One of the real treats in Girard Perregaux's
newer 1966 collection watch line up is this 1966 Annual Calendar & Equation of Time watch. Last year it was presented in rose gold
and this year we get a white gold version. Although complex, the watch itself feels simple and approachable. While I was unsure what to make of the odd assortment of asymmetric details on the dial at first, I have come to appreciate the piece after spending some time with it.
One of the theories I believe, behind the layout design is ease of reference. That means not having to visually search too long for what you are looking for. Not only are dials in unique places on the dial, but they also have their own unique style of hands. In time, wearers of the watch will quickly be able to search what they are looking for on the dial. The beautifully made and decorated in-house Girard-Perregaux GP033M0 automatic movement has the time, annual calendar (with date and month), and an equation of time indicator. The annual calendar only needs to be adjusted once each (non-leap year) year, and the equation of time is a nifty guide of how much "civil" time is deviating at any moment from solar time (really only plus or minus 15 minutes at any given time).
Even with all the details it remains a simple look and never harsh on the eyes. The case is modest in size at 40mm wide, and like I said, the case is available in 18k rose or white gold. A great watch so those looking for complex, original, yet classic looking pieces. Price is over $30,000.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review