WW.TC Cabinet de curiosités thomas Erber is an exceptional limited edition collection by Girard-Perregaux actually presented in 2011 as a part of its ww.tc world time collection for Thomas Erber’s second Cabinet de Curiosités.
This time piece is housed for the first time in a white ceramic case that sets off the black rubber coating of the crowns and push pieces. To add a note of mystery, the Manufacture has chosen a smoked sapphire glass, making this ww.tc Cabinet de Curiosités 2011 edition series even more unique.
The sapphire glass reveals the white dial and the model’s various functions. The colour red is used to draw attention to the chronograph second hand and the divisions of the three counters, as well as to highlight London – where the event will be held – on the ring indicating the cities.
The enigmatic style of the ww.tc Cabinet de Curiosités continues on the case-back, with its tinted sapphire glass displaying the self-winding Girard-Perregaux GP03387 movement. This famous calibre, specially created for the ww.tc collection, combines simultaneous display of the date, small second and world time zones with a fly-back chronograph.
It is housed inside an inner protective shell in ultra-resistant titanium, specifically created by the Manufacture’s engineers. The Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Cabinet de Curiosités watch is limited to five pieces.
Le Cabinet de Curiosités
Every year, Thomas Erber’s Cabinet de Curiosités provides a showcase for talented creators and bold brands from all over the world, characterised by their unique know-how and their independence. It aims to redefine luxury by regularly offering unique or very limited edition pieces, created especially for an exclusive occasion.
Following a successful career in journalism, Thomas Erber is now an international consultant for a number of brands and designers. With this new, contemporary Cabinet de Curiosités, he addresses people of all nationalities and any age who are above all curious and for whom luxury is not defined by price but by a story, a lifelong career and expertise.
Thomas Erber’s first Cabinet de Curiosités took place in December 2010 in Paris, at Colette. The second was held at Browns, the oldest concept store in the city from 21st November to 23rd December 2011 in London.
Model: Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Cabinet de curiosités Thomas Erber Limited Edition
Reference No: 49820-32-788SFK6A
Material: white ceramic (inner titanium container), bezel in steel and white ceramic. Push pieces and crowns covered in black rubber.
Diameter: 43.00 mm
Height: 13.54 mm
Case-back: Black DLC-coated titanium closed with 6 screws, tinted sapphire glass
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Girard-Perregaux GP03387 movement
Mechanical with automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Hours, minutes, small seconds, world time with day/night indicator, fly-back chronograph, date
Black rubber strap
Folding clasp in black DLC-coated titanium
Limited edition of 5 pieces
Retail price: 17,900 GBP.