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Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux

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Baselworld 2016 took place last week in Switzerland from March 17—24. Whitewall has been showcasing highlights from watchmakers and their newest and most novel timepieces. Next up are offerings from Girard-Perregaux.

The latest Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection features six, vintage-inspired time pieces with self-winding mechanisms. Known for their haute horlogerie pieces, the collection’s new additions include the 44mm, Skeleton, Perpetual Calendar, Dual Time, 50th Anniversary, and Chamber of Wonders.

The 44mm is an updated version of the original iconic 1966 model, featuring a steel case and a black alligator strap with a steel-folding buckle. Keeping in line with the Swiss manufacturer’s sleek designs, the Skeleton is an anthracite gray ruthenium movement has been skeletonized and consists of more than 170 components, including 25 jewels. The Perpetual Calendar piece, which displays the hour, minute, central seconds, and a detailed calendar with month and leap-year indications, is equally impressive with a minimum of 46 hours of power reserve.

Inspired by travel, the Dual Time addition is specifically dedicated to globetrotters. Featuring a similar design to that of the original 1966, the travelling watch is easily adjustable to showcase the local time thanks to the two push-buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock. The 50th Anniversary automatic model goes back to introduction of the Gyromatic concept in 1957, featuring blued steel screws and an oscillating weight with a “Côtes de Genève” decoration.

The brand mapped a new aesthetic with its exclusive special edition Chamber of Wonders collection, featuring three watches inspired by cartographic designs of the Renaissance in Europe. Each watch is rose gold and depicts three different antique cartographic interpretations of the world.

 

Baselworld 2016 took place from March 17—24.

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