The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph Doctor’s watches are extremely limited production timepieces with only 20 examples produced; 10 in white gold and 10 in rose gold. The watches will be available exclusively through Dubail boutique in Paris. You do not have to be a doctor to own one of these fine timepieces, but it would help to have a healthy bank account and an appreciation for retro watches.
The 1966 Chronograph Doctor’s watch is a retro timepiece and features a pulsometer scale on the dial; from what I understand, doctors in the early 20th century used scales like these to measure their patients’ pulse. I believe it works like this; when the second hand reaches a starting point, the doctor starts counting the patient’s heartbeats, when 30 beats are counted, whatever number the second hand is pointing at that moment is the patient’s heartbeat rate.
Girard-Perregaux has produced a few other “1966 Chronograph” watches; the difference in the Doctor’s watch is the addition of the pulsometer scale and the addition of the orange ring on the dial, with the seconds. The watches come in 40 mm cases and feature AR coated sapphire crystal on the front and sapphire display case back, with alligator leather straps. The watches are powered by in-house caliber GP030C0 automatic movements with 30 hours of power reserve and are water resistant to 30 meters.
The limited edition Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph Doctor’s watches are priced at €24,700 ($31,800 US) in white gold and €26,100 ($33,600 US) in rose gold. Via: GP