Just as its name suggests, the 1966 Chronograph is Girard-Perregaux’ latest timepiece, in fact a very limited edition version of the original 1966 Chronograph transformed in a genuine modern-day timepiece.
The base of this brand new watch is, you guessed it, the original 1066 Chronograph, in physical terms. The watchmakers at Girard-Perregaux have added a pulsometer scale which measures the pulse of the wearer. There are more modifications compared to the old 1966 Chronograph, like the bright orange seconds register, placed closer to the dial. The outer rim houses the pulsometer scale and looks/works just like the tachymeter scale, aiding the doctor rear the patient’s heart rate just like the driver/wearer does in calculating speed. However, the number the seconds hand points after the doc counts 30 heart beats is the patient’s heart beat.
Sadly, this gorgeous timepiece will strictly be available in 20 units, exclusively at Parisian retailer Dubail, in Place Vendôme. It will reportedly be available in two versions, 10 watches in 18-carat rose gold and the other 10 in 18-carat white gold. The price tags match the exclusivity of this limited edition – the rose gold version costs €24,700 (approximately $31,730), while the white gold model can be purchased at €26,100 (or around $33,520).