Girard-Perregaux revisited two of its classic watch collections, 1966 and Vintage 1945 XXL Small Second in a revisited color of Ode to Blue.
Girard-Perregaux continues to keep its timely pulse on trending styles within the watch industry. And with blue now being the new black, Girard-Perregaux has tapped into the pioneering spirit of their founder’s, Jean-Francois Bautte, use of the epic color revisiting two of its classic Girard-Perregaux collections: 1966 and Vintage 1945 XXL Small Second.
Girard-Perregaux 1966 (REF: 49525-52-432-BB4A) presentation radiates with a slightly domed deep blue sunburst dial encased in a round 38mm pink gold beveled bezel and case. The classic dial has a date aperture at 3 o’clock and displays gilded baton hour markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock with a double baton marker at 12 o’clock. 1966 is accentuated with a dark blue alligator leather strap and pink gold pin buckle.
1966 houses GP03300-0030 mechanical, self-winding in-house movement with a power reserve of 46 hours.
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Small Second (REF: 25880-11-421-BB4A) presents with classic Art Deco styling in a curved polished stainless steel rectangular case measuring 36.2mm by 35.25 mm. Its iridescent deep blue dial is accentuated by Dauphine faceted type hour and minute hands, polished “Breguet” appliqué numerals, small seconds sub-dial (at 6 o’clock with a red figure “60”), and the rail-track minute scale along the outer edge of the dial. It is finished with a navy blue alligator leather strap (will also be available in a stainless steel bracelet).
Vintage 1945 XXL Small Second houses caliber GP03300-0051 mechanical, self-winding in house movement. It also has a power reserve of 46 hours with an oscillating rate of 28,800 beat per hour.
Girard-Perregaux 1966 and Vintage 1945 XXL Small Second classic styles and color pay tribute to Jean-Francois Bautte and reiterate a flexibility to stay abreast of trending styles be it past or present. Both watches are slated to be on display at Baselworld 2014 (March 27-April 3).