Monochrome Essentials: Introducing the Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC Titanium DLC

Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC DLCHere at Monochrome Watches, we love world time watches. It’s probably the most useful complication in this modern day and age for savvy travellers, whether for business or leisure. Girard-Perregaux introduced the WW.TC – the initials stand for World Wide Time Control – in 2000, and last year the model got a major update, both aesthetically and functionally. It was re-branded as the Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC, and recently, Girard-Perreagaux introduced a new version in black DLC-coated titanium.

The new version is lighter, because of the titanium case, and has a cool, all-black look because of the DLC coating. DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating is itself very durable and scratch-resistant, so it adds these properties to the watch, making it even more suitable for traveling the globe. Speaking of which, the center of the dial features a three-dimensional representation of the latitudes and longitudes covering the globe. This center part of the dial is also the stage for the chronograph displays, in a tri-compax layout (meaning subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock); the date, which is placed between 1 and 2 o’clock; and the brand’s name and logo.

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Surrounding all that is the world timer, with its recognizable city ring, which represents 24 cities from 24 different time zones, and the black/white 24-hour ring that indicates the correct time in each of the cities. It’s practical and easy to read, and because of the black-and-white 24-hour ring, you can also tell whether it’s day or night in the various cities. The city ring is static; however, the black/white ring is in constant motion and completes a full revolution in 24 hours. Everything can be easily set with the single crown at 3 o’clock. We reviewed the Traveller WW.TC for you last year and addressed everything you want to know about world timers.

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Specifications – Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC Titanium DLC

  • Case: Black DLC-coated titanium, 44 mm in diameter, sapphire crystal with nonreflective coating, caseback with sapphire crystal viewing window, water-resistant to 100 meters
  • Movement: Calibre GP03300-0083, automatic; chronograph module; world-timer module; 28,800 vph (4 Hz), 46-hour power reserve, 63 jewels
  • Strap: rubber coated with black, rubberized alligator leather, ceramic folding buckle with titanium/PVD blades

The new Traveller WW.TC Titanium DLC has a retail price of $18,300.

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