Meet Girard-Perregaux Time Traveller Watches

Apr 12, 2013
Girard-Perregaux introduces its new Traveller collection. The novelties demonstrate a refined and modern style. They are both casual and elegant. The collection includes two models a chronograph watch with time zone indication, and a moon phases and large date model.

The new Traveller collection is characterized by sleek lines and dynamic curves. The surface of the 44 mm case features alternating satin-brushed and polished finishes that capture and reflect the light, underlining each design detail. The dials present the time display in relief.

The oscillating weight and the folding clasp are devoted to the arrow of the brands signature three gold Bridges.

The Traveller moon phases and large date watch immediately makes one feel its modernity. The steel case is built from 30 elements, catching the glance by a subtle interplay of satin-brushed and polished surfaces.

The slightly spherical opaline dial features the time with an effect of depth with help of the plunging beveled minute scale. The dial is graced by applique hour-markers with luminescent tips pointing towards the center. The hour and minute hands are also provided with a luminescent material. The dial indications are elegantly laid out. The large date window found at 12 oclock is topped by a polished GP applique. The moon phases are presented along with the small seconds at 7.30. The power reserve display is found at 4.30.

The heart of the new Girard-Perregaux watch is a self-winding mechanical movement in-house caliber GP03300. The 35-jewel movement, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, gives an advantage of a 46-hour power-reserve.

Due to an innovative design, the moon phases and power reserve display mechanisms are linked directly to the barrel. The remarkably precise lunations are presented on a wheel in continuous rotation. They have to be adjusted just by one day in 122 years. The corrector is found on the case at 10 oclock.

You will notice that the design for the moon is highly realistic. The image depicts the visible face of the moon it is created on a mineral glass and then metalized with a gentle gradation from black to gray making one think of the Milky Way. The sky is studded by silvery stars. The display is framed by a satin-brushed circular border bearing the divisions of the small seconds.

The instantaneous large date jumps in 15 milliseconds. The work of the date display mechanism is based on a system patented by the brand. It incorporates two disks a transparent disk and a matte disk, for the units and tens respectively. The disks, being just 0.10 mm thin, overlap with no borderline. The round contemporary calligraphy of the date numerals finely matches the overall design of the timepiece.

The new Girard-Perregaux Time Traveller moon phases and large date watch is presented on a black alligator leather strap perfectly integrated with the case for the utmost comfort on the wrist.

The model has been also created with a black or gray dial, a black ceramic bezel and a brown strap.

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