In the closing years of the 18th century, Girard-Perregaux’s founder Jean-François Bautte was one of the first master watchmakers to make successful use of the blue color, in what was seen at the time as a revolutionary development. It has been a regular feature of Girard-Perregaux watches ever since.

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 model combines understatement, delicacy and precision. Its slightly-domed dial is now presented in a deep blue tone. The dial features a sunburst effect; it displays the date in a window at 3 o’clock and gilded baton hour markers. Its leafshaped hour and minute hands are also gilded, as is its straight large seconds hand.

Crafted in pink gold, the case is surmounted by a beveled and diamond-effect bezel. It has a diameter of 38 mm and is 8.62 mm thick.

 

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Girard Perregaux 1966, ref. 49525-52-432-BB4A © Girard-Perregaux

 

Inside the case the GP03300-0030 mechanical, self-winding Manufacture movement beats its rhythm as it marks out the hours, minutes, seconds and date. It has a power reserve of up to 46 hours and a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.

It is fitted with a pink gold pin buckle and alligator strap that matches the deep blue tone of the dial.