Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton

This latest addition to the Laureato family extends the appeal of the octagonal-bezel collection as Girard-Perregaux reaches out to collectors who enjoy their mechanical movements skeletonized and fully decorated.

You may recall that last year Girard-Perregaux celebrated its 225th anniversary in part by re-introducing its Laureato, the brand’s groundbreaking 1970s steel watch, with an updated steel-cased design featuring a 41mm round case with Laureato’s familiar octagonal bezel, hobnail dial and integrated bracelet. The firm then expanded the collection this past January with a selection of smaller sizes for women, automatic examples in several sizes and even a tourbillon model. read more

Susan David Rockefeller, and Girard-Perregaux “Changing Watch” for Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation

New York City, NY (September 26, 2013) – Last night Susan and David Rockefeller and Swiss luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux joined forces with Nile Rodgers for the Changing Watch event supporting We Are Family Foundation.

The evening began with a cocktail hour at Cipriani 42nd St. displaying select Girard-Perregaux timepieces. Of particular distinction being the revolutionary new Constant Escapement. Industry powerhouses from the worlds of watchmaking, fashion, music, sport, and philanthropy mingled together under Renaissance inspired high vaulted ceilings and gorgeous chandeliers. Guests attending included socialite and activist Amanda Hearst, star of The Real Housewives of NY Kelly Bensimon, Million Dollar Listing NY star Ryan Serhant, model & activist Almudena Fernandez, Italian actress Jo Champa and more. read more

OTW: Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Small Seconds 70th Anniversary Edition

The Art Deco period began around 1908 in Europe with Parisian designers and artists as principal exponents. The design movement took inspiration from the earlier Art Nouveau period, but eschewed its flowing shapes and pastel shades in favor of chrome and black geometric forms.

I adore many of the watches that emerged from this time. Two personal favorites include the Vacheron Constantin American 1921 and the effortlessly stylish Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Looking at the clearly defined lines and crisp dials, these designs continue to proffer an abundance of eye appeal despite the passage of time. read more

Girard-Perregaux Competizione Circuito Chronograph

A part of the new Competizione Collection, the Circuito Chronograph is a modern chronograph option that combines tradition with avant garde.

When creating the watch, the Manufacture’s engineers and watchmakers opted for a robust design and lightness by using an innovative case that is 42mm made out of titanium and carbon. The use of this alloy meant that the case design had to be specifically developed to accommodate the composite material. The case protects the Manufacture’s GP03300-0122 reference chronograph caliber from outside damage. Meticulously finished in the traditional craft manner in the Manufacture’s workshops, the 25.6mm mechanism featuring blued screws, a circular-grained manipulate and bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève reveals some of its 435 components through its metallic case-back. read more

A MODERN CHRONOGRAPH OPTION – CIRCUITO CHRONOGRAPH

Circuito Chronograph, is a modern  chronograph optiona as a part of the new Competizione Collection, which combines tradition with avant garde..

When creating the watch, the Manufacture’s engineers and watchmakers opted for a robust design and lightness by using an innovative case that is 42mm made out of titanium and carbon. The use of this alloy meant that the case design had to be specifically developed to accommodate the composite material. The case protects the Manufacture’s GP03300-0122 reference chronograph caliber from outside damage. Meticulously finished in the traditional craft manner in the Manufacture’s workshops, the 25.6mm mechanism featuring blued screws, a circular-grained manipulate and bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève reveals some of its 435 components through its metallic case-back. read more

Girard-Perregaux’s Cat’s Eye and Zodiac Calendars

Girard-Perregaux’s Cat’s Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendars represents the animus or masculine spirit of watchmaking clothed in a comely feminine form. With its gold case, mother-of-pearl dial, diamonds and white satin strap, this watch gives an Oscar-worthy performance as a woman’s watch. In fact, the self-winding Girard-Perregaux GP033M0 movement that works between the plates is the hidden inner male personality of time. It is worth noting here that the movement and the case are well suited to each other, as can be seen in the space between the month display and the edge of the case. read more

Girard-Perregaux ‘Chamber Of Wonders’ Series

Long before the invention of smart devices, a man’s constant companion, over mountains and seas, was his wristwatch. So as a tribute to the original wanderers, Girard-Perregaux has released a trio of watches for those who still hold adventure in their hearts. Housed in classic 1966 cases in pink gold, the Chamber of Wonders pieces boast mastery in art and craft through the painstakingly rendered centuries-old maps on their dials. read more