Girard Perregaux 1966 Series Palladium Limited Full Calendar
In 2006, Girard-Perregaux launched the Girard-Perregaux 1966 series. For the 40th anniversary of the 100th Anniversary Award of the Neuchatel Observatory, the Chronometer Factory in 1966 was awarded with outstanding precision and timepiece technology. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 series contains the elegant image style and top technical level of the watch factory, and soon became the new generation of Girard-Perregaux classics.
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Palladium limited series full calendar appears in a rare palladium metal case, the date, week, month and month are equivalent to practical functions and perfect combination of timeless style, can be called a new generation of watchmaking art classic. Against the backdrop of perfect line proportions, time dances gracefully on the dial: slim young leaf-shaped hands, the day and month display windows on both sides of the 12 o’clock position, and the moon phase and date display at 6 o’clock in a balanced and symmetrical layout for clear display It is also pleasing to the eye, with both exquisiteness and unique style; the crystal glass case back sees the exquisite workmanship of the GP033M0 automatic GP movement made by GP Girard-Perregaux. The dazzling white palladium case showcases a distinguished value of 199 pieces: palladium is a member of the platinum family, which is twenty times rarer than gold, and its hardness and wear resistance are much stronger than gold, without the need for rhodium plating The bright light never fades; its rare and precious characteristics perfectly echo the timeless style of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 series.
GP 1966 Palladium limited calendar
Movement: GP 033M0 automatic winding, diameter 11 1/2 French minutes, vibration frequency 28,800 (4Hz), power reserve 46 hours, 27 stone
Function: Third hand, calendar indication, moon phase display, week, month indication
Case: Palladium, diameter 40mm, anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent sapphire case back, waterproof 30 meters
Strap: Alligator leather strap, palladium buckle
Global limit: 199 pieces, individually numbered
Price: NT $ 693,000 yuan
In history, the most feared warriors have shown their bravery by displaying the skull logo, which makes the enemy timid and dispel doom. Today, this pattern still appears on military equipment, such as uniforms, badges and aircraft. The famous ‘Skull Flag’ is a decorative element used as an amulet or resistance sign. BR 01SKULL BRONZE is loyal to this spirit, boldly displaying skulls and crossbones composed of bezels and screws, just like the former pirate flag. In addition, the hands on the embossed hive dial show another traditional pattern in the military field: sabers and daggers.
46mm square vintage bronze case, hand-engraved solid gold skull, hand-wound movement with four complex devices (tourbillon, adjuster, precision indicator and power reserve) and worn brown alligator leather strap: this one BR 01 SKULL BRONZE TOURBILLON combines the precision of a unique mechanical movement, the timeless beauty of a vintage case, and the provocative and symbolic meaning of the skull logo.
The tourbillon appears to be protected by the central skull of the watch, showing a rose gold rotating frame at the bottom of the dial. The tourbillon is regarded as the most advanced clock device. Its rotation can offset the measurement error caused by gravity, thereby improving the accuracy of the watch.
As a true masterpiece of craftsmanship, the production of this tourbillon movement and the integration of a unique case require the skills of brand engineers and top Swiss master watchmakers. To pay tribute to their craftsmanship, the back cover of the watch uses a transparent sapphire crystal date window, showing the main splint, gems and gear …
In order to give the new BR01 SKULL BRONZE a unique look, Bell & Ross made its case from bronze with micro-blasted surface treatment. This alloy contains 92% copper and 8% tin, presents a very unique color, and fully meets watchmaking quality standards. Bronze was a little pink or red gold at first, and patina appeared over time, giving it an unparalleled retro feel.
This retro look is a natural result of the bronze’s adaptation to the environment (temperature, humidity, friction, etc.). This patina does not affect the solidity and longevity of the material, and it will change according to the climate and seasons. This brings a unique color to BR 01 SKULL BRONZE, making each watch unique.
Bronze has been used by humans for thousands of years, but Bell & Ross has brought it into the modern era by adding grade 5 titanium to it. This makes the back cover less prone to allergies and is extremely lightweight, making it extremely comfortable to wear.
BR 01 SKULL BRONZE TOURBILLONBell & Ross will sell this unique watch at the OnlyWatch auction. The watch’s steampunk * style brings the prehistoric metal period to modern times.
This watch is reminiscent of the legendary treasure chest, so it will be displayed in a box made of precious wood, and its auction proceeds will be donated to the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (AMM) [Monaco Anti Muscular Atrophy Association] . In the center of the lid, visitors can see this watch’s ingenious core through a glass dome.
The 6th Unique Watch Charity Auction will be held in Geneva in November 2015, and the proceeds will be used to help study Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Watch auctions are held twice a year. The series will be unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 23 to 26, 2015, and will be exhibited in Europe, the United States and Asia.