Enjoy Girard-Perregaux ww.tc John Harrison Watch

Jun 14, 2011
The acclaimed Girard-Perregaux ww.tc collection, indicating the time around the world, welcomes a new member, which pays tribute to John Harrison, one of the greatest British watchmakers and inventor of the H-4 timepiece.

The new Girard-Perregaux ww.tc John Harrison watch is delivered in a 41mm case, rendered in white gold. It demonstrates satin-brushed and polished finishes. The case is built to be 50-meter water-resistant.

On its top the new Girard-Perregaux watch is armed with a glare-proofed sapphire crystal. Its bottom is also fitted with a sapphire glass, secured by 6 screws. The transparent case-back allows the connoisseur’s eye to admire the brand’s proprietary hand-wound mechanical GP033G0 movement.

Paved with 26 jewels, the mechanism operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 46-hour power reserve.

It incorporates an engraved pink gold oscillating weight and an ingenious coupling mechanism. The latter drives a bicoloured ring, indicating the time in 24 time zones.

The world-time feature compliments the basic functions of hours and minutes, shown by rhodium-plated skeletonized leaf-shaped hands. They are immediate and clear on the dial, performed in champleve enamel.

The display of the new Girard-Perregaux ww.tc John Harrison watch features a map of the Atlantic Ocean. The map, in its turn, exhibits a trip undertaken by John Harrison's son William from Portsmouth, England, to Port Royal, Jamaica. It is highlighted by a silvered powder stretching. The journey, which lasted from November 1761 to March 1762, was aimed at testing the reliability of the H-4 timepiece.

The new Girard-Perregaux watch is mounted on a black alligator leather strap. It is finalized by a folding clasp in white gold.

The model is issued in a limited edition of 50 individually numbered pieces.

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