The Girard Perregaux WWTC World Time Chronograph 49805-53-252-BA6 is one of the Le Locle based luxury watch brand's most recognizable watch models. Launched in 2000, the 43mm WWTC world timer is a versatile and substantial complication that is at home on any wrist in any attire.
The 43mm white gold case of the Girard Perregaux WWTC ensures a bold wrist presence. Though large, it isn't awkward or ill fitting as oversized sports watches can be. The shape of the lugs ensures secure fit by this Girard Perregaux chronograph, and a full deployant clasp joins with an alligator leather strap to provide security on the wrist.
Girard Perregaux's WW.TC dial features 24 reference cities to represent the world's 24 principal time zones; a 24-hour reference ring rotates counter clockwise and permits simultaneous reading of the hour in 24 time zones. The watch collector's current city is set at 12 o'clock by using the crown at nine o'clock. A triple register chronograph features hours, minutes, and seconds; the jump date sits at 1:30 on the dial. Girard Perregaux employs ruthenium to darken the dial, and super lumina graces all hands and indices for easy reading of the time at night.
A Girard Perregaux manufacture caliber 3387 automatic movement keeps the time and drives the complications. Its 46-hour power reserve is wound by a rose gold 18-karat winding mass at center. Hacking (stop seconds), a quickset date, and a modular world time/chronograph complication complete the array of functions.
A sapphire caseback reveals the in house Girard Perregaux movement, and screw down crowns assure that the 30-meter water resistance is a conservative rating.