Meet Girard-Perregaux World Wide Time Control Chronograph

Aug 10, 2010
Located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the watchmaking house of Girard-Perregaux has a long history, which dates back to 1791. The brand has built a solid reputation with its exceptional watch collections, including the one named the (World Wide Time Control). Manufactured in 2000, the line was destined to become the brand’s iconic creation.

The undeniable highlight of the Girard-Perregaux watches is surely its “World Time” display function. This feature ensures the simultaneous presentation of all time zones on the dial. This extraordinary system is based on the brand’s ingenious coupling mechanism. It is applied for driving a ring, which serves to display the time for 24 time zones. The hour ring provides a day/night contrast function which considerably facilitates its reading.

The World Wide Time Control Chronograph watch is powered by a manufactory-made self-winding mechanical movement - GP033C0 calibre. Incorporating 63 jewels, this mechanism operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and boasts a 46-hour power reserve.

The caliber demonstrates finishes performed in the best watchmaking traditions. Circular graining on the main plate, Cotes de Geneve embellishments on the bridges and oscillating weight as well as blued steel screws can be admired through the transparent sapphire case-back of the watch.

The stainless steel case is 13.4 mm thick and measures 43 mm in diameter. The water-resistance of the Girard-Perregaux watches is down to 50 meters.

The Girard-Perregaux World Wide Time Control Chronograph watch is teamed with a matte black alligator strap, which terminates in a deployant buckle. The timepiece has been also released in a version, accessorized with a steel bracelet.

The watch is aimed at watch enthusiasts, who appreciate contemporary design and impeccable functionality.

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