What you see above is the Girard-Perregaux 1966 chronograph. This was a timepiece introduced back in 2010, but is beginning to show glimpse of becoming a cult watch icon. The reason for the 1966 in its name as it represents the first Girard-Perregaux timepiece or should I say the fist mechanical timepiece to offer an oscillation of 36,000 vph, the Gyromatic. Any watch aficionado would not hesitate to put Girard-Perregaux to be one of the most underrated watch brand in the Swiss market today. It easily is comparable to brand giants such as Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin and deservingly so. The manufacture has been making their own in-house manufactured movements for years. I’m not much of a gold guy when it comes to case material and styling but the 1966 chronograph above is stunning piece for a high-end chronograph and for almost half the price of its competitors at $29,000. Them folks at Hodinkee offered a fine review of this marvel of a timepiece, and just looking at the new website the Girard-Perregaux has unveiled, along with a one of kind “Mechanics of Style” blog within Girard-Perregaux owners, we are seeing perhaps a whole new wave of watchmaking prowess.