Girard-Perregaux – Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT
The new Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT from Girard-Perregaux is considered as a companion for global voyagers and successive fliers.
The case has an enormous measurement of 44 mm and a thin bezel to offer ideal intelligibility of the sign rich dial, embellished with an illustrated design propelled by the Earth’s interlocking meridians and equals.
The enormous date is situated just beneath the GP logo at 12 o’clock utilizing a protected instrument which shows the date without isolating the two numerals that make up the figure: the tens circle is misty while the numerals addressing the units are situated on a straightforward plate that is just 0.10 mm thick, much the same as a piece of paper.
The data identifying with the subsequent time-region are shown in the counter arranged somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock, while – symmetrically situated somewhere in the range of 7 and 8 o’clock – the constant seconds counter likewise gives the sign of the current moon stage. The moon is metal-plated with a variety of shades of dark on top of an incredibly flimsy circle.
Accessible in steel with opaline silver dial (ref. 49655-11-132-BB6A), pink gold with eggshell dial (ref. 49655-52-131-BB6A) or pink gold with galvanic dark dial (ref. 49655-52-631-BB6A), the case is water impervious to 100 meters/330 feet and ensures the GP03300-0093 self-winding assembling type, noticeable through the straightforward case-back.
Outfitted with 35 gems and a 46-hour power hold, this development beats at 28,000 vibrations each hour and is pleasantly gotten done with a swaying weight propelled by the state of the Girard-Perregaux tourbillon connect.
Girard-Perregaux additionally introduced a 50-piece restricted release as an accolade to John Harrison (1693-1776), a self-instructed English woodworker and clockmaker perceived as the creator of the marine chronometer, a since a long time ago sought after gadget for taking care of the issue of setting up the East-West position or longitude of a boat adrift, which reformed and expanded the chance of safe significant distance ocean travel.
The issue was considered so complex, and following the Scilly maritime fiasco of 1707 so significant, that the British Parliament offered the Longitude prize of 20,000 pounds authentic – an impressive total for the afternoon. The prize was an enticing one for Harrison. Making a maritime watch that could keep exact opportunity to guarantee the prize turned into his long lasting work. Albeit the primary prize was rarely really allocated, to all aims and purposes, Harrison had been the fundamental champ and was granted £8,750.
His creation would not just demonstrate that longitude could for sure be determined by the utilization adrift of marine tickers, marine chronometers and thusly by uniquely formulated watches, however it likewise had an extraordinary effect on support his counterparts and competitors to hurl themselves entirely into the competition to accomplish really exact timekeeping.
The Girard-Perregaux Traveler Large Date, Moon Phase & GMT Tribute to John Harrison (ref. 49655-52-133-BBBA) is described by an uncommon dial and a case-back conveying the words “Recognition for John Harrison”.
One of the meridians engraved onto the dial is featured gratitude to an additional applied graduation. This is the superb meridian, comparing to that of Greenwich in England which was utilized by Harrison to characterize a standard reference time. Also, the subsequent time-region counter recreates a guide of Western Europe, in dark on an anthracite-dim foundation with Great Britain, John Harrison’s motherland, set apart out in red.
Swiss retail costs in Swiss Francs are 15,700 for the steel form, 32,300 for the pink gold models and 34,300 for the Tribute to John Harrison restricted version.