The perfect companion for time lived one day at a time, the new Traveller collection from Girard-Perregaux has a strong refined and modern style, while at the same time being both casual and elegant and inspires a new way of living.
“Traveller”- The collection’s very name says it all. It describes the globetrotter juggling time zones; or anyone for whom the passing hours are a journey to be savored at every instant. Like its two models – one a chronograph with time zone indication, and the other with moon phases and large date – Traveller journeys in time, within its own time. The collection builds on the past’s expertise to reveal today’s hours, setting off to conquer the world, here and there, and everywhere, following the minutes that tick by. It experiences every moment intensely, because traveling allows the wearer to savor the passing of time, time that no one can control.
The Traveller collection is the inheritor of the iconic ww.tc Collection, with a new look. The lines are sleek, the curves dynamic, the shapes stretched: the sense of movement is at the heart of the style. The 44 mm diameter sleek silhouette belongs to the 21st century, soft and energetic at the same time. The graduated bevels of the long lugs underline their convex curves. The alternation of satin- brushed and polished finishes captures and reflects the light, enhancing each detail of the design. The dials play subtly with the depth of field, adding relief to the time displayed. Lastly, the oscillating weight and the folding clasp pay tribute to the arrow of Girard-Perregaux’s emblematic three gold Bridges, giving the collection a distinctly contemporary character.
TRAVELLER MOON PHASES AND LARGE DATE
Urban. Understated. Every detail of the Traveller moon phases and large date affirms its modernity. Fashioned in steel, its case is made up of 30 elements with a subtle interplay of satin-brushed and polished surfaces.
The very slightly spherical opaline dial emphasizes the time indication with an effect of depth accentuated by the plunging beveled minute scale. The luminescent-tipped applique hour-markers point towards the center, as if to draw the eye toward the displays, hollowed and routed in the dial. Sweeping over the markers, the hours and minutes hands are also picked out with luminescent material, laid out in a fine balance: the large date at 12 o’clock, capped by a polished GP applique; the moon phases escorted by the small second at 7.30; and the power reserve at 4.30. Driven by the self-winding mechanical movement Manufacture caliber GP03300, the indications outdo one another in the elegance and originality of their layout.
Using a novel design, the moon phases and power reserve display mechanisms are directly connected to the barrel. The extremely precise lunations appear on a wheel in constant rotation, which needs to only be adjusted by one day in 122 years. The corrector is placed on the case at 10 o’clock. The design chosen for the moon is strikingly realistic. Representing the visible face of the moon, the image is made on a mineral glass and then metalized with a subtle gradation from black to gray somewhat reminiscent of the Milky Way. Silvery stars stud the night; one of them hides the Girard-Perregaux logo. The satin-brushed circular border of the display is marked with the divisions of the small second dial.
The instantaneous large date, jumping in 15 milliseconds, crowns the whole view with a polished aperture. The display mechanism works with a system patented by Girard-Perregaux. Two disks, one transparent, the other matte, for the units and tens respectively, overlap without leaving any borderline. The feat is certainly helped by their thinness, at 0.10 mm. The round contemporary calligraphy of the date numbers echoes the general design of the watch.
Offered with a black alligator leather strap perfectly integrated with the case, the Traveller moon phases and large date gives an ergonomic fit to the wrist. It is also available with a black dial or with a gray dial and black ceramic bezel and brown strap.
The Traveller ww.tc is a worthy successor to its forbearers. A traveling watch for excellence, it gives a new face to world time, recalling all Girard-Perregaux’s expertise in world time watches.
World time did not appear until the late nineteenth century, thanks to the initiative of the Canadian engineer Sandford Fleming. Before that, each city had its own time based on observation of the sun. In the United States, there were no less than 115 official local times. In 1870 Fleming devised a worldwide system that divided the world into 24 time zones, a system progressively adopted by the whole world following a congress held in Philadelphia in 1876. It would be 1911 before the last country, France, joined up. In 1935 the Genevan watchmaker Louis Cottier made history with a watch indicating the time in the 24 time zones.
Made up of 34 elements, the case of the Traveller ww.tc combines engineering prowess with aesthetics. Its finishes, some polished and some satin brushed, are carefully designed to show off its forms. This steel housing contains the self- winding movement, the Manufacture caliber GP03300, composed of 476 parts which apart from the hour and the minute hands drives a small second hand, world time with day/night indication, a chronograph and a date.
The design of the opaline dial is highly structured; two hands in luminescent material and a clearly visible second hand sweep over. The aesthetic challenge was to show the meridians without affecting the reading of the time. Edged by a beveled ring indicating the cities of the world and by the 24-hour day/night disk, the dial displays the date in an aperture at 2 o’clock. The 30 minutes counter and the small second eye each other at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock respectively, highlighted by an azure opaline decor. The 12-hour aperture is placed discreetly at 6 o’clock. The time reading is punctuated by the hour marker blocks enhanced with luminescent material.
Behind the mechanical complexity and the plethora of information, using it has been extremely simplified. A big innovation is the single screwed crown at 3 o’clock that regulates all the instrument’s functions. It has three notches to control the time settings- The first position sets the city index, the second sets the date and the third sets the time, the minute and the 24 hour ring. Innovative, original and practical, this system makes the watch comfortable to use in daily wear. The ergonomic design extends to the extremely flexible rubber strap, covered in velvet look alligator leather, and integrated with the case for optimum support.
The timepiece comes with three other dial options: matte black in a steel case, silvered opaline in a titanium case, and silvered opaline with a black ceramic bezel in a steel case.
GIRARD-PERREGAUX TRAVELLER WW.TC
Case in steel or titanium steel or steel with ceramic bezel Diameter: 44.00 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass, secured with 6 screws Water resistance: 100 meters
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0083 (white date window)
GP03300-0084 (black date window)
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz) Power reserve: 46 hours minimum Jewels: 63
Functions: hour, minute, small second, world time, day/night indicator, chronograph, date
Case in steel with ceramic bezel and opaline dial Rubber strap covered in black alligator
Case in titanium with opaline dial Rubber strap covered in brown alligator Folding clasp
Case in steel,
Rubber strap covered in black alligator Folding clasp
49700-11-133-BB6B (opaline dial) 49700-11-631-BB6B (black dial)
GIRARD-PERREGAUX TRAVELLER MOON PHASES AND LARGE DATE
Case in steel or in steel with ceramic bezel Diameter: 44.00 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire crystal, secured with 6 screws Water resistance: 100 meters
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0080 (white date window) GP03300-0081 (black date window)
Self-winding mechanical movement Caliber: 13 1⁄2 ’’’
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz) Power reserve: 46 hours minimum Jewels: 35
Functions: hour, minute, small second, large date, moon phases indicator, power reserve indicator
Case in steel with opaline dial, Black alligator strap
Case in steel with black dial, Black alligator strap
Case in steel with ceramic bezel and gray dial Brown leather strap