Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar now in White Gold

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Girard-Perregaux releases the 1966 Full Calendar in White Gold. Available with a silvered-white or black dial and this one is not limited like the previous version in paladium!

Girard-Perregaux is one of those classic manufactures who remain making perfectly beautiful and elegant watch, no matter what the latest trend is. The best example of this is the 1966 collection, comprising several complicated and simple time-only timepieces. The newest release is a non-limited version of the 1966 Full Calendar in white gold.

The first Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar was in paladium with silver/white dial and was limited to 199 pieces. This was simply not enough, so there was a strong demand for this model in white gold, which I can fully understand. And to be honest, the 1966 Full Calender WG with black dial exeeds my expectations.

Some specifications:

  • Functions: hour, minute, sweep second, full calendar with date, day, month and moon phase indicators
  • White gold case measuring 40mm in diameter with sapphire crystal on front (anti-reflective coated) and back
  • Automatic movement, calibre GP033M0, 11 ½’’’ ligne, 27 jewels, 28’800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz), Power reserve 46 hours

The first 1966 Full Calendar I saw was on the wrist of Alex, whom I met at the third European Horomundi GTG. His paladium version was without the blue seconds hand and had an even cleaner look than this watch already has. The paladium case feels heavy, but absolutely not to heavy. After all it’s still a classy dress style watch with dimensions you might expect from suh a watch. Paladium is part of the platinum family and this metal is twenty times more scarce  than gold.

Good to see Girard-Perregaux makes a white gold version of this stunning watch. Something I was hoping for and personally I just love the black dial version. Although the white dial version is also magnificent. The details are great, like the blue seconds hand, blue font for the day and month indicator and the blue number 31 of the date. All together a very beautiful and elegant watch. No word about the price yet, but the limited edition in paladium was $ 19,800.

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Frank has been a watch aficionado for more than 10 years and started Monochrome in 2006, after being active on many watch forums. He has a special interest in Independent Watchmaking and Haute Horlogerie. The beautiful technique and finish is what makes his horological heart beat faster.

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