1966 - a significant year in the history of watchmaking
As the name of the Girard Perregaux 1966 Series suggests, the design of these watches refers back to previous models first launched by Girard Perregaux in 1966. This is particularly evident in their round shape with slightly convex sides, inspired by the style of the first pocket watches. 1966 was the year in which Girard Perregaux presented its first high-frequency movement. With a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, it achieved a precision that was truly exceptional for its time. It is this historic achievement that the Girard Perregaux watches of 1966 should also celebrate.
Modern wristwatches in classic style
But, like a good movement, development at Girard Perregaux never stands still. Thus, the Girard Perregaux 1966 models may be visually reminiscent of the classic style of their 50 years older predecessors. However, they are modern wristwatches that fully reflect the current level of quality in Swiss watchmaking. Indeed, another common denominator that links the Girard Perregaux 1966 wristwatch collection released in 2016 with the pocket watches of 1966 is Girrard Perregaux's constant desire to combine the highest technical precision with the best aesthetics of the art of watchmaking.