Girard-Perregaux

Ever since 1791, Girard-Perregaux has been pursuing its course in the best tradition of Fine Watchmaking. The Maison’s history has been characterised by legendary timepieces that combine cutting-edge design with innovative technology.

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  • About Girard-Perregaux

    Girard-Perregaux is a Swiss fine watchmaker that dates back to 1791. Talented watchmaker Jean-François Bautte gained fame for his extra-flat watches and founded a watchmaking firm in Geneva, bringing together all the watchmaking trades of the day together under the same roof – a major first.

    In 1852, Constant Girard founded Girard & Cie. Two years later, he married Marie Perregaux; following this marriage, the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds was established in 1856.

    Eleven years later, Constant Girard-Perregaux presented the legendary Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, winning a prize at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

    As it stepped undaunted into the twentieth century, Girard-Perregaux was one of the few manufactures to have an R&D team. This department enabled the brand to develop a number of revolutionary movements, as well as draw up the specifications for the quartz watch.

    In 1966, Girard-Perregaux introduced the first high frequency movement (36,000 vibrations per hour). Watches fitted with this movement boast excellent performance. In 1967, 70 percent of chronometer certificates issued by the Neuchâtel Observatory went to High Frequency Chronometers.

    The Constant Escapement – a complete technical revolution – was unveiled in 2013. Five years' worth of research and development were necessary to achieve this significant breakthrough in watchmaking history. Although its name is a nod to one of the Firm's historical figures, Constant Girard-Perregaux, first and foremost it refers to an almost mythical concept in mechanical watchmaking that has mesmerised designers since time immemorial: constant force. Girard-Perregaux has taken up the challenge of mastering this using a groundbreaking approach.

    The Kering Group has held a majority stake in Girard-Perregaux since 2011.
     

  • Girard-Perregaux's philosophy

    Ever since 1791, Girard-Perregaux has been pursuing its course in the best tradition of Fine Watchmaking. The Maison’s history has been characterised by legendary timepieces that combine cutting-edge design with innovative technology.

  • Girard-Perregaux's 5 key dates

    1791: origins of Girard-Perregaux; Jean-François Bautte gains a reputation in Geneva for his extra-flat watches
    1852: watchmaker Constant Girard founds Girard & Cie in La Chaux-de-Fonds
    1889: Constant Girard-Perregaux reveals his Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, which wins a prize at the Universal Exposition in Paris
    1966: creation of the first high frequency movement (36,000 vibrations per hour)
    2008: creation of the constant force escapement

  • Girard-Perregaux's collections

    Vintage 1945: Well before vintage became fashionable, Girard-Perregaux devised a collection inspired by the design of one of its 1945 Art Deco style watches. Since then, various versions have offered a contemporary take on the unique personality of the Vintage 1945 line.

    Girard-Perregaux 1966: In the 1960s, Girard-Perregaux was one of the very few watchmaking Manufactures to have its own Research & Development team. In 1966, it launched the first High Frequency movement, offering outstanding performance in terms of accuracy. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection pays tribute to this period – as well as incorporating the fruit of the Manufacture's ongoing commitment to innovation.

    Cat's Eye: Cat's Eye is a women's collection that has won a number of awards. It features a graceful time display on the oval dial that has now become an icon for the firm.

    Traveller: The new Traveller collection – including a large date and moon's phase model and a “world time” model – revisits the characteristics of the illustrious ww.tc and Laureato collections.

    Hawk: The Hawk collection (Sea Hawk and Chrono Hawk) builds on the specific Girard-Perregaux design codes to assert its personality in 21st century style. The powerful, chunky 44mm sports case sets the tone.

    Haute Horlogerie: This distinction denotes the firm's grand complications and specific timepieces, including the Tourbillon with Gold Bridges, the Constant Escapement, the Minute Repeater and Haute Joaillerie.

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Featured Girard-Perregaux Watches

  • Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. 93500-53-131-BA6C - face view

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    Constant Escapement L.M.

  • Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Tourbillon sous Trois Ponts d'Or 99193-52-002-BA6A - face view

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    Haute Horlogerie

    Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges

  • Girard-Perregaux Full Calendar 49535-52-151-BK6A - face view

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    Girard-Perregaux 1966

    Full Calendar

  • Girard-Perregaux Traveller ww.tc 49700-11-631-BB6B - face view

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    Traveller

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  • girard-perregaux-hawk ceramic-sea hawk-49960-32-632-fk6a

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    Sea Hawk

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Valentine’s Day

The day of romance captures the mechanical hearts of our timepieces

— This weekend, sweethearts will express their feelings as they celebrate the feast of St Valentine. Here are some perfect watches for the occasion.
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
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Laureato

— While preparing to celebrate its 225th anniversary, Girard-Perregaux returned to its iconic Laureato and its original design.
JANUARY 28, 2016
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Hiromi Uehara wins the François Perregaux award

— The virtuoso pianist Hiromi Uehara won the 2nd Edition of the Francois Perregaux Award and was presented with the award by Girard-Perregaux CEO Antonio Calce.
JANUARY 03, 2016
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Exhibition in Yokohama

— Girard-Perregaux inaugurates an exhibition dedicated to François Perregaux at the Creative City Center in Yokohama, Japan.
JANUARY 01, 2016
Girard-Perregaux Répétition Minutes Tourbillon sous Ponts d'Or
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GPHG 2015

— The Minute Repeater Tourbillon With Gold Bridges rewarded by the Striking Watch Prize.
NOVEMBER 02, 2015
GPHG Greubel Forsey
GPHG 2015

The winners

— The prize-giving ceremony of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2015 took place Thursday evening. Here is the complete prize list.
OCTOBER 29, 2015
GPHG 2015

Round Table: Artistic Crafts

— Our in-house teams produces a three-way split in this difficult-to-judge category.
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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Girard-Perregaux 1966, 40 mm, steel

— This Girard-Perregaux 1966, 40 mm, is presented for the first time in steel in the history of the iconic 1966 collection.
OCTOBER 20, 2015
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Video. 1966 Steel

— The iconic Girard-Perregaux 1966 Collection is available in steel for the first time.
OCTOBER 17, 2015
GPHG 2015

Round table: Striking watches

— Another split decision from our contributors in a category that cannot be judged purely on visual criteria.
OCTOBER 01, 2015
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1966 Large Date and Moon Phases

— For the first time, Girard-Perregaux brings together on the 1966 the large date and the moon phases indicator functions.
SEPTEMBER 02, 2015
Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève
GPHG 2015

And the 72 pre-selected watches are...

— For its 15th edition, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève unveils a selection of models highly representative of Fine Watchmaking. Which brands are already winners?
SEPTEMBER 01, 2015
GPHG 2015

Who will win the 15th Aiguille d’Or?

— The Grand Prix de l’Aiguille d’Or has been awarded every year at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2001. Does an analysis of the 14 previous winners give a hint as to who the 15th winner could be?
AUGUST 12, 2015
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    Interview with Antonio Calce

    — Our editor-in-chief caught up with the man who took over the Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard brands at the start of this year.
    JULY 22, 2015
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    Only Watch 2015

    — In order to support the biennial charity auction, Girard-Perregaux offers an exclusive Vintage 1945 XXL, Large Date, Moon-Phases watch.
    JULY 19, 2015
  • Watch reviews

    Rectangular watches in vogue

    — There has been a small renaissance in the field of rectangular watches, with new avant-garde designs arriving on the market to complement the existing classic...
    JULY 06, 2015
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    Telling Time

    In praise of the hour

    — “Telling time” is the title of an expertly curated exhibition that debuts at the MUDAC in Lausanne this month.
    MAY 30, 2015
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    Asymmetrical watches

    Legion of broken lines

    — Rarer than minute repeater perpetual calendars, grand complication models, or even multi-axis tourbillons, asymmetrical watches nevertheless sell for as little...
    MAY 30, 2015
  • Répétition Minutes Tourbillon sous Ponts d’Or © Girard-Perregaux
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    Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges

    — The watch displays on its front side not only a Tourbillon with Gold Bridges, but also the majority of the components of the minute repeater.
    MAY 13, 2015