Girard-Perregaux Launches Commemorative Timepiece

By P. Joseph

Swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux has unveiled a limited edition series of watches dedicated to renowned British watchmaker John Harrison.

Part of its collection, Girard-Perregaux have created the “John Harrison” Worldtimer which depicts an epic journey undertaken by Harrison’s son from Portsmouth in the United Kingdom to Port Royal in Jamaica in the 18th century.

In honour of the journey, the timepiece recreates a map of the Atlantic Ocean, contours of which are engraved on an unprocessed plate of white gold.

Other features include a dial delicate champlevé enamel dial, whilst a transparent case-back reveals the Girard-Perregaux 033G0 automatic caliber

Born in the late 17th century, John Harrison devoted his entire life to creating accurate timepieces, and was most famous for creating a clock that would maintain its accuracy even when pitching and rolling on the world’s roughest seas.

Only 50 of the “John Harrison” Worldtimer watches will be made.

By P. Joseph