Girard-Perregaux - the ultimate watches
For more than 227 years, this famous Swiss manufacture has been churning out perfectly crafted superior quality products. Girard-Perregaux watches can be traced back to 1791, when Jean-François Bautte began making his first timepieces. Only years later – changes at the helm, of the company – first a son, then relatives – did the workshop change its name to Girard-Perregaux. This took place in 1906. The new proprietor paid more attention to what was at the heart of watches, hidden inside the case rather than to their appearance. It was his specific fascination with movements that inspired the creation of Girard-Perregaux's unique watch model - with three distinctive bridges.
Girard-Perregaux watches – a history
Experiments with tourbillon, the very classic Girard-Perregaux iconic watch, began as early as the 1850s. The first design of this type appeared in 1856. It was already patented five years earlier. Girard-Perregaux worked long hours to create the perfect tourbillon movement, making a name for himself as a very precise watchmaker. The pocket watches produced in the Girard-Perregaux manufacture were as accurate as astronomical watches of the time. This was confirmed by tests at the Neuchâtel Observatory for example. It is the brand's considerable heritage that makes Girard-Perregaux watches so highly regarded. And to this day the brand itself is amongst the world’s best. Classic Girard-Perregaux tourbillon watches are still on the market. The styling and movements of heritage models it makes today are reminiscent of the best models from a bygone era. The famous Girard-Perregaux three bridge watch is now 150 years old. However, its design continues to inspire admiration around the world.
A Girard-Perregaux watch – always exceptional!
Owners of the brand's timepieces lucky as Girard-Perregaux watches fetch high prices at auctions and exhibitions. This is because all Girard-Perregaux watches are made from the highest quality materials, including precious metals such as gold. Their movements are crafted with perfect precision and made to make Girard-Perregaux watches eternal devices. Use of abrasion resistant ruby-type gemstones on the inside guarantees that the cogs will last for plenty of years to come. Choose these top quality watches to add elegance, prestige and class to your styling. We stock noteworthy Girard-Perregaux watches and will be happy to help you choose the right one for you!