Guillochage – or motor tuning in English – is an old method of beautifying etching. It comprises in a exact multifaceted redundant example or plan that is precisely engraved into a hidden material. Such an example is made on a rotative apparatus that can be just be constrained by the hand of trained craftsmen. For Baselworld 2015, Girard-Perregaux decided to utilize this manual work to ornament the dial of its hit, the Girard-Perregaux 1966.
The Girard-Perregaux 1966 is no more bizarre to us, at Monochrome-Watches – and it shouldn’t be for you as well. As of late, we presented you the 41mm release with a blue dial and we completely evaluated the 38mm version in pink gold with a blue dial . This watch exists in a few versions, with straightforward developments or amazingly complicated ones, for example, a tourbillon or brief repeater . For Baselworld 2015, GP isn’t contacting to the specialized piece of this watch yet rather comes with another visual appearance, a finely guilloche dial, both accessible on the 38mm mens release and on the 30mm ladies edition.
The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Guilloche dial utilizes a similar specialized base as the 1966 blue dial we completely assessed as of late . This watch is the unadulterated meaning of a dress watch: thin, straightforward, tactful, made in precious metal and with a case generally little. It consummately coordinates a tuxedo or a suit. The new guilloche – motor turned – dial has an opaline silver shading and has 12 areas with concentric lines engraved that transmit from the focal point of the watch. Combined with fine gold applied markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9, it brings a more refined and exquisite look to this dicreet timepiece.
The case, the clasp and the hands are created in 18k pink gold. GP decided to utilize the 38mm version of the 1966 for this variety rather than the greater 41mm case . The development is notable, as the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Guilloche dial comes with the type GP03300, which is utilized as a base development in numerous watches from the brand. This self-winding engine contains 205 parts and it has a 46-hour power save with a recurrence of 28,800 vibrations for each hour. The mainplate and spans are drawn, slanted, round grained and improved with Côtes de Genève themes. It includes the hours, the minutes and a focal second, along with a date complication at 3.
This guilloche dial is likewise accessible on the 30mm women version, consistently with a mechanical development, the GP03200 (with 42 hours of force hold and self-winding system). It includes a jewel set bezel and it disposes of the focal second and of the date window yet for the rest, it is precisely the same watch – same shape, same hands, same example on the dial – than the mens edition.
Both watches are coming on a dark crocodile tie with gold pin buckle.
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