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Girard-Perregaux - 1966 38mm and 1966 Lady 30 mm Guilloché

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Among other novelties, at Baselworld 2015 Girard-Perregaux will showcase two new models of its classic 1966 line with precious guilloché dials: the 1966 38 mm for men and the 1966 Lady 30 mm for women.

Guillochè (presumably named after a French engineer - Guillot - who invented a turning machine in the 18th century) is a decorative technique in which a repetitive pattern is engraved into an underlying material using a mechanical engine-turning table.

The classic lines of the 1966 case are, this way, combined to one of the finest decoration used in haute horlogerie. A concentric pattern with twelve sectors radiating from the centre of the dial, create an arabesque with silvered opaline reflections.

Baton-shaped indexes mark the hour indicated by the collection's characteristic leaf-shaped hands.

The bezel of the pink gold case is polished in the 38 mm model and set with sixty brilliant-cut diamonds in the 30 mm version.

Both models feature a sapphire crystal case-back to reveal the beautiful finishes of the movements.

The ultra-thin GP03300-00030 self-winding movement used for the 38mm model has a 46-hour power reserve with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Functions are: hour, minute, central second and date.

The model for Ladies is driven by the classic GP03200-0005 calibre that is also self-winding with a 42-hour power reserve. Its pink gold oscillating weight is engraved with a tapestry of Girard-Perregaux logos. It offers the hours and minutes functions.

The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 timepieces with guilloché dial are worn on a black alligator strap with a pink gold pin buckle. Recommended retails prices are Euro 14,800 / Swiss Francs 16,100 for  the 1966 38 mm and Euro 16,850 / Swiss Francs 18,350 for the 1966 Lady 30 mm.

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