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Girard-Perregaux Revisits 1966

Laurie Kahle

In 1966, Girard-Perregaux was awarded the Neuchâtel Observatory’s Centenary Prize for its timekeeping accomplishments. Forty years later, it referenced the accolade with the classical 1966 collection, just ahead of the recent retro design craze. This year’s additions to the range include a timeless column-wheel chronograph with 30-minute counter, central second hand, and a tachometric scale. Girard-Perregaux developed and produced the column-wheel chronograph movement with its 304 components completely in-house. While the chrono is offered in traditional red and white gold ($24,000 and $25,500), palladium is the new metal of choice for the elegant full calendar ($19,800) and small seconds ($12,350) models, each limited to 199 pieces. You can find all three watches at Girard-Perregaux’s first boutique in the U.S., which opened recently in New York City. (646.495.9915, www.girard-perregaux.ch)

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