement: Girard-Perregaux 3300-0057, Self-winding mechanical movement

Functions: hour, minute, small second, chronograph, date

Calibre: 11 ½ ”’

Frequency: 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz)

Jewels: 57

Power reserve: minimum 46 hours

Winding: self-winding, oscillating weight in pink gold with “Côtes de Genève” engraving

Alligator-skin strap with Ardillon buckle in pink gold


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