The 1966 collection has quickly become one of Girard-Perregaux’s icons. The collection is named for the Neuchatel Observatory’s Centenary Prize, awarded to GP in 1966 for its achievements in the field of chronometry. The 1966 Full Calendar is available in red gold, and in a limited edition of 199 pieces in palladium. The displays include date, day of the week, month and moon phases. The 40mm case has a sapphire back revealing the GP033M0 mechanical self-winding movement designed by the Manufacture.
Palladium is a very white metal that is part of the platinum family and twenty times less abundant than gold. It does not require any rhodium plating, and it does not tarnish. The Full Calendar is priced at $19,800 for either the palladium or red gold versions and deliveries to retailers should begin around June.
Diameter: 40 mm
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters
Girard-Perregaux movement GP033M0
Mechanical with automatic winding
Calibre: 11 ½’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Functions: hour, minute, central second, full calendar with date, day of the week, month and moon phase indicators
Alligator strap with pin buckle