Girard Perregaux New Movement Girard Perregaux 1966 Column Wheel Chronograph Real Shot

GP Girard Perregaux proudly introduces a new member of the 3000 family: 3800-001 manual winding column wheel chronograph movement. This new design debuts in the elegant case of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection. Superb technology, classic style, will surely make the fans of high-end watches.

The history of GP Girard Perregaux and chronographs
 The modern chronograph with seconds hand and start / stop / reset function was first introduced in 1862 by Swiss watchmaker Adolphe Nicole, who lives in London. Constant Girard-Perregaux quickly became interested in these watches and improved or added complications, such as the chronograph with retrograde seconds and jump seconds introduced in 1880 and the retrospective chronographs introduced 9 years later. Chronograph with seconds hand, minute repeater and perpetual calendar function. In the history of GP Girard-Perregaux watches, there are various ‘doctor’s watches’ equipped with pulse meters, including pocket watches and watches. In addition to the medical profession, scientists and industrialists are also keen to use GP chronographs. For example, Count Zeppelin used these chronographs for time measurement in aviation flight tests in the early twentieth century. The brand and the chronograph have a long history: the latest masterpiece of this great tradition is here.

GP 03800 movement
 After five years of scientific and technological research and development, the 3,000-calibre family launched in 1994 added another new feature-the GP 03800 movement, which also follows the classic construction model of the traditional column wheel chronograph movement on the side of the bridge. It contains 312 parts, a diameter of 25.60 millimeters (or 11 ½ centimeters), an amazing thickness of 5.40 millimeters, and is equipped with 31 rubies. Its Microvar variable inertia balance vibrates at 28,800 times per hour. The date window can be set at 1:30, 3 or 6 o’clock. The small second hand is set at 9 o’clock. It is worth mentioning that this movement is an adaptable movement: in fact, it has the potential to load all types of complex functions on one side of the dial.

 The chronograph function display includes a central second hand and a minute instantaneous abacus. The hands of the abacus can jump instantaneously when the second hand has made a full circle, which is more convenient than reading the slow jump mechanism. The core soul of this integrated chronograph movement is the column wheel equipped with a steering clutch. In addition, it is equipped with a hammer pressure spring, which can tighten the hammer arm by means of an eccentric wheel, so that the hammer tip can be accurately positioned in the center of the minute hand wheel.

 The details are also refined: the bridge is chamfered and decorated with côtes de Genève; the steel parts are also chamfered and modified by ‘stretching lines’; the gears are rounded. Only the eccentric wheel is blued out, this is intentional, designed to avoid excessive design of the movement, and to allow watchmakers to position the adjustment.

New 1966 chronograph
 The 1966 series inherits the elegant and simple style of Girard-Perregaux watches, becoming the ideal carrier of GP 03800. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph combines superb technology and subtle elegance to strive for perfection, fully displaying the outstanding craftsmanship of the watch factory. This watch has a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 11.25 mm. It is made of rose gold and is finished with a polished finish. The watch is equipped with a double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal and a curved dial with a flat case back. Water-resistant to 30 meters. Two dial styles are available: silver-tone milky or dark gray. Both are equipped with a three-dimensional time scale that matches the color of the case and a ‘railway’ minute scale. The speedometer is embedded in a contrasting area of ​​the color layer. Like the small second hand and minute chronograph, it strengthens the personality of the watch. The hands are set with diamonds. The date is displayed in a three-dimensional window at 6 o’clock.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 column wheel chronograph
Technical specifications
Rose gold case
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Table mirror: anti-glare sapphire crystal (curved)
Case back: anti-glare sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters
Girard Perregaux GP03800-0001 movement
Manual winding column wheel movement
Movement: 11 ½ ‘French points
Frequency: 28800 times / hour-(4 Hz)
Gems: 31 rubies
Power reserve: minimum 58 hours
Number of parts: 312
Balance: Microvar variable inertia balance
Functions: hours and minutes display, date, column wheel chronograph, chronograph hands, 30-minute instantaneous abacus and small seconds
Hand-stitched brown alligator strap
Pin buckle
Model: 49529-52-131-BABA (silver dial)
Girard-Perregaux 1966 column wheel chronograph
Technical specifications
Rose gold case
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Table mirror: anti-glare sapphire crystal (curved)
Case back: anti-glare sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters
Girard Perregaux GP03800-0001 movement
Manual winding column wheel movement
Movement: 11 ½ ‘French points
Frequency: 28800 times / hour-(4 Hz)
Gems: 31 rubies
Power reserve: minimum 58 hours
Number of parts: 312
Balance: Microvar variable inertia balance
Functions: hours and minutes display, date, column wheel chronograph, chronograph hands, 30-minute instantaneous abacus and small seconds
Hand-stitched black alligator strap
Pin buckle
Model: 49529-52-231-BA6A (dark gray dial)