Go globetrotting with Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 WW.TC timepiece

Go globetrotting with Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 WW.TC timepiece

The frequent flyer fast pass

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Chart a myriad of time zones with a handy world time function now presented in Girard-Perregaux’s iconic 1966 model

Fresh off SIHH 2017 with a lineup of Laureato novelties to tempt even the fussiest of watch aficionados, Girard-Perregaux is following up on the buzz with the 1966 WW.TC, a new horological complication meant for the connected individuals zipping across the globe. Abbreviated for 'World Wide Time Control', the WW.TC comes parcelled in the silhouette of the maison's signature 1966 collection where two crowns on either side of its slim bezel border the watch.

The first world time complication to be offered from the 1966 series, the timepiece keeps pace with 24 cities via a rotating 24-hour disc encircling a black-and-white chapter ring that distinguishes between day and night. Enhanced with an ease of use, the aforementioned duo-crowns regulate the settings: The one at 9 o'clock positions the reference city at noon, while the 3 o'clock crown adjusts the hours and minutes, which is automatically synchronised with the 24-hour disc, allowing one to reference the time of day in a snap. Further augmenting the WW.TC's utility, an in-house automatic movement developed with an additional module enables the time and reference city to be set in both directions — a feature unique to Girard-Perregaux. 

Accompanied by a small seconds counter perched at 6 o'clock, the sleek elegance of the timepiece comes together with a pair of 'leaf-type' hands and an opaline dial that plays off the polished 40mm frame in pink gold or steel. Flipping the watch over reveals a transparent caseback where every pulse of the Côtes de Genève-adorned calibre can be traced. Now this is the savvy travel buddy you won't want to leave home without.

The Girard-Perregaux WW.TC is available exclusively at authorised retailer, The Hour Glass.