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Girard-Perregaux Pour Ferrari F2003-GA WW.TC World Chronograph Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/girard-perregaux This 43mm Girard-Perregaux Pour Ferrari F2003-GA in stainless steel 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 Pour Ferrari F3003-GA World Chronograph offers an almost overwhelming catalog of content to its fortunate owner. GP takes its celebrated WW.TC Chronograph series and enhances the enthusiast appeal of its signature timepiece with a tribute to Ferrari and its long-time Grand Patron, Gianni Agnelli of FIAT. Agnelli was a giant of Italian industry, politics, and pop culture. As the driving force behind FIAT for over half a century, Agnelli ranked among Italy’s wealthiest, best-known, and most loved figures. A paragon of style and an inveterate enthusiast of top-level motorsports, Agnelli’s support of the fabled Ferrari marque restored the luster lost in the years following Enzo Ferrari’s death. Under Agnelli, both Ferrari road cars and the Formula One Scuderia racing program returned to glory. Naturally, Gianni Agnelli’s passing prior to the 2003 racing season was due cause for recognition by Ferrari – which named its 2003 F1 challenger after the FIAT chief – and Ferrari’s high horology partner, Girard-Perregaux. 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 lightweight titanium 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 stainless steel Girard-Perregaux Pour Ferrari F2003-GA WW.TC World Time Chronograph can be viewed in high-resolution images at thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.