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Girard Perregaux ww.tc Chronograph

by Philip Kaspar
27 August, 2012
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

Girard Perregaux ww.tc chronograph

An enduring Girard-Perregaux classic, the ww.tc chronograph still keeps pace with the times. Combining practicality, design and technical sophistication, the world time function provides a simultaneous display of all time zones on its dial, as well as date and small seconds, a chronograph function and a day/night indicator.

This time around, for even greater legibility, Girard-Perregaux has improved the dial details and accentuated the colour contrasts. The dial is thoughtfully laid out with all the temporal information well-arranged and organised. There’s just one thing, when I went to school, ‘Riyad’ had an ‘h’ at the end of it.

Nonetheless, the watch is a supremely practical watch with a more sporty style. The silver-finish multi-level dial excels itself in its coloring contrasting black and white, while red focuses the eye on the key elements. The indices, figures and hours and minutes hands are enhanced with a luminescent material. The day/night indicator is instantly identifiable, as are the chronograph counters which are finished in black. The ww.tc collection created by Girard-Perregaux in 2000, has quickly become a recognised icon of the brand.

Girard Perregaux ww.tc

The steel case is 43mm in diameter and water resistant to 30 metres. Inside is an in-house Manufacture GP033C0 movement which combines a chronograph and a world time indicator with a 46 hour power reserve.. Its exclusive system is based on a coupling mechanism featuring a ring that indicates 24 time zones for 24 named cities.

The workmanship, visible through the sapphire crystal case back, is hand finished while the plate features circular graining. The bridges and oscillating weight feature Côtes de Genève and the steel screws are blued.

Specifications

Steel case
Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 13,40 mm
Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 30m

Girard-Perregaux GP33C0 movement
Self-winding mechanism
Calibre: 13’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min 46 hrs
Jewels: 63
Functions: hours, minutes, world time with day/night indicator, chronograph, date seconds

Alligator skin strap with folding steel clasp

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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