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GIRARD-PERREGAUX – 1966 Acier

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1966 is an important date in the history of Girard-Perregaux. It’s the date when the super Gyromatic calibre with its high frequency first appeared (36,000 vibrations per hour). The milestone year was then used to name an understated and elegant watch collection. The La Chaux-de-Fonds brand has stepped outside its comfort zone and given one of its iconic watches, usually in rose or white gold, a steel case. It has a mechanical self-winding GP 03300-0030 calibre fuelling a 46-hour power reserve. The silver lacquer dial only features the bare essentials: hours, minutes, seconds and date. The embellishment-free dial is adorned by bevelled metal indices interspersed by a subtle pearlescent minute track. Two rounded leaf-shape hands tick time down alongside a slim central seconds hand and the date display at 3 o’ clock. Price: 7,600 CHF. Sharmila Bertin

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