Girard-Perragaux Celebrates Birthday with Blue Dial Timepiece

By P. Joseph

High-end Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux Manufacture has marked its 220th anniversary by creating a new chronograph timepiece for its popular 1966 collection.

The 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph comes in two versions – one with a black alligator strap costing $29,700, and another with a matching gold bracelet priced at $51,850.

Boasting a 40mm white gold case, each watch features an automatic self-winding movement with 338 parts. A transparent glass back enables owners to view the intricate mechanism in all its glory.

Water resistant up to 30 metres, the watch is also protected by a strong anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and has a power reserve of 36 hours.

In 1966, Girard-Perregaux received the Centenary Prize from the Neuchâtel Observatory in recognition of its research into the manufacturing of timepieces. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection pays tribute to this spirit of innovation, and has become an icon of the Brand.

Girard-Perregaux was founded in Geneva in 1791. Today the company’s headquarters are in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

By P. Joseph