The fine mechanics of transparency: Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 Skeleton
Clear and present time
Baring itself in its hand-worked beauty is the 1966 Skeleton from Girard-Perregaux. With an openworked face that lets one peer into the heart of its intricate workings, this is a timepiece that sings the praises of haute horlogerie with its transparent magnificence.
Though skeleton wristwatches are now increasingly the norm, Girard-Perregaux has raised the bar with the 1966 Skeleton that combines striking visuals with an impeccable original movement (crafted wholly by hand); fully encassed within a 38 mm rose gold body and finished with a black alligator strap.
A delicate and complex composition, the transparent dial encircles a 30mm-sized automatic winding movement that showcases the usually hidden elaborate clockwork of exposed gears, levers and bolts through a mill metric design. The skeletonised mechanisms are individually chamfered, polished, satin-brushed and hand-finished by skilled watch artisans.
Powered by the celebrated GP1800 calibre — specially reworked by galvanising anthracite gray ruthenium so as to craft it with metal-like webbing — the 1966 Skeleton timepiece comprises of 173 components and 25 jewels. The stunning labyrinthine face also reveals the 'Microvar', a variable inertia balance that belongs exclusively to Girard-Perregaux, which pulsates at 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) to optimise the winding barrel.
A peerless skeletonised timepiece that underscores a sheer lucid aesthetic with exceptional master watchmaking, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton is held to demanding standards that will win over even the hardest to please connoisseurs.
The 1966 Skeleton is available at the Girard-Perregaux flagship boutique.
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