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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 141

    Girard-Perregaux. A very fine and rare platinum limited edition self-winding water-resistant world time chronograph wristwatch, made for the 2007 America's Cup

    SIGNED GIRARD-PERREGAUX, GGYC CHALLENGER OF RECORD, WW.TC - VALENCIA 2007 MODEL, REF. 4980, NO. 5/8, MANUFACTURED IN 2007

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    Girard-Perregaux. A very fine and rare platinum limited edition self-winding water-resistant world time chronograph wristwatch, made for the 2007 America's Cup
    Signed Girard-Perregaux, GGYC Challenger of Record, ww.tc - Valencia 2007 model, ref. 4980, No. 5/8, manufactured in 2007
    Cal. 3387 nickel-finished lever movement, 63 jewels, 21K gold rotor, the black dial with luminous numerals and hands, eccentric date window, three subsidiary dials indicating 30 minutes and 12 hours registers and constant seconds, concentric 24 hour blue and white chapter ring divided into nocturnal and diurnal hours, outer revolving ring with names of 23 world cities, the massive circular water-resistant-type case with glazed display back secured by six screws, imprinted with the BMW Oracle Racing boat, inscriptions Bucherer 1888 and Limited Edition Valencia 2007, extended downturned lugs, a screw down crown to the left to adjust the time zone, screw down winding crown and two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, platinum Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    43 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Girard-Perregaux International Guarantee, limited edition certificate, brochures, Bucherer log book, original fitted metal presentation box and outer packaging.

    To celebrate the 2007 America's Cup, Girard-Perregaux launched the "ww.tc - Valencia 2007 Platinum" model, made in a limited series of only 8 examples. Dedicated to the most glorious sailing boats of the BMW Oracle Racing Team, the USA 1976 of the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco, the watches were exclusively available at Bucherer and were handed over personally to the eight purchasers in Valencia.

    Technical and elegant, the watches in the ww.tc (world wide time control) line are characterized by a single system providing the simultaneous reading of local time and the time in all 24 time zones.

    The ww.tc - Valencia 2007 is distinguished by the banner of the Golden Gate Yacht Club on the outer ring indicating the names of 23 world cities. Similarly, the time zone of Western Europe is symbolized by the city of Valencia.

    The presentation box was created exclusively in honour of the collaboration between Girard-Perregaux and the BMW Oracle Racing team.