The brand’s origins date back to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1791, where Jean-François Bautte, a fine pocket watchmaker and goldsmith, built workshops and created his first watches. It wasn’t until 1906 that the two companies became acquainted when Constant Girard-Gallet bought the Bautte company from Jacques Bautte, and the modern Girard-Perregaux was formed. The brand name was established in 1856 in the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, thanks to the marriage of Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux.
In 2000 Girard Perregaux introduced their interpretation of the world timer & chronograph, reference 49800. This version was launched in 2014, our Girard Perregaux Traveller WW.TC has a Titanium round case coated in black DLC. It is both light and durable and the perfect travelling companion. The 44mm case gently curves over your wrist with short tapered lugs for a comfortable fit. On the right side, you have the square pushers and a signed screw-down crown with crown guards. A stepped bezel holds a flat sapphire crystal with an AR coating. The dial is a three-dimensional representation of the latitudes and longitudes of the world globe. Applied lume plots mark the hours. An outer ring has 24 cities from 24 time zones. The inner circle is 24 hour in black and white with a sun and moon symbol, which indicates day and night, making it a breeze to check the time from wherever you are in the world, between 1 and 2 o’clock a date window. We also have a tri-compax chronograph, at 3’oclock a 60 seconds register, at 6 o’clock a 12 hours register and finally at 9 o’clock a 30 minutes register. Alpha hands have luminescence infill complemented with a tapered red chronograph hand. At 12 o’clock, an applied GP logo. On the reverse, a screw-down exhibition case back with a sapphire crystal window. Inside an Automatic Girard Perregaux calibre GP03300-0083, 63 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The movement comprises 476 parts, an incredible feat of Horology featuring a chronograph module and world timer module. Finishing on the movement is exquisite with circular spotting on the main plate, Côte de Genève on the bridges. The watch is fitted with a shaped rubber strap topped with rubberised Alligator leather, a signed ceramic folding buckle, push-button release. Comes with its Girard Perregaux presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Girard Perregaux Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original black Girard Perregaux strap with a signed deployment buckle. The watch is from November 2016 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
A perfect example of why buying pre-owned is always the way! The retail price of this watch was somewhere between £16,000/£17,000, as you can see from our price this is some discount on retail. I always say buying pre-owned is best on watches like this as you are buying them when they have already taken their hit, they will likely, from this point, hover around the same price or maybe even go up. But this watch is a watch you should buy because you like it, as I always say "Watches Aren't Investments"! But that being said, this is one offers a ton of value and that is undeniable.