Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC World Timer Watch Hands-On

Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC World Timer Watch Hands-On

Girard Perregaux Traveller WW.TC World Timer Watch Hands On   hands on

For 2013 Girard-Perregaux overhauls the ww.tc collection with a facelift that increases the size of the watch and brings the entire concept more into the brand's modern era. Compared to the existing ww.tc (world wide time control) collection, this modern incarnation of the classic is welcome, but we wouldn't strictly call it an upgrade so much as an evolution. It is more a revision that sits comfortably next to the previous ww.tc models that came before. You could easily own either or both and be satisfied. Let's take a hands-on look.

While the ww.tc collection used to live on its own, the 2013 version now exists in the "Traveller" collection of watches. Which for the time being also includes the attractive, but not exactly travel-oriented Traveller Moon Phase. We debuted the new Girard-Perregaux Traveller collection of watches here. The newest ww.tc is very much built on the original. To an extent, we are happy that Girard-Perregaux employed the wisdom of "if it isn't broken don't fix it," so what you have is something a bit larger and more modern for the wrist.

Girard Perregaux Traveller WW.TC World Timer Watch Hands On   hands on

5 comments
spiceballs
spiceballs

Like the clarity of the dials and the way it all appears to work but, for me, the chrono dials are unnecessary.

mcv1973a
mcv1973a

I love the Mercator lines on the face. Very nice touch for a traveler's timepiece.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

A tiny, crowded dial.  Remember those old TV sets that were the size of a fridge, made of wood and with a three inch screen?  That's the feeling I get when I look at this - a feeling of frustration that GP couldn't come up with a neater and more attractive implementation.  The modern font looks wrong here.  Seems to me like the designers just install a few thousand fonts onto their computer then pick one at random.  Nothing really fits or meshes together, from the clipped sub-dials to the odious use of colour.  Oh well.

Panagiotis
Panagiotis

I would be a happy traveller with this watch...I quite like it actually!

Panagiotis
Panagiotis

@spiceballs I think that a 12 hour totalizer at 6 o'clock and the date at 3 would balance it out rather well! Too bad they stick to their 1:30 date placement religiously...Sometimes it sort of works, but not so much here.

As a frequent traveller I can't do without a chrono so I wouldn't go so far as to call them unnecessary--just a bit poorly implemented.

Still, those stubby bubbly hands are TOO CUTE!