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Monday, December 12, 2016

A Not So Novel Novelty

Courtesy of Girard-Peregaux
After a fairly shambolic (sorry, there is no nice way to say it) BaselWorld this past March, Girard-Perregaux is girding its loins for their return to the SIHH next month.  And although they refer to this new piece as one of their novelties, it is not really anything that earth shattering.  But in fairness, here it is and I leave you to make up your own mind.

The above and below are iterations of Girard-Perregaux's WW.TC.  Apparently the big news here is that it is part of the 1966 Collection.


Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
Here are the pertinents -


1966 WW.TC

Case
Material: steel or 18K pink gold
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Thickness: 12.00 mm
Crystal: sapphire glass
Case-back: sapphire
Dial: opaline silver-toned
Hands: leaf-type
Water resistance. 30 metres (3 ATM, 3 bar)

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0022/0027 (pink gold/steel model), automatic
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11½’’’) 
Thickness: 5.71 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 248
Jewels: 32
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, world time with day/night indicator

Strap/Bracelet
Leather strap: alligator leather with topstitching
Metal bracelet: steel
Clasp: folding type in steel or 18K pink gold

Reference: 49557-52-131-BB6C (pink gold model, alligator leather strap)
Reference: 49557-11-132-BB6C (steel model, alligator leather strap)
Reference: 49557-11-132-11A (steel model, steel bracelet)

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