The Girard-Perregaux 1966 – Bucherer Limited Edition, celebrates a highly successful ten year partnership between the Lucerne-based luxury watch and jewelry retail store and the Swiss luxury watch manufacture. This commemorative edition, limited to only 88 pieces, confirms the close links between the Bucherer and Girard-Perregaux companies.
Girard-Perregaux watches are one of the few remaining authentic Swiss watches, created by a Swiss Manufacture that designs, creates, develops and produces its own movements, cases, dials, in fact every last part of all of the watches in its collections.
The exclusive Girard-Perregaux 1966 Bucherer Limited Edition houses the Girard-Perregaux GP3300 calibre mechanical, self-winding movement, whose complexity and delicate finishes are visible through the timepiece’s press-in, Sapphire crystal case-back. And on-show this movement should be, for it was in 1966 when Girard-Perregaux produced its first high-frequency movement that was based on Gyromatic technology; hence the homage to this date in the collection’s name.
With a ‘simple’ set of functions, hours, minutes, seconds and a date window at three o’clock, a red gold case and a champagne coloured dial this watch has a classic and understated elegance. An elegance that is also achieved in the watch’s size, 38 mm in diameter and 8.5 mm in height.
Perhaps, with only 88 pieces available world-wide getting a Girard-Perregaux 1966 Bucherer Limited Edition on your wrist is not going to be that easy. But, The Watch Gallery in London has many other models of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection – all of which combine Girard-Perregaux’s watch-making excellence with its renowned elegant style.