Girard Perregaux has just announced that they will be releasing two of their flagship collections – the Vintage 1945 and the 1966 in blue. This move by the brand honors a color that GP made popular on watches from as far back as the end of the 18th century. Since then, the color blue has been present on all of the brand’s most important and historic pieces. These new additions will no doubt be a collectors’ item in the very near future.
The 1966 carries a round 18kt pink gold case and features medium sized dimensions of 38mm. There is a sapphire crystal on the case back revealing the in house self-winding movement. This automatic movement boasts a 46 hour power reserve when fully wound. Like most modern watches, this model beats at a constant 28,800 alternations per hour.
The dial features applied hour markers in 18kt pink gold and a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position. The hands are leaf shaped and are also in 18kt rose gold. The rose gold dial elements offer exceptional contrast against the blue dial. A blue leather strap complementing the dial completes the aesthetics of this timepiece.
The Vintage 1945 XXL Petite Seconds is GP’s example of Art Deco at its finest. This rectangular watch is the sportier of the two watches. The case is crafted from stainless steel, with dimensions of 36.2mm X 35.25mm. Protecting the dial is a highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal, which has been glare proofed on both sides.
The iconic blue dial features dauphine hands and applied rhodium toned Arabic numeral hour markers. At the 6 position is a small seconds register. On the flange resides a very neat minute ring. As with the 1966 model, the Vintage 1945 carries a blue alligator leather strap.
This model is also fitted with a self-winding mechanical movement caliber GP03300-0051. The movement features 46 hours of power reserve and vibrates at a frequency of 28,800 VpH. Both models are water resistant to 30 meters or 3 ATM.