When l0oking for a classic looking worldtimer it’s worth to have a look at the Girard-Perregaux 1966 WW.TC. which was introduced earlier this year. Part of the 1966 collection that pays tribute to the year in which they presented the first high-frequency watch movement. Beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour to achieve exceptional precision-timing performance. Let’s have a closer look at this beautiful watch.
Girard-Perregaux 1966 WW.TC
First thing you will notice are the two crown on the opposite side of each other. Both are identical and have the GP logo on them. As with any watch the crown on the right side is used to set the time and wind the movement. This also synchronises the 24-hour disc. This ring features two semi-circles in black/white to distinguish between day and night. Nice details are the moon and sun at noon and midnight. With the other crown you can set the reference city at the top of the dial.
The case is made pink gold has a smooth and classic look with a modern 40mm size. This watch is also available in a steel case with either a leather or metal bracelet. Finished with a delicately polished bezel which creates a nice outline for the opaline dial. With a fine silver-toned grain it makes a great combo with the warm colour of the gold case. For the time display matching gold leaf shaped hands have been used. On the small seconds they used a contrasting blued hand.
Côtes de Genève
Through the sapphire caseback the in-house movement is clearly visible. Well finished with the ‘Côtes de Genève’ or Geneva stripes and perlage underneath the oscillating weight. On this model it’s made from 18k gold that matches the case perfectly. To support the 24-hour scale this movement has an added coupling mechanism that drives the rotating ring. Allowing you to always know what time is now in any of the 24 reference cities on the on the stationary outer ring.
This watch doesn’t come cheap at around 24K but we have to admit that it simply looks stunning. For just little over half the price this watch is available in steel on an alligator strap or on a steel bracelet for an additional 700 CHF which is actually quite a good deal.
More information can be found on the official Girard-Perregaux website.
Case material: Pink gold
Dimension: 40mm in diameter
Movement: in-house calibre GP03300-0022
Power: Min. 46 hours with automatic winding
Water resistance: 30meter / 3ATM
Dial: Silver opaling
Strap: 20mm alligator leather strap with top matching stitching
Buckle: Pink gold pin buckle
Girard-Perregaux 1966 WW.TC price is CHF 24.200 (MRSP incl. VAT)