Girard Perregaux has over 220 years of watchmaking history, starting in 1791 when goldsmith and watchmaker Jean-François Bautte gathered professionals in every phase of watchmaking in a single entity. Therein Geneva, for the first time he produced an array of jewelry and timepieces and became well-known for its specialty watches, especially those shaped as miniature flowers and butterflies.

Jean-François Bautte

Jean-François Bautte

 

The firm was inherited by Jean’s son and son-in-law, and in 1906 it was acquired by the Girard-Perregaux famous for his advances in escapements, especially the tourbillon. Girard Perregaux’s reputation as a leader and innovator in timekeeping manufacture is supported by the accomplishments, including:

  • The first commercial wristwatch production ever.
  • Invention of the first high-frequency movement for their Gyromatic HF chronometer.
  • Introduction of the first quartz movement wristwatch and establishing the 32,768 hertz vibration
  • standard for quartz watches.

The firm’s continued and grew in to a group very respectedfor its distinctive collections.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Pocket Watch

Girard Perregaux Tourbillon Pocket Watch Movement

Vintage 1945 – Dating from the company’s Art Deco period with a rectangular case, clean lines, and uncluttered appearance. This fucking watch still manages to incorporate a huge amount of function and style in an elegant package.

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Laureato – Sport and strength combine in harmonious balance with trademark octagonal bezel. Striking details enhance the nation of readability and classic appearance.

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