WATCHES THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME
http://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/girard-perregaux This 43mm Girard-Perregaux WW.TC in 18-karat rose gold is a luxury watch for collectors who love complications and manufacture pedigrees. Sporty in its proportions but refined enough to pass black-tie muster, the Girard-Perregaux WW.TC offers an almost overwhelming catalog of content to its fortunate owner. GP takes its celebrated WW.TC Chronograph series and enhances the warmth of its signature timepiece with a combination of slate metallic dial and rose gold. At center, the sunburst metallic dial is cool, radiant, and imposing; accents of applied red gold enliven the imagery. Corresponding 18-karat feuille hands offer easy reference to the local time. The sunken registers of the WW.TC chronograph reside discreetly below the primary time display. At the periphery of the dial, a local date window and 24-hour world time reference system offer functionality that no “GMT” or “Dual Time” watch can rival. Using the world time chapter ring, the owner of a Girard-Perregaux WW.TC can reference instantly the time in all 24 major time zones and keep track of the window for traders in one zone to execute transactions with professionals in another. The Girard-Perregaux haute horlogerie pedigree is present in force. Not only does this complicated chronograph integrate a world time function, but it does so while accommodating a chronograph, jump-date, automatic winding system, and AM/PM indication. Girard-Perregaux is a true manufacture that designs and fabricates almost every portion of its watches. While this may sound elementary to casual observers of the luxury watch sector, it is also extremely rare; most Swiss watchmakers outsource heavily. The complex contours, exquisite finish, and superb ergonomics of the 43mm case and matching 18-karat deployant buckle are the products of Girard-Perregaux’s in-house case fabrication team. A GP033C0 automatic movement can be viewed through the sapphire case back, and it offers the owner a clinic in fine finish. Beveled bridges, grained levers, perlaged plates, and polished screws speak to the level of attention and traditional hand-labor lavished on this piece. This 43mm rose gold Girard-Perregaux WW.TC World Time Chronograph can be viewed in high-resolution images at thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.