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Girard-Perregaux 1966 ww.tc

The 1966 collection welcomes a ww.tc model with world time complication

Playing an integral part in the quest for innovation since 1791, Girard-Perregaux is now reinterpreting one of its most iconic models: the ww.tc. More relevant than ever in a globalised world, the world time function is for the first time available in the most stylish collection of urban watches from the Maison: 1966.

From the automaton watch in the 18th century to the latest Constant Escapement, the history of Girard-Perregaux, which celebrated its 225th anniversary in 2016, has been punctuated by an abundance of landmark creations. With 80 patents to its name, Girard-Perregaux now encompasses the full range of watchmaking skills, from movement development through to finishing operations.
The ww.tc holds a place of its own within this prestigious context. Perpetuating the noble tradition of short-time measurement and custodian of significant Fine Watchmaking expertise, the Manufacture is indeed one of the rare few to have combined the chronograph and world time functions. This association gave rise to the ww.tc, the abbreviation for World Wide Time Control. Its two characteristic crowns on either side of the case soon made it one of the brand’s most iconic models.


Despite its sophistication, the new 1966 ww.tc is amazingly user-friendly in terms of both legibility and handling. A rotating 24-hour disc surrounding the chapter ring features two black/white semi-circles to distinguish between day and night. Settings are performed via the two crowns at 9 and 3 o’clock: the first serves to position the reference city at noon; and the second to adjust the hours and minutes – with which the 24-hour disc is automatically synchronised.

Powered by a Manufacture automatic movement - Caliber GP03300-0022/0027 - fitted with an additional module developed in-house, the 1966 ww.tc is endowed with a 46-hour power reserve. This calibre enables the time and reference city to be set in both directions, a manoeuver that is prohibited on most movements. Finally, the perpetual sweep of the small seconds hand at 6 o’clock serves as a reliable operating indicator.

In tribute to a particularly important year for Girard-Perregaux, the 1966 collection is distinguished by several distinctively elegant characteristics: the 40mm case, waterresistant to 30 m, is topped by a slim, delicately polished bezel framing a generous opaline dial, protected by a sapphire crystal glass and swept over by the line’s signature “leaf-type” hands. The transparent case-back reveals a mechanism meticulously straight-grained, chamfered, circular-grained and adorned with Côtes de Genève.


The Girard-Perregaux 1966 ww.tc is available in two versions: one in pink gold with a black alligator leather strap and the other in stainless steel, with an alligator strap or  steel bracelet.

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Ever since 1791, Girard-Perregaux has been pursuing its course in the best tradition of Fine Watchmaking. The Maison’s history has been characterised by legendary timepieces that combine cutting-edge design with innovative technology.

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