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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Girard Perregaux Only Watch

A one off watch in aid of research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

There are some truly stunning watches lined up for the Only Watch charitable auction to be held in Monaco in September. All profits will be donated to research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Hopefully this handsome ultra-light titanium oxide world time watch from Girard Perregaux’s collection will raise a generous price and help towards the cause.

WW.TC stands for world-wide time control, and the collection was introduced by Girard-Perregaux in 2000. It quickly became one of the most sought after ranges in their portfolio. The 'world time' function provides a simultaneous display of all time zones on its dial.

Forty parts make up the case and that includes a ceramic bezel and a titanium internal protective container. The red of the hands and the white of the world time bezel are a nod to Monaco’s flag.

The various functions of the dial are hour, minute, small seconds, world time with a day/night indicator, fly-back chronograph, and date. The case-back is in smoked sapphire crystal.

The watch runs on a Girard-Perregaux GP03387 self-winding movement consisting of over 450 parts. It features the date, small seconds, world times and a “fly-back” chronograph. The watch comes on a rubber strap with a black DLC titanium buckle.

So far there are 34 one off pieces from the crème de la crème of Swiss watchmakers including Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Omega, Breguet, Hublot, Urwerk and Zenith so Girard Perregaux is in excellent company.

If you want the watch, just raise your hand.


Material: case-middle in titanium oxide, bezel in ceramic, internal protective container and case-back in titanium. Push-pieces and crowns in vulcanised rubber.
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 13.40 mm
Case-back: tinted sapphire crystal, secured by 6 screws
Water resistance: 100 metres
Movement: Girard-Perregaux GP03387
Mechanism: Mechanical with automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 63
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, world time with day/night indicator, fly-back chronograph, date
Strap: Black rubber
Buckle: folding, in black DLC titanium

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