Girard-Perregaux returns to the SIHH watch salon this coming January after several years of exhibiting at Baselworld. Among the new watches the 225-year-old Swiss brand will be presenting is the 1966 WW.TC, the first version of G-P’s enduringly popular world-time model to debut within the versatile, vintage-inspired 1966 collection.
Despite its distinctive look, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 WW.TC is still unmistakably a member of the 1966 family: its 40-mm, round case features a slim, polished bezel, and the collection’s leaf-shaped hands sweep over the opaline, silver-toned dial. The movement, visible through the sapphire caseback, is Girard-Perregaux’s GP03300, an automatic with 248 components, including 32 jewels; a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz); and a minimum power reserve of 46 hours. Its horological adornments include straight and circular graining, chamfering, and côtes de Genève. The case is 12 mm thick and water-resistant to 30 meters. Three references will be available: rose-gold case with black alligator leather strap (Ref. 49557-52-131-BB6C, above); stainless steel case with alligator leather strap (Ref. 49557-11-132-BB6C, below); and stainless steel case on steel bracelet (Ref. 49557-11-132-11A, not pictured). Prices for the new 1966 WW.TC models will be announced at SIHH 2017.