Girard-Perregaux Unveils Chronograph at Only Watch 09

Jul 01, 2009
The Girard-Perregaux watches are considered to be the most elegant up-to-date examples of timekeeping companions with world time complications and are found on the list of the brand's bestsellers.

Recognizing the attraction of the, Girard-Perregaux has manufactured an exceptional interpretation intended for the Only Watch event to be held in September. This charity auction of exclusive timepieces will take place in Monaco under the auspices of Prince Albert II. All funds realized from the sale will go to Monegasque Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Manufactured from high-tech black ceramic with an inner core made of titanium, the case of the Girard-Perregaux Ceramic Only Watch 09 chronograph boasts a diameter of 43 mm.

This case, stealthy and scratch-resistant, coordinates well with rubber accents on chronograph pushers and a winding crown.

The sapphire crystal, whose features include an elegant domed profile, is joined seamlessly to the domed bezel, exposing durable scratch-resistant protection to the special and colorful dials.

To create a handsome and sporty contrast, the chronograph counters are silvered against a black background. Both hour markers and hands feature luminous coatings for robust low-light visibility.

Day and night hours are accurately demarcated on the rotating 24-hour ring by means of glaring red for the hours from 6:00 to 18:00.

The traditional city of Paris on the outer city ring, indicating UTC/GMT +1, has been substituted for Monaco, performed in glaring red.

With the time set and the appropriate city oriented at 12 o'clock, the wearer of this Girard-Perregaux watch can read the times around the world.

The chronograph function with its efficient flyback mechanism permits the wearer to record successive intervals of elapsed time without stopping and resetting afterwards the central chronograph hand.

The Girard-Perregaux Ceramic Only Watch 2009 chronograph is powered by the manufacture GP 3387 automatic movement. Having 13 lignes in diameter and 8.20mm in overall height, this modular caliber manufactured by Girard-Perregaux demonstrates a balance wheel beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 40-hour power reserve. Six screws secure the case-back, which shows the delicately finished movement through a tinted sapphire crystal display.

The brand signature along with "Piece Unique", the reference number, the words "Ce/Ti No 1/1" to denote the case materials, as well as the exclusive manufacture of the model are etched on the back sides outer ring.

The Girard-Perregaux exclusive ceramic-cased chronograph watch will be put up for auction without a reserve price on the evening of September 24, 2009.

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