Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy

Conjuring a sky full of stars

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy
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Iconic design, reinvented. Technical excellence. Refined elegance. Variety. The new 1966 Orion has it all. The timepiece is a modern twist on the classic 1966 collection with three ultra-thin cases and two different aventurine dial colours (one blue and one black) that conjure up a sky full of stars.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy

The timepiece pays tribute to the great epic in Greek mythology where the god Zeus places a giant huntsman among the stars as the constellation Orion. The three elegant interpretations in the collection are a poetic reference to the three bright stars alighting his belt. The aventurine dials recall the constellation, which includes two of the ten brightest stars seen from Earth.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy

Chinese astronomers knew Orion as Shen (參), a great warrior doing battle in the sky with a belt of three stars. It is one of the rare cases where a constellation was visualised almost exactly the same way in China as Europe.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy

The domed surface increases the feeling of depth against the black or blue aventurine dials recalling a twinkling night sky. The contrast of the glittery aventurine with the silver, black or golden tones of the cases and indexes exudes the refined elegance of the 1966 collection. Available in steel, DLC steel and pink gold, the collection offers a trilogy of variety.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy

Even more than its starry aesthetic, the 1966 Orion trilogy represents a triumph in watchmaking by successfully curving the thin aventurine dial into its doomed shape. As brittle and delicate as glass, this is extremely difficult to achieve amongst even the finest and most skilled watchmakers.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy

The accomplishment proudly builds on the heritage of the 1966 collection, a period of pioneering feats for Girard-Perregaux in chronometry. From introducing the first high-frequency movement and launching the first quartz watch produced at an industrial scale to the many prizes received from the Neuchâtel Observatory.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy

The 1966 collection is renowned for its mechanical watches with round and ultra-thin cases, smoky dials, leaf-type hands and tapered hour-markers. The 1966 Orion trilogy is similarly slender with finely balanced lines paired with the reliability and precision of a self-winding movement.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Orion trilogy Technical Specifications and Price

References

  • Steel 49555-11-435-BB4ACHF 8’700 (Swiss recommended tax-inclusive retail price)
  • Steel with DLC treatment 49555-11-631-BB6D CHF 9’500 (Swiss recommended tax-inclusive retail price)
  • Pink gold 49555-52-431-BB4ACHF 17’900 (Swiss recommended tax-inclusive retail price)

Case

  • Material: steel / steel with DLC treatment / pink gold
  • Diameter: 40.00 mm
  • Height: 9.40 mm
  • Glass: sapphire double anti-reflective, domed
  • Case-back: sapphire crystal / smoky sapphire crystal on the steel DLC version
  • Dial: domed outer edge, blue aventurine / black aventurine on the steel DLC version
  • Hands: leaf-shaped hands
  • Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Movement

  • Reference: GP03300-0132/0139
  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • Diameter: 25.60 mm (111/2’’’)
  • Height: 3.36 mm
  • Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
  • Number of components: 218
  • Number of jewels: 27
  • Power reserve: min. 46 hours
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, central second, date

Strap

  • Material: hand-patinated blue alligator with stitching / hand-patinated anthracite alligator with stitching on the steel DLC version
  • Buckle: pin buckle in steel / steel with DLC treatment / pink gold

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