Girard-Perregaux - 1966 Small Seconds Watches

On the occasion of its 220th anniversary, Girard-Perregaux is offering a limited series of 100 pieces of the 1966 Small Seconds: a veritable hymn to the old 19th century pocket watches from which it takes its style, the timepiece features a hand-painted grené-finished dial on which stand out refined painted Arabic numerals, a chemin de fer minute track, a small seconds counter at 9 o'clock and a date display at 3 o'clock. The signature "Maison founded in 1791" at 6 o'clock is a reminder of the brand's origins. Made of pink gold, with a 38-millimetre-diameter case, it is equipped with the GP3300 calibre. The caseback is engraved with two commemorative dates: 1889, when Girard-Perregaux was awarded the Gold Medal at the Paris Exhibition for its pocket watch to be called 'La Esmeralda', the most famous example of a Tourbillon with three Gold Bridges; and 1900, when the House was named a member of the jury of the Universal Exhibition. The new 1966 Piccoli Secondi will be officially presented at Sihh 2012. Price: 12,900 euros.