Girard-Perregaux 1966 “Le Printemps” Edition

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Le Printemps Special Edition 38mm - Perpetuelle

These are two specially colored, limited edition 1966 models that Girard-Perrgaux is making to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Paris-based Le Printemps.  Le Printemps is a famous department store and tourist draw on Boulevard Haussmann, and they have a variety of “special products” created this year for their anniversary.

As for the 1966’s seen here, we have two models:  the larger model is sized at 38mm, in rose gold.  The smaller is a 30mm ladies model, also in rose gold though with the addition of a nice single row diamond bezel and hour markers.  The movement is GP’s GP03300-00030 automatic mechanical for the men’s model, the GP03200-0005 for the ladies.  The dial is an intense brownish-red with radiant sunray finish.  Very nice!

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Le Printemps Special Edition 30mm - Perpetuelle

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 6, with Tri-axial Tourbillon and Carrousel

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon - Perpetuelle

The sixth series in Harry Winston’s exploration of the tourbillon features two independent hour indications: one regulated by a tri-axial tourbillon (positioned at 7 o’clock) and the other by a carrousel (1 o’clock position).   Both are fairly unusual complications, particularly a tri-axial tourby.  The Caliber HW4701 comprises a whopping 683 parts.

Like other Histoire de Tourbillon watches of recent years, this is a watch that exudes complication merely for complication’s sake.  Something I am not particularly a fan of.  This is of course a showpiece for Harry Winston — only 20 will be made (in white gold), and sold at a price of many hundred thousand dollars apiece.

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