The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Jewellery is not what you'd normally expect from this collection. It is the antithesis of the pure, pristine Grand Feu enamelled dials of past releases, it is in complete contrast to the unfussy, blued-handed, classic styling that we know and love. This one has been bejewelled in the extreme, yet it matters not - it is still elegant and slender and it still showcases the celebratory 1966 Collection beautifully.
As far as diamond-setting goes, this one requires painstaking craftsmanship and nothing escapes their brilliance. There are an array of stones - 72 on the newly skinneyed bezel and 713 on the dial - and it is not simply a flat carpeting, the dial is slightly curvey, so the jewels emanate from the centre in a sparkling spectacle, and in true vintage style, the sapphire crystal is also convex.
All other details are subtle, slender hands, elongated markers at each dial quarter and the Girard-Perregaux name etched onto the sapphire crystal. Inside is the automatic GP Calibre 3300 movement with decorated gold oscillating weight and 46 hours of power reserve.
The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Jewellery is available in white gold or pink gold case, measuring 38mm across and comes presented on an alligator leather strap.