April 16, 2012
Girard-Perrgaux recently announced a refresh of its 1966 Chronograph model. For those of you not so familiar with the brand, the “1966″ collection has established itself as one of the Girard-Perregaux’s iconic lines, featuring manufacture (in-house) movements and timeless design. With the new 1966 chonograph, the change starts with a larger case (42mm vs. 40mm prior), which in turn has enabled a few additional changes given the larger dial. In the comparison below to the 40mm Girard Perregaux 1966 Chronograph from 2010, you can see that the new model now has a small date window at 6 o’clock as well as applied Arabic numerals (pink gold) for each of the hours rather than indices; GP also swapped the sub-dials (30 mins now positioned at 9 o’clock, 60 secs counter at 3 ‘oclock). The net result here is that we get a larger, more legible dial and the added nicety of a date window — in other words, a nicely executed refresh of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph.
words by Kyle Stults