1966 WW.TC REF : 49557-11-132-11A

A model following the design spirit of the watches of the 1960s and a tribute to Girard-Perregaux’s technical advances in the field of chronometry, crowned by the Neuchâtel Observatory Centenary Prize.

World timers heritage

Not only was the time once different between countries, even neighboring cities needed to set their clock differently. The need for a unified system emerfed in the late 19th Century, after the industrial revolution. In 1878, the Canadian engineer Sandford Fleming proposed to divide the globe into 24 time zones wherein the time would be the same. It was only in the early 1930s that the Genevan watchmaker Louis Cottier invented a watch displaying the time in all 24 time zones at once. In 1990, Girard-Perregaux presented its first world timer wristwatch and, in 2000, dedicated a whole collection to world timers : the WW.TC.
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WATCH

CASE

Material: 
steel
Diameter: 
40,00 mm
Height: 
12,00 mm
Case-back: 
sapphire crystal
Dial: 
silver opaline
Water resistance: 
3 ATM

STRAP

Size: 
20,00 / 16,00 mm
Material: 
steel
Buckle: 
folding
Buckle material: 
steel

MOVEMENT

CALIBRE

Number: 
GP03300-0027
Type: 
self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 
25,60 mm (11 1/2''')
Height: 
5,71 mm
Frequency: 
28,800 Vib/h - (4 Hz)
Number of components: 
248
Jewels: 
32
Oscillating weight: 
steeel
Finishes: 
Côtes de Genève, circular graining and bevelling
Power reserve: 
min. 46 hours

FUNCTIONS

hours, minutes, small seconds, world time with day and night indicator.

The Calibre GP03300-0027

The in-house GP03300 self-winding mechanical movement supports a unique coupling mechanism that drives the rotating ring with a military-style 24-hour scale on it, allowing to always know what time is now in any of the 24 cities represented on the stationary outer ring.

VARIATIONS

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1966
WW.TC
49557-11-132-11A
CHF 13700
(Swiss recommended tax-inclusive retail price)
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