Girard-Perregaux

Company profile:

The origins of Girard-Perregaux are conventionally dated to 1791, when Jean-François Bautte signed his first watches. He became well-known for his extra-thin watch models, and set up a company in Geneva with the idea of having all the crafts involved in watchmaking under one roof, at that time an innovative concept.

Working separately, in 1852, Constant Girard founded Girard & Cie; two years later, he married Marie Perregaux, and in 1856 he renamed his manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, coining the brand name Girard-Perregaux. In 1906, Girard-Perregaux purchased the older Bautte company and acquired an extra 60 years of history.

In 1992, Italian businessman Luigi Macaluso became CEO of the company, and over the next few years Girard-Perregaux progressively enhanced its capability of developing its own movements. In 2011, the brand became part of the Kering Group.

Location:

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

People:

Antonio Calce, CEO of Sowind, and so at the helm of Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard

Antonio Calce

New watches:

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Bridges

Other posts:

Girard-Perregaux 1957

Girard-Perregaux Competizione chronograph

Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton

Girard-Perregaux Esmeralda Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Laureato

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Majestic

Girard-Perregaux Chamber of Wonders

Girard-Perregaux 1966 in steel

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Small Second

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Small Second 70th anniversary edition

Top 10 watches at Baselworld 2015

Blue Hour Girard-Perregaux 1966 41mm

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M.

Top 20 tourbillon watches 2014

 

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