Pre-SIHH 2016: Cartier - Clé de Cartier Automatic Skeleton

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute WW.TC Watch Review

The watch that got me inspired by Girard-Perregaux was a past age ww.tc. Representing “world wide time control,” the ww.tc was a very good quality traveler’s watch with exemplary character and an all around made system. It was a lot of intended for the respectable man in a hurry. Streak forward to the present time, and that equivalent man in a hurry isn’t essentially wearing a similar apparel. That formal attire with a cowhide portfolio might be supplanted with an athleisure closet, innovative electronic stuff, and moderate fighter roused baggage. On the off chance that that equivalent kind of individual will appreciate a ww.tc watch today, it will most likely appear to be unique from a Girard-Perregaux intended to be more in style yesterday.

This is the place where not just the bigger Laureato Absolute watch assortment comes in, yet more explicitly what I accept the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute WW.TC (presently capitalized) is attempting to be a response to. This is intended to an esteemed Swiss Made mechanical traveler’s watch, however for the joyrider of our cutting edge era.


Girard-Perregaux starts with the still-new Laureato Absolute assortment. A relationship that may help clarify what the Absolute (not Vodka) is: The Laureato Absolute is to the Laureato what the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is to the standard Royal Oak. That implies the Laureato Absolute has a similar style of octagonal bezel as the Laureato Absolute, however with a thicker, beefier case, and with its own style of incorporated tie. The Laureato Absolute in this structure is 44mm-wide and very comfortable on the wrist, as I acclaim Girard-Perregaux indeed for getting the ergonomics right. The watch is likewise moderately lightweight, being dark PVD-covered titanium.

The case is water-impervious to 300 meters and is finished off with a marginally domed sapphire precious stone. There is a welcome low degree of dial glare, which I find is common in GP watches as they normally get things like the sapphire glass right on their items. The caseback of the watch is, notwithstanding, somewhat on the deadened side. I accept a perspective on the development would have been welcome, and the current “Laureato Absolute” logo looks like something from a Marvel Comics movie.

A kind of odd thing about the Laureato Absolute, particularly Laureato Absolute WW.TC form is that the dial itself is apparently smaller than the general width of the watch. This is maybe additionally underlined on the WW.TC in light of the fact that such a large amount of the dial is taken up by the internal pivoting bezel that fills in as the reference city ring. That implies that the compelling dial to peruse the time is just generally 55% the size of the whole top side of the case — this is as compared with most watches that I would appraise have bezels that take up from around 5-15% of the surface region of the case. All things considered, world time watches of this kind have consistently expected to have plans where the real viable dial is somewhat limited, because of how the city rings should fundamentally be designed.


The watch dial itself is very lovely, being done in a metallic blue with indented cut hour markers that add profundity and play with the light pleasantly. Above them are lume-painted markers. Readability is OK, however might have been improved if the base hands themselves had been a lighter tone. In the event that there ever was such a moderate world clock dial, at that point this is it. Girard-Perrgaux favors balance and effortlessness over complication, packing in the Laureato Absolute WW.TC. That implies the dial has recently the time with second and the world time 24-hour ring. The watch additionally includes a solitary crown without any pushers. To change the city ring, you should unscrew the crown to the primary position, and move the crown a contrary way you would on the off chance that you were physically winding the programmed movement.

World time complications can be interesting to comprehend on the off chance that you aren’t used to them, however in actuality, they are basic. When the time and ring have been appropriately set, all the client requires to do to peruse the time in any of the 24 significant time regions is to take a gander at the number close to the reference city name. In the event that I am in Los Angeles at 12pm and I need to know the time in New York, I would just glance over to the city ring, move my eyes over from Los Angeles (put at the top situation as you set the watch to the time region you are in) to New York. At that point you look to where New York lines up with the 24-hour ring, and see that it says 15, suggesting that it is 3pm in New York. This framework was created more than 100 years back is as yet valuable today as a result of the enlightening utility as well as due to how it pictures the distinctions in time regions around the world.

Powering the Laureato Absolute WW.TC watch is the in-house-made Girard-Perregaux type GP03300-1056. The programmed development is finely enlivened (not that you can see it) and works at 4Hz with 46 hours of intensity save. The fitted dark elastic tie is of high caliber and has both decent finishing and a wonderful plan. It comes on an overlay under deployant clasp. Nothing amiss with the tie and clasp, yet additionally nothing unique or champion about them, either.

To a few people the Laureato Absolute WW.TC will be Girard-Perregaux’s “black beauty” of the year since it is an uncommon complication to discover in a games style extravagance watch. From numerous points of view the Laureato Absolute WW.TC is very remarkable. Simultaneously, it isn’t a prompt response to what most buyers are requesting, particularly when compared to models, for example, the more standard allure Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph. This implies Girard-Perregaux should sit tight for the correct sort of individuals to move toward them for whom the Laureato Absolute WW.TC an ideal watch. What’s more, I feel that there will be in excess of a couple of normal voyagers who need to wear costly yet young watches in these dark blue and dark tones. Cost for the reference 81065-21-491-FH6A Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute WW.TC is $13,300 USD. See more at the Girard-Perregaux site here .

Necessary Data

>Brand: Girard-Perregaux

>Model: 81065-21-491-FH6A Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute WW.TC

>Price: $13,300 USD

>Size: 44mm-wide, ~14mm-thick, and 54mm drag to-carry distance.

>When analyst would actually wear it: As smooth looking and refined present day looking travel watch from an esteemed Swiss brand.

>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Someone youthful on a fundamental level and furthermore of means; somebody who every now and again needs to understand what time it is in other time zones.

>Best normal for watch: Laureato Absolute case is lightweight, emphatically made, and truly comfortable. This sort of complication is required in more games watches. Moderate style becomes on you.

>Worst normal for watch: Dial shows up minuscule with regards to the general measurement of the case. Caseback doesn’t feel that sumptuous. Casing of hands could differentiate more. Is a specialty request product.