Girard Perregaux Watches – Excellence in the Family
In the elite world of fine Swiss watches, this brand has been a key establishment responsible for creating timepieces that are nothing short of legendary. A family affair in all senses, this brand’s legacy extends across the generations of the Bautte, Girard-Perregaux, Graef, and Macaluso families.Read less Read more
Magic Happens Under One Roof
Bearing in mind the traditional expertise of watchmaking as it was practiced in the 18th century; Girard Perregaux brought all the different components of watch manufacturing under one roof. All elements beginning with the initial design and then moving into creating the movement, cases, complications, etc. before the final assembly and quality checks was brought under the brand’s direct control. This autonomy of function allowed for the brand to control and direct the process of creating high-quality mechanical watches in keeping with the brand’s ethos.
Given their commitment to aesthetics, it is no surprise that even the movements are decorated, despite their being largely invisible to the wearer. Over the 225 years of its existence, the brand has developed many innovations in horology, including the iconic movement Tourbillon with three gold Bridges, and filed around 80 patents in the watchmaking universe. They have built a spectacular heritage, especially in the field of chronometry; for them, fine watchmaking is a science and an art.
Girard Perregaux works to create top-of-the-line movements that follow the principles of tradition while also maintaining a perspective of research and development so as to stay relevant in a constantly evolving, modern market. Girard Perregaux’s movements are broadly regarded as haute horlogerie movements and mechanical movements.
The former, which are nine in number and include manual and automatic movements, are used in the haute horlogerie collection of watches for men and women, all of which include impressive complications. There are four collections of mechanical movements (the GP2700, GP3200, GP3300 and GP 4500 series) that are the base of many modular complication mechanism designs. These 14 movements, also manual and automatic movements, power the Hawk, Vintage 1945, Girard-Perregaux 1966, Traveller, Laureato, Cat’s Eye, and Vintage 1945 Lady collections.
Pre-Owned Girard Perregaux Watches
A fine watch is a great investment, but an expensive one…more so if you’re lusting after one of Girard Perregaux’s haute horlogerie watches. And that’s where the pre-owned watch market becomes a godsend. Even when in pristine condition and with no actual reduction in value (on the contrary, the older it is, the more valuable), by virtue of being a pre-owned GP, the watch immediately becomes a little more affordable and accessible to watch lovers who are looking to buy one great watch or add slowly to a great collection. Who would turn down an easy chance to own a GP?