Last week we showed you the new, incredible value-for-money, Worldtimer from Alpina Geneve. Now we head a little more upmarket (at least as far as price is concerned) and turn the spotlight onto the latest special edition of Girard-Perregaux’s enduring classic – the ww.tc – aptly named the Dark Night.
A Superhero’s Best Friend?
Near as I can tell there is no direct relation between this new timepiece and the latest installment of the batman movies that share a similar-ish title, although I must confess I think the timing of the release quite…fortuitous. For those not aware the new batman movie, the Dark Knight Rises starring Christian Bale, hits cinemas on the 20th of July.
There is definitely one thing though that this new variant of the ww.tc shares in common with Gotham City’s fearless protector, and that is a penchant for black. Presented in an all-black, 43 mm smooth ceramic case the Dark Night cuts a striking figure on the wrist. Powered by in-house caliber GP03387 with a 46-hour power reserve, excellent use has been made of contrasting white and red indicators to clearly display the hours, minutes, seconds, date, flyback chronograph functions and of course a 24 time zone world timer and day/night indicator.
Presented on a black rubber strap the new ww.tc Dark Night offers all the form and functionality a billionaire superhero needs to fight crime by night and execute corporate raids by day, no matter what country he may find himself in. Of course you don’t need to be a billionaire to afford one but you will need to be in America, as all 25 pieces have been created exclusively for the US market.
Price to be advised.
The Final Word
I’ve always been a big fan of the ww.tc collection from Girard-Perregaux. Somehow they’ve managed to combine a whole host of complex indications (world-time, chronograph, day/night, etc.) into an easy to read format that also looks good. In my opinion the success of this design is only amplified by the simplistic color-scheme of the Dark Night, with the all black background contrasting superbly with the white and red to really enhance legibility. Equally as appealing is the fact that it still looks good with a suit and tie, a quality that is by no means a given with timepieces that have received the ‘black-out’ treatment. And who knows, maybe one will even end up finding its way on to Mr. Wayne’s wrist!
For more information please visit the official Girard-Perregaux website: www.girard-perregaux.com