Girard-Perregaux seems to be having a wonderful start for 2017. At the 2017 SIHH event last week, the company unveiled some wonderful timepieces with baked-in technological innovations complemented by finished movements and sapphire back casings. So let us take a quick look what Girard-Perregaux had to show us.
1966 World Wide Time Control Collection
This unique timepiece from the 1966 collection comes with World Wide Time Control (WWTC)with dual-crown mounting on the either side of the dial. This 40mm 1966 WWTC features an aesthetic easy-to-read dial representing time from 24 cities across the globe. The hour and minute hand are circled with a 24-hour numeric ring with black and white semi-circles representing the night and day.
Of the two crowns, placed at the 9 and 3’oclock place, one is used as an adjustment for the hour and minute hand settings while the other is used for positioning the reference city, at noon. this helps for the 24-hour disc to get synchronized automatically. The second-hand has been placed at the 6’oclock position separately.
Looking at the back of the watch, you will find an automatic in-house module that allows users to set the reference city in both the directions. The stainless steel version is priced for $12,300 while the rose-gold version is priced for $23,800 along with a leather strap.
As seen in the above image, the dial features a tri-axial tourbillon, a moon-phase display, and a rotating globe for the day-night display making a complete turn in 24 hours.
Upon closely observing the globe, you will find a dedicated adjuster placed at the 2’oclock position for adjusting the moon-phase.
Cat’s Eye Celestial
The Cat’s eye Celestial is a women’s wrist watch that features a prominent moon-phase indicator at the center, 62 cut diamonds placed all across the dial RIM and marking the hours. You get 46 hours of power reserve with the manufacture’s movement. The Cat’s Eye Celestial is water-resistant with up to 30 meters. It is priced for $30,400 for an alligator leather strap and $45,300 for a rose-gold bracelet.
As a mark of its 225th anniversary, last year Girard-Perregaux presented its Laureato collection for both – men and women. The collection offers nearly 30 references across four different version of gold, steel, two-tone steel and the last featuring titanium elements.
All these watches come with a octagonal-bezel adorned with diamond pieces and placed within the round dial. The entire Laureto collection is available in alligator leather strap and metal bracelet which comes along with an additional rubber strap and tools.