The latest Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time offers a second time zone function, very popular with travellers and a first in this iconic classically-inspired collection.
Who doesn’t fantasize about being able to be in two different places at once? The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time defies longitudes to travel through time and space. The latest offering from the Manufacture’s workshop makes it possible to know the time in two parts of the world at a glance, thanks to its dual time function. Playing with human boundaries, it offers a personal relationship to space and time following the regular course of its two hour hands. Its design and features have been studied with the greatest care to epitomize the spirit of freedom. Simple and clear, the dial on the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time is also easy to read. Technically, the dual time feature has been designed for comfortable handling and is quick to set using two pushbuttons. The 1966 Dual Time completes the line of timepieces with complications for travellers, like the old captain’s watches and current WW.TC collection with universal time function.
One dial for a dual space-time continuum
Legibility is paramount for the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time with a pure and clearly ordered dial design. Local time is indicated by two leaf hands, and is also visible in the dark due to the hands’ luminescent material. On the surface of the dial, baton indicators mark the hour and the minutes are indicated by a ‘railroad style’ track. Located toward the center to create a perspective, the second time zone dial is curved to perfectly fit the shape of the case and create harmonious volumes. The red hand that gives the reference time (the dual time zone) moves over a central disk with embossed satin-finish, graduated over 24 hours.
The Brand completes its timekeeping expertise by adding an adjustable date to the dual time function, via a corrector located at 4 o’clock. Ethereal in design, it appears at 6 o’clock on a microdial rimmed with a fine godron. State-of-the-art design and production allows harmonious insertion of the home time into the ring.
The visual power of the dial is also the result of its construction at several levels and textural effects underscore the defining features. This structure, offering tremendous perspective, also makes the watch comfortable to read.
Crafted in pink gold, the case on the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time honors the classic style of this collection and perfectly coincides with the Brand’s timekeeping expertise. Measuring 40 mm in diameter, it presents clever curve and powerful line effects. The slightly convex sapphire crystal is surrounded by a beveled, polished bezel. The lugs snugly follow the lines of the wrist for added comfort and cutting edge design. The second time zone function has required the integration of two sleek pushbuttons on both sides of the fluted crown. Precisely proportioned, they are used to quickly adjust the hour hand to the local time and in turn lend a nobility to the timepiece.
Inside the case, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time incorporates the new exclusive GP03300-0094 caliber. This self-winding mechanical movement offers hours, minutes, central seconds, 2nd time zone – 24 hours – and date at 6 o’clock. The watch has a minimum power reserve of 46 hours and its components have been decorated individually with simplicity and elegance. The sapphire caseback reveals the secrets of a beautiful watchmaking tradition that’s always in search of the next great movement.
The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time is available in two dial versions: off-white or anthracite gray. The first has a brown alligator strap, the second a black alligator strap. Both are fitted with a pink gold pin buckle.
Pink gold case
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Dial: off-white or anthracite gray
Back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Girard-Perregaux GP03300-0094 movement
Automatic mechanical movement
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 1/2 ’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 vph – (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds, 2nd time zone – 24 hours -, date at 6 o’clock