Girard Perregaux present a new model in the build up to the Salon Internationale de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2011 - the Girard Perregaux 1966 Small Seconds. The latest model represents the 1966 Collection, which celebrates a time when the brand received recognition for their research and development of high frequency movements beautifully.
The piece features an enamel dial created in the totally traditional Grand Feu technique reminiscent of classical pocket watches. Created using fine powders which are applied then fired using high temperatures it is a process which can perplex even the most patient of Master dial makers, but is one which produces the most pure and pristine of dials - a beauty which is unattainable by any other method. Further traditional touches are the blued feuille-shaped hour and minute hands and the blued seconds hand on the subdial at the 6 o'clock position. The little red "60" on the small seconds dial is the only feature which rebels from the overall classical styling of this elegant piece.
Inside is a new automatic movement, a modified version of the Girard Perregaux Calibre 3300, its traditional decorative techniques of Côtes de Genève and Perlage visable through the sapphire case back. Available in 40mm pink gold or white gold case, the Girard Perregaux 1966 Small Seconds is presented on an alligator strap.