I have said it before and I’ll say it again, Girard-Perregaux make the best world timer wristwatch – 24 time zones instantly readable + date + chronograph. Now there's a new monochromed model to add to the collection - the tuxedo, the panda - call it what you will – it's still readable, still usable, still foolproof and it still looks great.
This collection has featured many variations, most of them limited releases, but it is such a horological feather in the cap for Girard-Perregaux and is so-acclaimed that almost everyone in the watch media will remember a particular edition and almost everyone will have a favourite. Recent pieces include an ultra-exclusive white ceramic case/white dial piece, with a sultry smoked sapphire crystal, and it's antithesis - a blacked-out, black ceramic case edition which still managed to remain completely legible - all proof that when you have a well designed product, when the details that make the design are nigh on perfect, then it can and will absorb everything that your design department wish to thow at it, and GP's ww.tc does this with style.
This piece has a silver dial as a backdrop for the black counters, which together with the subtle but vibrant inclusion of red provides a superb combination. Some editions of GP's ww.tc. feature a full set of Arabic numerals which graduate in size, and are often gobbled up by the overlaid counters, but this one sacrifices all but the outsize number "12" making for supreme dial clarity. The stainless steel case measures 43mm and inside is the GP manufacture GP0330 movement with the high standard of finishing and attention to detail synonymous with this brand. Often press release images fail to do justice to the watch they are meant to showcase, this is one such occasion, but make no mistake, black counters on a dial as well designed as this one will look outstanding on the wrist.
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