The Girard-Perregaux 1966 now in steel

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 now in steel

Dream come true

Text: Vimidamini Haridasan

It's all in the details — Girard-Perregaux brings back the refined style of the past with a nifty little update

It's a timepiece that has long been imagined in steel. While some may think there is nothing new in a steel creation, it is an example of how just a simple change can make a watch stand out.

Dreams are now reality as the Girard-Perregaux 1966 at 40mm is the new addition to the watchmaker's family that shows all hallmarks of traditional craftsmanship. As a tribute to of course, the year 1966 where the first high frequency movement at 36,000 vibrations per hour was included, the timepiece is almost tailor made to fit the wrist. It's refined and understated, with clean lines evident under the domed sapphire crystal where the leaf-like hands rest. Revealing the mechanical movement with automatic winding and 46-hour power reserve is a sapphire crystal case back.

With its award winning design, it is the perfect watch to reach for everyday — the minimalism is accented further with the help of its straps. Pair it with either black alligator leather with white stitching or match the case with steel. Sleek.