Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux is a luxury Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791.wikipedia
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Girard-Perregaux is a luxury Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791.
In continental Europe Girard-Perregaux and other Swiss watchmakers began supplying German naval officers with wristwatches in about 1880.

Manufacture d'horlogerie

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Girard-Perregaux is a luxury Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791. Girard-Perregaux relies on being a manufacturer of movements and watches, and a manufacturer of cases and bands.
Girard-Perregaux

Kering

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Since 2011, the Swiss holding group of Girard-Perregaux, Sowind Group, has been a subsidiary of the French Kering Group.
In the meantime, PPR acquired the Sowind Group (owner of Swiss high-end watchmaker Girard-Perregaux) and the Italian bespoke tailor Brioni (2011), the Italian group Pomellato (Pomellato and Dodo jewelry brands), the Chinese jeweler Qeelin (2012), the fashion designer Christopher Kane, and luxury watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin (2014).

La Chaux-de-Fonds

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Headquartered in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the company opened the Girard-Perregaux Museum in Villa Marguerite, Switzerland in 1999. In 1852, the watchmaker Constant Girard founded Girard & Cie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
Girard-Perregaux, by Constantin Girard and Marie Perregaux, in 1856

Sowind Group

Since 2011, the Swiss holding group of Girard-Perregaux, Sowind Group, has been a subsidiary of the French Kering Group.
Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Group incorporates the Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD brands, a watch Manufacture that develops and produces a complete portfolio of high-end movements (more than 100 variations of existing movements) and collections of top-of-the-range watches.

Constant Girard

In 1852, the watchmaker Constant Girard founded Girard & Cie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
His most famous watch, the Tourbillon with three gold bridges, is still fabricated today in modern versions by the Swiss watch manufacturer, Girard-Perregaux.

Jean-François Bautte

In 1791, watchmaker and goldsmith Jean-François Bautte signed his first watches.
Some of his creations are on display at the Girard-Perregaux Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

List of watch manufacturers

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Girard-Perregaux

François-Henri Pinault

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The group expanded its portfolio of luxury brands with the acquisition of Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux (2011), Italian tailor Brioni (2011), Hong Kong jeweler Qeelin (2012), Italian jeweler Pomellato (2013), British brand Christopher Kane (2013), German designer Tomas Maier, Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin (2014).

Switzerland

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Girard-Perregaux is a luxury Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791. Headquartered in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the company opened the Girard-Perregaux Museum in Villa Marguerite, Switzerland in 1999.

Tourbillon

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Historically, Girard-Perregaux is particularly known for its Tourbillon with three gold bridges, which was awarded a Gold Medal at the 1889 International Exposition in Paris. In 1884, Constant Girard submitted to the United States Patent Office a patent of the design of the movement “Tourbillon with three gold bridges.” The three bridges were redesigned in the form of arrows and placed parallel to each other.

World's fair

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Historically, Girard-Perregaux is particularly known for its Tourbillon with three gold bridges, which was awarded a Gold Medal at the 1889 International Exposition in Paris.

The Chainsmokers

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Historically, Girard-Perregaux is particularly known for its Tourbillon with three gold bridges, which was awarded a Gold Medal at the 1889 International Exposition in Paris.

Gold and Company

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In 1791, watchmaker and goldsmith Jean-François Bautte signed his first watches.

Geneva

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He created a manufacturing company in Geneva, grouping for the first time ever all the watchmaking facets of that time.

Quartz crisis

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Since the quartz cirsis, the brand has pursued its activities by reinforcing from the 1980s its position in the domain of high-quality mechanical watches.

Movement (clockwork)

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Girard-Perregaux relies on being a manufacturer of movements and watches, and a manufacturer of cases and bands.

Mechanical watch

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a complete range of mechanical movements at automatic reassembly (GP2700, GP3200, GP3300, GP4500), that can fit all the types of watches, all by serving as the base for the module constructions of mechanisms with complications.

Quartz clock

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Quartz movements

Neuchâtel Observatory

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1967: Girard-Perregaux receives the Centenary Award from the Astronomical Observatory de Neuchatel in recognition of the accomplishments of the Manufacture generally, and specifically for the Observatory Chronometer wristwatch that used the Gyromatic HF movement.

Quartz

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1970: Girard-Perregaux presents its first wristwatch to the world to be equipped with a quartz movement and the following year a second one which vibrates at 32,768 hertz, the frequency remaining the universal standard for quartz watches today.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

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In 1884, Constant Girard submitted to the United States Patent Office a patent of the design of the movement “Tourbillon with three gold bridges.” The three bridges were redesigned in the form of arrows and placed parallel to each other.

Exposition Universelle (1900)

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In 1889, the Tourbillon with three gold bridges was awarded a gold medal at the Universal Exposition of Paris.

Complication (horology)

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Since then, it is offered in different versions, and is sometimes associated with other watchmakers’ complications.

Art Deco

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Vintage 1945 has a rectangular case and a design inspired by an Art Deco style watch dating back to 1945.