Introducing: The Girard-Perregaux 1966 WW.TC, A Dressier Take On The Manufacture's Worldtimer
By sheer affiliation, if nothing else, these more complicated pieces raise the profile of the 1966 collection, and advance Girard-Perregaux’s overall remaining in the world of high watchmaking. All of that is fine. It’s even dandy. However, what watch lovers really need is progression that they can actually feel and appreciate on their wrists. Accessible complications is by all accounts the name of the advanced game, and that is the place where the 1966 WW.TC (World Wide Time Control) comes in. There are essentially two sorts of progress addressed in this watch.
With this variant of the WW.TC, Girard-Perregaux has finally gotten the details right.
First and chief, for all the technical ability it displays, the G-P worldtimer chronograph arrangement has never really done it for me; and I don’t believe that I’m alone here. There have been a wide range of varieties and the plans have always constrained lively looks on equipment that asks for a refined treatment. The dials are packed and poorly balanced. They have little chronograph sub-dials encircled inside loud city circles, and a seemingly self-assertive date window at two o’clock for sure. Sadly, complications, especially modular ones, need space, and that implied that the watches frequently required 44mm x 14mm cases. Oof.
Girard-Perregaux’s new WW.TC fixes almost all of these problems in a single fell plunge. The worldtimer has shed is chronograph and date fuctions, printing is legible and dispersing is balanced, with uniform textual style and estimating all through, and dauphine hands add a well-merited dash of elegance. Indeed. This is the thing that I’ve been holding up for.
The 1966 WW.TC in steel offers a decent blend of affordability and complication.
Everything is simpler in this layout. White for day and black for night on the 24-hour circle – clear and compelling. Indeed, even the way that the city circle is changed by means of a second crown at nine o’clock serves these admirable, stark qualities. Girard-Perregaux is focusing on the correct details as well, like unpronounced markers, a slim bezel, and a leather lash that embraces the case between lugs.
Inside the new WW.TC beats the programmed fabricate caliber GP03300. The worldtime complication is in reality modular on this development, yet an in-house module on a demonstrated caliber isn’t anything to laugh at. It has a 46-hour power save and runs in 32 jewels. The watch overall measures in at 40mm x 12mm, which makes it truly wearable, even in more spruced up conditions (where the plan will really shine).
In rose gold, the 1966 WW.TC looks each piece the piece of a genuine dress watch.
The new 1966 WW.TC is available in both 18k pink gold and stainless steel, with the latter holding the majority of the allure for me. Costs will not be declared until SIHH in January, however it would appear that Girard-Perregaux may have discovered the correct blend of complexity and affordability in the stainless steel WW.TC to give the 1966 collection its truly necessary jolt. We’ll know without a doubt in half a month and will have involved photographs to oblige some more profound analysis.
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