The 1966 collection from luxury Swiss watch-maker Girard-Perregaux (Kering Group) is the brand’s most popular, and most conservatively good looking, collection. So it’s natural that GP continue to add to the collection. The latest evolution is the 1966 Dual Time, which incorporates a new in-house movement and a second time zone into the understated 1966 design mix.
The new timepiece by GP has remained restrained, yet readable and functional (clear date and second time zone numerals), with enough details – like the red leaf second time zone hand, the noticeably raised indices and the two pushers at 2 and 4 are used to alter the second time, either forwards or backwards.
Housed in a round, pink gold case which measures 40mm in diameter, the case lugs snugly follow the lines of the wrist for added comfort and cutting edge design. Shielded with anti-reflective sapphire crystals, the water resistance of the case is assured down to 30 meters. The front sapphire crystal is surrounded by a beveled, polished bezel. This slightly convex sapphire glass covers a quite legible dial with baton-shaped hour markers and “railroad style” minute track.