We can hear the pundits yelling alrealdy… Yet another Girard-Perregaux 1966 ! In reality, for 2015, GP has presented another version of their success, the 1966, presently with a large date and moon stage pointer. All things considered, in truth, this watch doesn’t precisely feel appallingly new when depicted thusly. Truth be told, adjacent to its old style look, this version may very well be one the most amazing aspect the assortment, if not the most adjusted. GP have corrected a couple of the shortcomings we’ve saw already , presently introducing a fairly solid bundle. Here is the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases.
The 1966 from Girard-Perregaux is a watch that we’ve appreciated for quite a long while at this point. We cherished it for some reasons: its polish, its plain yet vivacious domed dial, the nature of its case and its pleasantly completed development. Nonetheless (and with all the compassion we have for the brand), we likewise saw a few issues. The first is the size of the development (plainly excessively little for the case) that prompts a date that is excessively close from the focal point of the dial, regardless of whether it is the 38mm form or the 41mm release . At that point comes the issue of the plan. Some may discover this watch somewhat bashful, particularly in the white/silver dial releases – an issue that is addressed with the rose gold/blue dial combination . These messages may have been heard by GP and the new 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases might actually be the most awesome aspect them all.
Don’t anticipate that this watch should absolutely rethink the 1966. All the first appeal is as yet present in the better subtleties and in the general equilibrium accomplished by GP. The case for instance is 100% like the past releases of the 1966 – to be exact, it features a similar 41mm case as this time-and-date version . It implies that we found similar very large bezel and the short and bended carries, with a full mirror-cleaned finish. A delightful case, first rate and extremely exquisite once on the wrist. We have an inclination here for the 38mm yet we additionally understand men with a larger wrist. The progressions are subsequently totally situated on the dial and on the showed indications.
The dial currently includes 3 complications. It seems somewhat like the full schedule release in the manner the dial is orchestrated, with a round sub-dial at 6 showing the moon and a window at 12. In any case, on this Girard-Perregaux 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases, we initially have a major date at 6, using GP’s renowned instrument. It uses a sharp enhanced visualization that causes you to accept there’s just one plate. In any case, it is composed of two circles, the correct one painted in white that shows the left digit with black numerals – situated on the lower level – and a second one on the left that estimates 0.10mm stature and that is made of straightforward folanorm with black numerals printed. This straightforward circle covers the principle white disc, consequently making the deception to the eye of a solitary plate – exquisite, effective and sharp. Another favorable position of this “Large Date” complication is to address one of the defaults of the past 1966. Outlandish currently to complain now about the little date window lost in the dial.
The second and third complications are situated in the auxiliary dial at 6: a moon phases marker and a little second. With this format, we likely have the most balanced Girard-Perregaux 1966 ever. The large date offers reverberation to the moon and all the signs feel proportioned and adjusted. The hands are additionally extraordinary here. They keep a similar leaf plan yet in marginally large style, as loaded up with a slight line of glowing paint (additionally remedying the issue of evening time lucidness). The entirety of this is fueled by an altered variant of the renowned GP3300 type – implying that one of our unique deficiencies with the 1966 will still be addressed.
We have here the little 25.6mm development in the large 41mm case. There’s nothing amiss with the actual development (aside from possibly a force hold that is somewhat short at 46 hours) however a larger development would have been exceptional looking. At any rate, the view stays wonderful, with a pleasantly improved 21k gold rotor and extensions decorated with Geneva stripes and slanted angles.
Apart from this small imperfection, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases is obviously quite possibly the best versions of the assortment. Without a doubt, it stays a 1966 and hence, an extremely traditional watch. Notwithstanding, with regards to a dress, rich and outwardly adjusted watch (which is the situation for each 1966 watches), this version carries an extra-joy with its intriguing format and the perfect measure of complication. Prices: 24.360 USD/23.450 Euros in 18k Rose Gold and 26.060 USD/25.100 Euros in 18k White Gold. More subtleties on Girard-Perregaux.com .