May 23, 2024

Let’s just set one factor straight from the softball bat: using the Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT, the company hasn’t introduced three different watches. Rather, they’ve given an extremely cumbersome title to some rather lovely watch that includes some complications – any guesses in regards to what they’re? For sake of brevity, I might rather make reference to the timepiece exclusively because the Girard-Perregaux Traveller.



Clearly, there’s a great deal happening using the watch. Besides the three complications (which we’ll reach shortly), they also have handled to own watch the look of getting a wide open dial. With that, I am talking about they have made the dial of azure (which seems to become tinted a little) which enables you to view some servings of the GP03300 automatic movement inside. Through knowledge about other watches outfitted with see-through dials, I’ve become keen on this kind of open dial, because it enables some mechanical bits to become proven off around the dial side before it is a distraction and compromising legibility.


Here, though, around the Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT, things get a little busy round the date display, as you’ve two DVDs (using their numbers) visible underneath the dial. Or, to become better, the numbers are visible, because the DVDs themselves actually are not. These two DVDs are constructed with a transparent material that causes it to be look, within the date display window, to become a seamless, one-piece date. This can be a clever little bit of engineering, and that I rather enjoy it. Even on date shows that don’t have an apparent divider between your numbers, you are able to frequently visit a gap or seam between your DVDs. Here, it is only one smooth display, and I’m an admirer.

Next within this Girard-Perregaux Traveller may be the phase from the moon indication. So far as complications go, these certainly look pretty on the watch – and that one is very congratulations when it comes to realism – I simply really don’t locate them to become everything practical, when i think many people would attest. Besides the little bit of art it increases the dial, additionally, it works as a good balance to the GMT (or second time zone) indication right alongside it – a presentation you need to have the ability to set with the pusher set in to the side from the situation in the 4 o’clock position. Pair that around the world map that’s copied through the parallels and meridians written in to the dial, and you has got a wrist watch that actually wants for travelling.


All this is located inside a pretty modernly sized 44mm-wide situation – perhaps, simpler to support the big date shows, I guess – which, whether it’s in steel or pink gold, may have alternating blown and satin finishes. For any watch of the size, it’s relatively thin, at just a hair over 12mm, even more impressive considering the 3 complications as well as the automatic rotor needed to be easily fit in. Oh, and really should your travels incorporate some swimming, the Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT has a WR rating of 100m, so you ought to be all set.


The Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT is presently available and isn’t a restricted edition, commanding a cost of $18,000 for steel, or $34,000 for that pink gold variant. So far as travel buddies go, this may appear like one which should complete the job rather well, regardless if the travels have you ever ending up in clients or just touring new nations.