Girard-Perregaux - Classic design and technical innovation
The Girard-Perrgaux company is one of the oldest Swiss watch manufacturers and is based in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Through the marital union of two watchmaking families, it was given its present name in 1856. The goal of the watch manufactory was to achieve the highest precision at an early stage. In 1906 Girard-Perregaux bought the company Bautte and Moynier. The official year of foundation was subsequently dated 1791. To this day, the Manufacture can boast several milestones, such as the industrially manufactured quartz watch or the first mechanical high-frequency movement. In 1966, the company won the Centennial Prize of the Neuchâtel Observatory for its technical innovations. The 1966 collection pays homage to this event.
The 1966 collection
The 1966 timepieces invoke the long tradition of extreme precision and purist elegance for which Girard-Perregaux was awarded. The design is also inspired by the round watches of the 1960s. The elegant lines of the case are complemented by a sapphire crystal caseback, which allows a view of the calibre made up of 185 individual parts. The Girard Perregaux 1966 30 mm offers both ladies and gentlemen a tasteful chronometer for everyday use. The case in rosé gold or stainless steel can be optionally decorated with diamonds. A dial in mother-of-pearl or guilloché silver casts an elegant glow. The model is rounded off by a bracelet in alligator leather or stainless steel.