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Ladies, get ready for a distinguished and playfully themed travel watch made just for you. Announced for this year’s Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), the Girard-Perregaux 24 Hour Shopping watch is a most original – yet, perhaps not entirely ironic – gender-themed take on the classic world time complication.

First, a quick reference point. Familiar and well loved by watch fans, is Girard-Perregaux’s excellent watch, with its crown-controlled rotating world time indicator; this supremely easy to use mechanism enables you to see times across the world at a glance, courtesy of famous cities that represent the various timezones. Last year, Girard-Perregaux added to this concept with the Financial watch, which offered an elegant way for businessmen to keep track of the openings of the world’s major stock markets.

Ok, now envision the same type of concept, but remove reference cities and stock markets, and replace it with reference luxury shopping locales throughout the world. And there in a nutshell you have the Girard-Perregaux 24 Hour Shopping watch. Ladies can wear this stunning 41mm stainless steel watch, complete with a mother of pearl dial and sparkling diamond bezel, and be aware of the time throughout the world, synched with their favorite shopping destinations! The stunning black rotating disc which surrounds the main dial, is set off beautifully by variously sized diamonds which surround the magical names of the most prestigious destinations across the globe – places such as Dubai, Orchard Road, Bond Street, and Rodeo Drive.

Girard-Perregaux has done a fine job with this timepiece, which unites whimsy and elegance to great effect. An exclusive in-house automatic movement, complete with a power-reserve complication gives another appealing element for those who enjoy the subtle nuances of superb Swiss watchmaking.

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