Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Dark Night Limited Edition Worldtimer
Officially presented a month ago at the 2012 JCK show in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the new Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Dark Night Worldtimer automatic watch will be issued in a super-limited lot of only 25 numbered timepieces. It looks like the model is based on the Web 2.0-style, super limited edition Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Cabinet de Curiosites Thomas Erber (Ref. 49820-32-788SFK6A) model that was first revealed in October 2011.
The new limited edition model, too, sports a lightweight and extremely scratch-resistant ceramic body, only this time the high-tech material is matte black and features rugged-looking brushed surfaces.
Attached to the wrist using a black rubber strap with a titanium deployant buckle and still being 43 millimeters in diameter and around 14 millimeters in height, the case features and internal titanium safety cage that houses the same in-house Caliber GP03387 self-winding movement that we have already seen in previous iterations of the WW.TC family.
Made, as usual, in-house and based on the Caliber GP033C0 engine, the movement provides the watch with lots of functions, those including an easy to operate fly-back chronograph, simple calendar, as well as the 24-hours world time (GMT) indicator with day/night display (the respective Arabic numerals are colored white and red for better legibility).
The time zone can be easily set using the second setting crown, which is (rather inconveniently) placed at 9 hours.
We still don’t have photos of the Dark Night‘s case-back, but the manufacturer informs us that the movement is protected from dust and sweat with a scratch-resistant, tinted sapphire crystal that makes admiring the meticulously decorated caliber even more pleasant.
There is still no official info regarding the timekeeper’s price, but a similarly specced (albeit non-limited) WW.TC Shadow model currently retails for some $24,000, so this limited edition model will surely be even more expensive.
Closer to $30,000, I assume.
Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Dark Night Limited Edition Worldtimer automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, GP03387, in-house, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 63 jewels
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 46 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date, 24-hour second time zone (GMT)
Case material: Ceramic, with titanium inner cage
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Hour markers: Luminous
Hands: Steel, luminous
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black rubber strap with safety folding buckle
Case back: Sapphire, tinted
Tags: 100 m, 43 mm, Automatic, ceramic, Dark Night, date, Girard-Perregaux, GMT, GP03387, GP033C0, limited edition, Titanium, Worldtimer, ww.tc