Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton

written by YWH team 8 January 2017
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton
Quick specs Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton
Price: CHF 56’000 | $ 55,400 | approx. € 50.000 | approx. £ 38,200
Size: 38 mm
Reference: 49549-52-001-BB60
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This Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton combines 18K pink gold with anthracite-grey colors and it looks great. The complete 1966 collection of GP is inspired by their models of the 1960s and this is the masterpiece. So far.

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton measures only 38 millimeters in diameter which is a bit small. Or distinctive. Which has to do with the 1966 collection: mainly dress watches with smaller diameters and a slim profile. But wearing a fantastically open-worked time piece needs to draw somewhat more attention. For you as a wearer in particular, as the bigger it is, the clearer the components of the movement can be seen. The case back is from sapphire so you can admire both sides of the caliber.

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton is not limited, a good thing


The caliber is Girard-Perregaux’s in-house and open-worked GP1800 (called GP01800-0006), an automatic that runs for 54 hours. Chamfered edges and a mixture of satin and brushed finishing show Girard-Perregaux’s efforts in making this skeleton. By using a galvanic process most parts of the movement are treated with anthracite gray ruthenium (Ru), a transition metal which is family of platinum. GP’s logo has a prominent position at 12 o’ clock, at 6 not the usual ‘Swiss made’ but the year they started making watches. More or less.

In 1856 watchmaker Constant Girard marries Marie Perregaux and launches the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture. In fact, it is the official start of GP. Here you can read more about the history of Girard-Perregaux.

technical data Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton
Girard Perregaux GP01800-0006 | Automatic | Diameter: 30 mm / 13 ¼ lignes | Thickness: 5.40 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Parts: 173 | Hours, minutes, small seconds | Power-reserve: 54 hours
Case & dial:
38 mm | 18K pink gold | Thickness: 9.27 mm | Anti-reflective sapphire crystals, front and back | Outer ring with suspended hour-markers | Skeletonized plate and bridges with anthracite-grey ruthenium treatment | Water-resistance: 30 meters / 3 bar / 100 ft / 3 ATM
Hand-stitched black alligator | 18K pink gold buckle
Price Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton:
CHF 56’000 | $ 55,400 | approx. € 50.000 | approx. £ 38,200

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