The Girard Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phase, and GMT is geared for the jetsetters of the world. For followers of the brand, you’d know that this isn’t the first travel inspired timepiece from GP. In fact, Girard Perregaux has been crafting such watches with much success for some time now like the WW.TC, which in my humble opinion is probably the most sophisticated world timer that I’ve come across.
As the descriptive name might suggest, this watch carries a large date, a moon phase complication, and a GMT, which are all easily read on the legible dial. The dial is off-white with engraved lines of latitude and longitude. The hands, GP logo, the index hour markers, and the borders on the double date aperture and GMT register are all in 18kt rose gold appliques. On the vaulted flange is a seconds/minutes scale. The counter at the 7:30 position is shared between the continuous seconds and the moon phase. I really like the moon phase on this timepiece as it features a photo-realistic depiction of our lone satellite. The hands and hour markers are luminous for optimal readability during lowlight conditions. Naturally, protecting the dial is a scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
This timepiece is offered in steel or in 18kt pink gold. There is another pink gold edition that is limited in its production to just 50 examples. The limited edition is dedicated to John Harrison who played a pivotal role in the Longtidude Act some 300 years ago. The case measures in at a decent 44mm. Strap options are brown, light brown, and black in alligator, which are secured by either a stainless steel or an 18kt pink gold clasp depending on the case material. These watches are water resistant to 100 meters.
The movement is the GP03300-0093 self-winding mechanical. This movement features a minimum autonomy of 46 hours.
TAGS: Automatic Watches, Double Date Window, Exhibition Case Back, Girard Perregaux, GMT, Leather, Limited Edition, Mechanical Watches, Men's Watches, Moon Phase, Power Reserve, Rose Gold, Sapphire Crystal, Selfwinding Watches, Swiss Made, Water Resistant