Girard-Perregaux

There is no mystery about the success of Girard-Perregaux. It is the natural result of more than two centuries of jewellery watches manufacture and a constant commitment to perfection. Established in 1791, Girard Perregaux is one of the oldest watch brands in the world. Its history starts from the Geneva watch and jewellery house Bautte, known at the time with its extra thin watch model.
Identifiable with the unique focus on the detail and precision in the manufacture of the movement, Girard-Perregaux proves that each collection of watches has been created as a result of a sustainable balance between tradition and technological innovation.

Following the path of their ancestors and believing in the principle that a “watch must be as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside”, they have created some of the most successful and iconic models such as Bridges, Laureato, Vintage 1945, Cats Eye. And so, for more than two hundred years, the brand has managed to combine unique skills, cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions, qualities which make it the holder of more than one hundred watch patents.

Laureato

In 2016, in tribute to Girard-Perregaux’s 225th anniversary, the Laureato model made a comeback to the Haute Horlogerie scene in limited series.
The Laureato range has never been this varied: the complicated model is available both with quartz and automatic movements, cases available in four sizes and in versions made of steel, gold, two-tone steel & gold or featuring titanium elements. Girard-Perregaux also presents watches from the Laureato line with exclusive vision, made of white or black ceramics.

Neo-Bridges 

The new Girard-Perregaux Neo-Bridges —  the brand’s first non-tourbillon “Bridges” timepiece — debuts as the flagship of this new “retro-futurist” series. The Neo-Bridges Automatic Titanium offers a contemporary take on the architectural design codes established by brand co-founder Constant Girard — whose Esmeralda pocket watch, with its three-bridges tourbillon movement, won first prize at the Paris Universal exhibition in 1889 — and by Jean-François Bautte, the legendary 18th-century watchmaker whose company merged with Girard-Perregaux in 1906.The barrel stores a power reserve of at least 48 hours. The titanium case measures 45 mm in diameter. The front of the watch is covered with a box-shaped, nonreflective sapphire crystal. 

Neo-Bridges 

The new Girard-Perregaux Neo-Bridges —  the brand’s first non-tourbillon “Bridges” timepiece — debuts as the flagship of this new “retro-futurist” series. The Neo-Bridges Automatic Titanium offers a contemporary take on the architectural design codes established by brand co-founder Constant Girard — whose Esmeralda pocket watch, with its three-bridges tourbillon movement, won first prize at the Paris Universal exhibition in 1889 — and by Jean-François Bautte, the legendary 18th-century watchmaker whose company merged with Girard-Perregaux in 1906.The barrel stores a power reserve of at least 48 hours. The titanium case measures 45 mm in diameter. The front of the watch is covered with a box-shaped, nonreflective sapphire crystal. 

Laureato Absolute

At this year’s SIHH show, the brand unveiled three new watches called the Laureato Absolute collection. The trio consists of the straightforward Laureato Absolute as well as a chronograph and a WWTC version. Each of the three variations boasts a contemporary 44mm case with a strikingly handsome design. All of the models boast a polished and satin-brushed black PVD-treated titanium finish. All three watches come equipped with Manufacture movements boasting water resistance up to 300 metres.

Laureato Chronograph 38mm

In 1975, Girard-Perregaux presented a sporty and original model equipped with an octagonal polished bezel and an integrated bracelet. In 2017, the curtain rises on a new chapter in the history of the Laureato Lady collection available in 2 sizes: 38 mm and 34 mm. A successful combination between assertive – sporty lines and highly classic elegance. The New Laureato Chronograph Lady 38 mm is a daily watch offering a strong vintage design with a reliable in-house manufactured mechanical movement. Girard-Perregaux has fitted this emblematic case with its self-winding chronograph movement, driving two counter and small seconds as well as a date display.

Laureato Chronograph 38mm

In 1975, Girard-Perregaux presented a sporty and original model equipped with an octagonal polished bezel and an integrated bracelet. In 2017, the curtain rises on a new chapter in the history of the Laureato Lady collection available in 2 sizes: 38 mm and 34 mm. A successful combination between assertive – sporty lines and highly classic elegance. The New Laureato Chronograph Lady 38 mm is a daily watch offering a strong vintage design with a reliable in-house manufactured mechanical movement. Girard-Perregaux has fitted this emblematic case with its self-winding chronograph movement, driving two counter and small seconds as well as a date display. Laureato lady – an exquisite ladies’ watch, available in two case diameters. The quartz watch has a 34 mm dial and the automatic one has a 38 mm dial and a self-winding movement. The variety of colours of the straps allows the model to satisfy every taste.

Bridges Cosmos

Combining a tourbillon with a sky chart and world time complications, the Girard-Perregaux Bridges Cosmos is the latest Haute Horlogerie timepiece of the brand, presented on occasion of the SIHH 2019. The functions of the watch are arranged symmetrically along its horizontal and vertical axes: offset hours and minutes appear at 12 o’clock, while the tourbillon spins beneath a large black titanium bridge at 6 o’clock. At 3 o’clock, a terrestrial globe serves as a day/night indicator, while, at 9 o’clock, a sky chart laser-engraved on a blue-tinted titanium globe rotates every 23 hours, 58 minutes and 4 seconds, the exact duration of a sidereal day.

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