Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Seconds and Date

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Seconds and Date

Girard-Perregaux recently announced the 1966 Small Seconds and Date watch, available in two versions.  At 41mm, the pink gold case maintains the slightly larger case (+3mm) for the 1966 collection, as I first discussed last October (see: Girard-Perregaux 1966 41mm, Oct. 2012).  Along with the larger case size is the larger, automatic mechanical GP01890-0003 caliber with pink gold rotor, designed and made in the GP workshops.  A closer look at this pair of elegant wristwatches, below.

The first version is a brown dial with sun-brushed finish.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Seconds and Date 41mm Cognac Dial

The second version has a silvered opaline dial.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Seconds and Date 41mm Opaline Dial

A subtle detail of note is the outward sloping bezel.  This is complemented by the applied hour markers which, if you look closely, also have outward-sloping faceted ends.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Seconds and Date Cognac dial

See more of the GP 1966 collection, here, on the company’s website>>>

 

  • jja

    As it happened, I wore my G-P 1960’s vintage Seahawk dress watch out to dinner yesterday for my wedding anniversary. Yellow gold, patinated white sunburst dial and applied indices and G-P logo, about 34mm. What will the world be like when someone is wearing these fifty years hence?

    • Guest

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    • http://www.perpetuelle.com/ Perpetuelle

      @61a52ad53fcaa73d2f5e6b2d6cdfb1c1:disqus That’s great! Congratulations on your anniversary. I am trying to picture the watch you describe….it must be a great piece. Are you the original owner?

      Kyle

      • jja

        No, am not the original owner, I’m getting there but not quite yet. Manual wind, sub seconds, stick indices and hands, it’s one of those minimalist 1960’s thin case and lugs with domed crystal Mad Men types. I like the design esthetics of the era, but however the small sizes limit the wearing of my vintage pieces to dressy occasions. I am considering the purchase of the retro design Hamilton Intramatic Skeleton when it is released. Cheers.