Girard-Perregaux has undergone a bold evolution, proposing a sportier design and showing a discreet modernity in the construction of its new movements. One of the pillars of the collection remains the elegant watch of the 1966.
The Swiss Maison presents a contemporary reinterpretation of a classic of its production, where a sober and dynamic style is combined with useful functions such as date and moon phases. It is by abandoning part of its classic temperament that the Blue Moon from 1966 by Girard-Perregaux.
The new Girard-Perregaux Blue Moon 1966 it is based on a model already available in the collection: the date and moon phase 1966. The case, the proportions and the movement are identical, however numerous details have been updated to give this watch a modern presence and a less formal “dress”.
The 40mm steel case, for example, is now micro-blasted to a matte surface and then coated in DLC black. The strap is in rubberized alligator, again for greater portability and modernity.
The inspiration for the hue of the dial comes from the exosphere, that is the outermost layer of the earth's atmosphere, where its black almost blurs, fading towards interplanetary space. As if bordering on emptiness, black predominates in this revisited classic.
Deep blue also characterizes the delicately domed dial. Unmistakable with its interplay of blue and black tones, this watch shows itself today by showing off a whole new face. Hours, minutes, central seconds, a date indicator with a hand at 6 o'clock embellished with a touch of red on the 31st day, to simplify reading and facilitate adjustment, in addition to the display of the moon phases, in the center of the date window, of a timeless elegance.
Time is marked by rounded leaf-shaped hands and baton indexes, creating an ensemble with contemporary dimensions, but without giving up ephemeral trends. From the design to the hand finishing of the details, the 1966 Blue Moon is the object of meticulous attention.
In line with its long tradition, the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux has chosen to use the caliber GP3300-0115 which beats at 4Hz, and is characterized by consolidated reliability, with its 276 components and six different finishes made by master watchmakers. The plate and the bridges, meticulously pearled, finished with anglage, engraved and mirror polished, the blued screws and the oscillating weight decorated with Côtes de Genève can be glimpsed from the metallized anti-reflective sapphire crystal caseback.
The 1966 Blue Moon boasts a power reserve of at least 46 hours and is water resistant to 3 atmospheres, equivalent to 30 meters of depth, and is offered in a non-limited edition, priced at around 9.000 EURO.