Girard-Perregaux 1966 Ultra-Thin 41mm Watch Review

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Ultra-Thin 41mm Watch Review

Girard Perregaux 1966 Ultra Thin 41mm Watch Review   wrist time watch reviews

Last December we announced that Girard-Perregaux had donated a timepiece for a charity auction to support the UKRO (University Kidney Research Organization). The cause? The best. The timepiece? Gorgeous. Full disclaimer, the charity was started by aBlogtoWatch founder Ariel's uncle. Further disclaimer, Ariel proudly had nothing to do with the timepiece donation.

Now, almost a year later we have finally gotten a chance to spend a little QT (very intimate quality time) with the same model donated for the auction – the Girard-Perregaux 1966 41mm in pink gold. Launched last year as a complement to the existing 38mm version, the new 41mm piece is a stunning addition to the 1966 collection and a worthy contender amongst the growing segment of ultra-slim, dedicated dress pieces available in precious metals.

Girard Perregaux 1966 Ultra Thin 41mm Watch Review   wrist time watch reviews

Girard Perregaux 1966 Ultra Thin 41mm Watch Review   wrist time watch reviews

At first glance, the 41mm version doesn’t look much different than its predecessor, and that’s not a bad thing. The dial is clean and uncluttered with a silver satin finish and applied gold markers at 3,6,9 and 12. The remainder of the markers are simple drawn black lines, executed without much ado and effectively evoking historical designs from the brand’s history. A date window rests at 3, and the only writing on the dial is the “GP Girard-Perregaux” branding below the 12 o’clock marker and “Automatic Swiss Made” at 6. The hour and minute hands are gold feuille, and the central seconds hand is blued-steel, adding a subtle dash of color.

Power for the 1966 comes from the in-house caliber GP01800-0004 automatic winding movement. This ultra-thin movement runs at 28,800 vph (4 Hz), and features an 18K pink gold rotor, 28 jewels, and has an increased power reserve of 54 hours (over 48 on the 38mm version). In keeping with the overall theme of the timepiece, the simply decorated but attractive movement is visible through a display back.

Girard Perregaux 1966 Ultra Thin 41mm Watch Review   wrist time watch reviews

7 comments
Mode One Charlie
Mode One Charlie

Understated perfection for 17 large...And worth every penny.

spiceballs
spiceballs

A classic of a classic, and yes, to my eyes too, a near perfect dress watch.

MID
MID

Damn near perfect.

Grinnie Jax
Grinnie Jax

Simply beautiful, can't stop gazing at it

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

"This is everything a dress watch should be."

Indeed it is.

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

Compared, price-wise, to a PP Calatrava or a VC Patrimony, this watch is a steal (it's all relative I guess). A nice, understated and very classy watch.

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