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Girard-Perregaux has added several beautiful timepieces to their 1966 model range. This watch is the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Seconds & Date.

The watch is made with 18kt rose gold and measures at 41mm. The timepiece will have an AR-coated sapphire crystal as well as sapphire display back so that one can see the watch’s movement. The GP 1966 Small Seconds & Date will be able to be worn on many occasions as it is water resistant to 30 meters.

The heart beat behind this Girard-Perregaux will come from a Swiss automatic Girard-Perregaux movement made in-house at their factory. The movement is the caliber GP01890-0003 and is made with 28 jewels, operates at 28,800vph, and has a power-reserve of 54 hours. The automatic movement is powered the swinging of its 21kt gold rotor seen through the back of the timepiece.

The watch’s dials can be made in either silvered opaline or cognac color. With its alligator strap in either black or brown and a 18kt gold folding clasp to hold it in place the timepiece is great for many occasions.

For more information regarding Girard-Perregaux, fine jewelry, or to buy your own timepiece or jewelry please feel free to contact the Experts at deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry. We can be reached by phone at (214)522-2400 or by email at CONTACT US.

 

Take a sneak peek at the latest Girard-Perregaux timepiece! This Girard-Perregaux watch will have a stainless steel case that measures 38x33mm with 56 diamonds (1.08ctw). The watch’s crystal is a coated sapphire with a sapphire display back. This Girard-Perregaux watch will be water resistant to 30 meters. The movement will be a Swiss automatic Girard-Perregaux that is made in-house, the caliber GP03300. The movement is made with 27 jewels, 28,000 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of 46 hours. The watch features a power reserve complication.

The case, in stainless steel, measures 38mm x 33mm. It has 56 diamonds (1.08 carats). The crystal in this Girard-Perregaux watch is an AR-coated sapphire, it has a sapphire display back, and it is water resistant to 30 meters.

Movement is the Swiss automatic Girard-Perregaux in-house caliber GP03300 with 27 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 46 hours. It features a power-reserve complication.

This amazing Girard-Perregaux timepiece will be mated to a white or beige calfskin strap and with a steel folding buckle.

 

The timepiece will be mated to a white or beige calfskin strap and with a steel folding buckle.

For more information about Girard-Perregaux or if you would like to purchase your own, please contact the Experts at deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry.
(214) 522 – 2400

Movement is the Swiss automatic Girard-Perregaux in-house caliber GP03300 with 27 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 46 hours. It features a power-reserve complication.

This amazing Girard-Perregaux timepiece will be mated to a white or beige calfskin strap and with a steel folding buckle.

 

International megastar, martial arts champion, actor, philanthropic ambassador for social causes in China, Jet Li is a true living legend in his country. He is not only one of the greatest international actors in the kung-fu film world, but also a role model and hero to many generations in Asia. During the last few years, Jet Li has devoted his time and energy to promoting social development in his country, where he founded The One Foundation in 2006. A percentage of the profits from the sale of these watches will be donated by Hublot to this foundation.

Since 2010, Jet Li has been Hublot’s leading ambassador in Asia. Therefore, Dalian in China was the natural choice for Hublot to unveil the Aero Bang Jet Li just before Christmas, the first watch created to pay tribute to the actor. Based on the iconic Big Bang design and in Hublot’s famed, elegant matt black, this black ceramic watch is inspired by many aspects of Jet Li’s life: the skeleton dial is a miniaturisation of the metal trellis found in the celebrated Shaolin temple in China – a symbol with dual significance for Jet Li: this Buddhist religious temple built in the 5th century is now also the home of martial arts training, in particular Chinese Kung-Fu. It is also the title of Jet Li’s first film, which brought him to fame in the role of the defending monk.

 

 

The accents of red, such as on the minute track and the stitching on the strap, are a clear reference to China. Lastly, the crystal on the case back has a transfer depicting Yin and Yang, as requested by Jet Li in reference to his life’s philosophy, showing Yin (represented by the black) and Yang (the white). In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang are the two complementary categories that can be found in all aspects of life and the universe.

 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Reference: 311.CI.1130.GR.JLI11

Series Limited to 200 pieces numbered from 01/200 to 200/200

Case: 44.5 mm Big Bang in micro-blasted black ceramic

Bezel: Micro-blasted black ceramic

6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked

Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating

Bezel: Lugs Black composite

Lateral inserts: Black composite

Crown: Black PVD steel with black rubber insert

Push-pieces: Black PVD steel, rectangular, with black rubber inserts

Case-back: Open microblasted black ceramic. Crystal with Yin and Yang transfer and Jet Li’s signature

Water resistance: 10 Atm, i.e. approx. 100 metres

Dial: Matt black openworked with decoration evoking the Shaolin temple windows

Satin-finished indexes with black SuperLuminova™ ruthenium coating

Red minute track transfer

Hands Faceted and polished with black nickel coating, plus black and red SuperLuminova™

Red chronograph hand with H counterpoise

Movement: HUB4214 – Automatic mechanical Aerobang chronograph

Components: 257 – Jewels: 27, with Date, Sapphire disc with display at 4.30

Oscillating weight: Openworked with black PVD coating, tungsten segment

Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours

Strap: Adjustable black gummy alligator sewn onto black rubber with red stitching

Clasp: Micro-blasted black PVD steel Big Bang deployant buckle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A masterpiece of elegance and technology, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater unveils a magnificent mechanism that produces an intense sound. Its acoustic merits and the purity of its lines rely on over 220 years of tradition and excellence of Girard-Perregaux watches. The timepiece symbolises all the expertise associated with Girard-Perregaux timepieces that pushes back the boundaries of watchmaking with grandes complications.

