Extraordinary quality and generational inheritance are two characteristics Château Latour and GP Girard-Perregaux share. The products of both brands are distinguished by their place of origin, and the unique terroir gives the products a distinctive charm. Now, two prestigious brands have combined to design a slim and elegant watch – the 1966 Château Latour Limited Edition fake watch, with a dial made of Château Latour’s cobblestones. It combines the styles of the two brands and exudes timeless charm.
A legacy of elegance and exceptional quality
Since its founding in 1791, Girard-Perregaux has created high-level timepieces one after another, always pursuing extraordinary quality with firm enthusiasm.
In 1966, Girard-Perregaux won the Centenary Award of the Neuchâtel Observatory in Switzerland for its first high-frequency movement, Gyromatic HF (36,000 vibrations/hour), creating a new milestone in the brand’s history. The 1966 series stands out for its elegant, simple, slim, and timeless style.
Terroir – the unique influence of the place of origin
Chateau Latour can be described as having “extraordinary quality” and “ancestral expertise.” This extraordinary winery is located near the Gironde estuary. Chateau Latour was founded in 1331 and has been listed as one of France’s five best “Premiers Crus Classés” in the Médoc region since 1855. The people who work in the vineyards and cellar pass on the extraordinary culture of the winery from generation to generation. Luxury replica watches.
Since 1847, Girard-Perregaux has been closely connected with the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. Today, La Chaux-de-Fonds is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich watchmaking heritage. The architectural style of the entire town is heavily influenced by its primary industries, with factory construction tending to take advantage of natural light. In addition, a network of professional suppliers has gradually developed and strongly supports the development of various brands in the region. The unique terroir of La Chaux-de-Fonds injects a unique charm into every Girard-Perregaux timepiece.
As a world-famous “creative incubator,” La Chaux-de-Fonds is home to a large number of big names and talents, such as the architect Le Corbusier, the poet Blaise Cendrars, Famous figures such as Louis Chevrolet, the founder of the Chevrolet brand, have all made outstanding achievements here. This is very consistent with the brand connotation of GP Girard-Perregaux. For more than 200 years, the brand has been working hard in professional watchmaking and is committed to becoming a pioneer in the high-end watch industry. Deeply rooted in its long heritage, Girard-Perregaux always maintains a far-sighted vision, actively embraces new technologies, utilizes advanced materials, and strives to find creative ways to create pleasing aesthetics.
The mild climate, complex geological conditions, and geographical location close to the river mouth have jointly created the unique terroir of Chateau Latour. The soil under the winery’s vines is covered with a layer of pebbles: light-colored pebbles reflect light and accelerate photosynthesis. In contrast, dark-colored pebbles absorb sunlight and release heat at night. Girard-Perregaux is deeply aware of the charm of cobblestones and chose light-colored pebbles from the vineyards of Chateau Latour to make the dial, creating a unique watch limited to 18 pieces in the world.
Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, said: “Girard-Perregaux and Château Latour have a lot in common. Both brands have a rich history, expertise accumulated over centuries, and Unique skills passed down from generation to generation. We understand the importance of people and reflect their passion and skills in the products we create. At the same time, we also recognize that terroir is the key to the extraordinary quality of our products. We are very pleased to be able to Working hand in hand with world-renowned wineries.”
Each dial is the result of 30 hours of meticulous work.
Each dial is crafted by hand and embodies the painstaking efforts of the artisans. First, each pebble must be finely cut and polished to a pebble disk with a thickness of only 0.45 mm and then installed on a brass base. The final dial has a total thickness of only 0.70 mm. Since natural pebbles are used, each piece is different in appearance and construction. These differences make the production of each dial challenging, resulting in some dials failing to meet standards or even cracking. The production of each dial takes 30 hours of meticulous work, and only the best among them can be finally used on the watch. In addition, the potential fragility of the pebbles needs to be considered to ensure that the application of the dial does not compromise the accuracy and reliability of the movement. The result is that each dial has a distinctive appearance and is unparalleled in its exclusivity.
Frédéric Engerer, CEO of French wine group Artémis Domaines and Château Latour, said: “Beautiful things are not just functional, they are works of art. The people who create these masterpieces also My own beauty, patience, professionalism and love are imbued in the work. Through this collaboration, our amazing pebbles are combined with the exquisite and extraordinary Swiss art of watchmaking.”
Rich elements, harmonious integration
The case of the 1966 Chateau Latour limited edition watch complements the charming tones of the dial. The rose gold material makes the yellow texture on the pebble dial more vivid and eye-catching. The golden willow leaf-shaped hour and minute hands are elegant and precise, echoing the slender hour markers. The central seconds hand and date window make the watch more versatile. In the winemaking industry, time’s importance is self-evident and a prerequisite for making fine Bordeaux wines.
The sapphire crystal glass case back is decorated with the Chateau Latour logo, fully revealing the style of the GP03300 movement inside. This self-winding movement features rich and exquisite surface finishing techniques, including chamfering, circular graining, circular and linear Côtes de Genève, engraving, mirror polishing, brushing, snailing, and a sunray pattern. The movement is entirely built by the brand, and most of the watch’s components are purchased locally, with 90% of the components purchased within the 100 kilometers around La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The 1966 Château Latour limited edition watch harmoniously blends the terroir of the winery with the exquisite watchmaking skills of the famous local brand GP Girard-Perregaux in La Chaux-de-Fonds. This watch is limited to 18 pieces worldwide and is only available to private customers at Chateau Latour and the GP Girard-Perregaux House in La Chaux-de-Fonds.