Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 Watch Pays Tribute to Blue


Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux will showcase a stunning timepiece at BaselWorld 2014, which will be held this March, and we couldn’t resist giving you a sneak peek of the watch in focus, because you will be awed by the fact that light dances on its dial!


First of all, it pays tribute to the warmest colour in the palette, blue, a shade that represents all that is eternal, royal, powerful and elegant. We are talking about the Girard-Perregaux flagship 1966 that features dials clad in blue.


It’s a tribute because the brand has created many historic timepieces in that colour. By the late 18th century, Girard-Perregaux’s founder Jean-François Bautte was the first master watchmaker to use this distinctive tone, and it has been a regular Girard-Perregaux feature ever since.


In 1966…

The 1966 model is all about delicacy and precision, with a well-balanced design and proportioned dimensions. We are so amused by the slightly dome-shaped dial in deep blue, which creates an interplay of reflection even with the subtlest of sun rays, making a beautiful dance of light with each movement of the watch.  


Fascinating as it is, the dial has leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, giving it a surreal nature-inspired appeal.


The case is beautifully crafted in pink gold, the middle surmounted with a diamond-effect bezel.  The royal blue timepiece is fitted with a pink gold pink buckle and a blue alligator strap.


While the 1966 is a magnificent watch, also watch out for Girard-Perregaux’s Vintage 1945 XXL collection that also comes in striking shades of blue.


The blue dialed Girard-Perregaux 1966 in pink gold costs £10,950 (Rs 11 lakh approx).