It is one of the few watches to combine mechanical excellence with exceptional musical qualities to such a degree. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater model pays homage to the most prestigious of Haute Horlogerie traditions. Pure design, noble materials and a beautiful complication: the piece from Girard-Perregaux displays all the signs of an exceptional timepiece.

 

The classic, elegant exterior of this Girard-Perregaux watch houses one of the greatest of grandes complications: the minute repeater. The invention of repeater watches was originally intended to meet the need to strike the hours during the night before the existence of electric lighting. Today, the charm of striking the hours, quarters and minutes makes it one of the best-loved complications for enthusiasts of beautiful watchmaking.

The construction of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater watch fully respects the great watchmaking tradition. The creation of the sound relies on a device that requires the presence of two circular gongs coiled inside the case and small hammers that strike them at regular intervals. In order to create a vibration to produce the sound that comes closest to perfection, the tuning of the chimes remains one of the most delicate elements; one that Girard-Perregaux takes particular care in refining.

The watch’s special design required thorough research into acoustic qualities. In particular, the Girard-Perregaux worked on three construction points on the case. The diameter of the calibre and the interior diameter of the case are perfectly balanced, a ratio that guarantees maximum resonance. The case-back is curved in order to increase the volume of air between the movement and the case, which significantly improves the propagation of the sound in this Girard-Perregaux watch. Finally, the lower part of the case-back is diamond-polished, an operation that allows acoustic interference to be reduced.

GIRARD-PERREGAUX 1966 MINUTE REPEATER

Technical specifications

Polished pink gold case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Bezel: round diamond-polished and shot-blasted interior

Case-back: closed by 4 screws with anti-reflective sapphire crystal, all inscriptions hand-engraved

Case dimensions: 42.00 mm

Water resistance: 30 metres

Crown: pink gold with engraved GP logo

Dial: white enamel, pink gold applied numerals

Hands: Leaf-shaped, blued and diamond-polished piece by piece

Girard-Perregaux E09-0001 movement

Mechanical with manual winding

Display: hours, minutes, small seconds

Dimensions: 14¼”’ – 32 mm

Total height: 5.36 mm

Number of components: 317

Jewels: 27

Power reserve: minimum100 hours

Winding: manual

Variable inertia balance wheel

“Rounded” gold balance bridge, half-arrow type

Frequency: 21,600 vibrations / hour (3 Hz)

Mainplate: rhodium-plated and circular-grained

Bridges: Côtes de Genève, polished re-entrant angles

Striking mechanism with two opposing hammers, hours, quarter hours, minutes

Striking-mechanism speed regulation via inertia wheel, countersprings accessible on the bridge side, inverted minutes rack; conventional striking gongs.

Strap in full black matt alligator

Pink gold ardillon buckle

Numbered edition

Reference 99650-52-711-BK6A

References

Pink gold: 25882-52-121-BB6B

Steel: 25882-11-121-BB6B

 

Thanks and credit to TimeZone Forums for the information.

It is one of the few watches to combine mechanical excellence with exceptional musical qualities to such a degree. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater model pays homage to the most prestigious of Haute Horlogerie traditions. Pure design, noble materials and a beautiful complication: the piece from Girard-Perregaux displays all the signs of an exceptional timepiece.

One of deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry’s most sought after brands of fine timepieces is Jaeger-LeCoultre. Jaeger-LeCoultre has continued to advance and improve their products since their inception.
“After 10 years of non-stop innovation in the world of the tourbillion, what is there still left to invent? Which new additional functions could further complete the tourbillon of the future? Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the new Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon, the first watch with a multi-axis tourbillon to give an accuracy that will display the time with extreme precision, thanks to a small seconds hand equipped with a flying set return which enables the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch to be adjusted to a precise instance of time. The Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon is today an authentic revolution in the field of Grande Complication models, stemming from almost 180 years of history and invention unique to Jaeger-LeCoultre.”

Determining how a watch company got its name is pretty straight forward, they are usually named after the founders.  Breguet, Abraham-Louis Breguet.  Patek Philippe, Norbert Patek founded his watch company and later hired Adrien Philippe.  Jaeger-leCoultre, Edmond Jaeger joined forces with the company Antoine LeCoultre founded 80 years prior.  Girard-Perregaux, Constant Girard married Marie Perregaux and took charge of her family’s manufacturer.

Some are a bit tricker.  TAG Heuer began as Heuer Watch Mfg in 1860 and in 1985 the French firm Techniques d’Avant Garde bought them.  Viola!, TAG Heuer.  Bell & Ross, Bruno Belamich and Carlos Rosillo.  Bell & Ross not only is easier to say but it fits on the dial much better.  Hublot is an Italian word for porthole.  Bonus points if you can get Maurice Lacroix.  He was on the board of the Swiss firm Desco when they changed their watch manufacture from private label to a branded watch.

Some incorporate the region of the manufacturer.  IWC Schaffhausen is located in Schaffhausen Switzerland, north of Zurich.  Glashütte Original is in Glushutte in the Saxony region of Germany.  Lange & Sohne is located there as well, named after Ferdinand Lange of course.

And then there’s Rolex.  Hans Wilsdorf started his watch company in London in 1905.  Perhaps the name Wilsdorf was difficult to pronounce or like B&R didn’t fit the dial well.  Whatever the reason, he registered the trademark Rolex in 1908 and a brand was born.  There is much conjecture behind the name including the odd one that Rolex is the sound made when the watch is wound…hmmm.  James Dowling of TimeZone claims that Rolex was simply made up.  This falls neatly into the theory of the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.  Wherever the name came from, Rolex isn’t talking which makes it all speculation.  But that’s usually the fun part.