Blue like the Earth. Black like the cosmos. Continuing with the “Earth to Sky” theme that debuted at SIHH, Girard-Perregaux introduces the 1966 Blue Moon.
The exosphere is the outermost layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. Deep black by nature, it almost merges into interplanetary space. Likewise, black largely dominates this revisited classic.
The 40mm watch has a black DLC-treated micro-blasted steel case and its integrated alligator leather strap has a matt black rubber-effect enhanced with elegant blue topstitching.
Water represents 70% of the Earth’s surface and is reflected in the atmosphere. The deep blue adorning the delicately curved dial visually resonates this.
Girard Perregaux 1966 Blue Moon
The hours, minutes and center seconds hands are now joined by a pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock featuring a red dot on the 31st day, surrounding the moon-phase indication, which simplifies read-off and facilitates ease of adjustment. Throughout the year, this timepiece will reveal the changing faces of the night star.
Time is marked by curved leaf type hands sweeping over baton-type hour-markers. From design through to hand-finished details, great care has been lavished on the 1966 Blue Moon.
Girard-Perregaux has equipped this new model with Calibre GP3300-0115, comprising 276 components and six different finishes. The meticulously circular-grained, chamfered and mirror-polished mainplate and bridges, the blued screws and the oscillating weight adorned with Côtes de Genève, are revealed through its metalized glare-proofed sapphire case back.
The 1966 Blue Moon has a power reserve of at least 46 hours and is water-resistant to a splashproof 30 meters.