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Watch of the week: Girard Perregaux WW.TC World Timer Chronograph in white ceramic

by Philip Kaspar
30 October, 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.

WW.TC White Ceramic

No contest for watch of the week this week, it’s the dazzling new white ceramic WW.TC World Timer Chronograph from Girard Perregaux. It’s one of the slickest, most handsome watches to come along in a long while. The black sub dials with stand out red hands and the large graphic numerals contrast superbly against the clean white ceramic. All viewed through a smoked sapphire crystal lens.

While the “world times” function displays all the time zones simultaneously, the date, the small seconds, the chronograph function with flyback and day/night indicator are logical and easy to read.

Visible through the case’s sapphire back, the manufacture movement GP3300-0028 sits inside a protective titanium housing, developed by Girard-Perregaux’s engineers. This self-winding 13’’’ calibre offers 46 hours of power reserve. All finishing was carried out by hand. Quality and excellence abound including the fact that the mainplate is pearled, the bridges and the oscillating weight are decorated with Geneva Stripes, and the screws are in blued steel.

GP WW.TC close-up

This undoubtedly stunning looking 43mm WW.TC Chronograph will be made in a limited edition of only 20 pieces. There’s going to be a battle to own one, that’s for sure.

Specifications

White ceramic case (internal container in titanium), bezel in steel and white ceramic

Push buttons and crowns covered with black rubber.

Diameter: 43.00 mm

Case-back: black DLC coated titanium closed with 6 screws, smoked sapphire glass

Water resistance: 100 metres

Movement:Girard-Perregaux GP3300-0028

Self-winding mechanical

Functions: hour, minute, small second, world times with

day/night indicator, flyback chronograph, date

Calibre: 13 ’’’

Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)

Power reserve: 46 hours minimum

Jewels: 63 jewels

Black rubber strap

Clasp: folding, titanium

Limited edition of 20 pieces

Reference: 49820-32-712-FK6A

 

 

 

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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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