GIRARD-PERREGAUX is a Swiss high-end watch manufacturer tracing its origins back to 1791. The history of the brand is marked by legendary watches that combine sharp design with innovative technology such as the renowned Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges
presented by Constant Girard-Perregaux in 1889 at the Paris Universal Exhibition where he was awarded a gold medal. Exclusively dedicated to the creation of Haute Horlogerie, Girard-Perregaux is one of the very few watch manufacturers to group together under the same roof all the specialist professions required to create and produce watches – including the very heart of the watch, its movement. With over 80 patents to its credit, Girard-Perregaux is entirely committed to research and development in order to continue to add to the unique heritage it has contributed to modern watchmaking.
A true technical revolution that stunned connoisseurs when some prototypes of the innovative mechanism were first presented, the Constant Escapement is now integrated into the movements driving the new models of Girard-Perregaux’s Haute Horlogerie
collection. It has taken years of research and development in virtually unexplored territory to consolidate and ensure the reliability of this significant step in watchmaking history. The name, in addition to being a nod to one of the Maison’s historical figures, Constant Girard-Perregaux, also refers to a holy grail in mechanical watchmaking that has perplexed watchmakers since the dawn of time : the constant force. Keeping true to its innovative vision, the brand decided to try using a quite novel approach to achieve it. The concept presented on that occasion in the form of a functional mechanism was breathtaking, promising and poetic : the design was lightweight and graceful. However, the goal was far from being the result of art for art’s sake, this was a new and convincing answer to the age-old preoccupation in watchmaking : the precision and regularity of a mechanical watch.
The perfect companion for time lived one day at a time, the new Traveller collection from Girard-Perregaux has a strong refined and modern style, while at the same time being both casual and elegant and inspires a new way of living. Traveller - The collection’s very name says it all. It describes the globetrotter juggling time zones; or anyone for whom the passing hours are a journey to be savored at every instant. Like its two models – one a chronograph with time zone indication, and the other with moon phases and large date - Traveller journeys in time, within its own time. The collection builds on the past’s expertise to reveal today’s hours, setting off to conquer the world, here and there, and everywhere, following the minutes that tick by. It experiences every moment intensely, because traveling allows the wearer to savor the passing of time, time that no one can control.
The Traveller collection is the inheritor of the iconic ww.tc Collection, with a new look. The lines are sleek, the curves dynamic, the shapes stretched: the sense of movement is at the heart of the style. The 44 mm diameter sleek silhouette belongs to the 21st century, soft and energetic at the same time. The graduated bevels of the long lugs underline their convex curves. The alternation of satin-brushed and polished finishes captures and reflects the light, enhancing each detail of the design. The dials play subtly with the depth of field, adding relief to the time displayed. Lastly, the oscillating weight and the folding clasp pay tribute to the arrow of Girard-Perregaux’s emblematic three gold Bridges, giving the collection a distinctly contemporary character.
Much like the watches that carry the name, Sea Hawk and Chrono Hawk. They show the determination that any new challenge demands. Daring, pure-bred, uncompromising, they are the watches in the new sport collection by Girard-Perregaux: Hawk. They exude energy in an uncompromisingly avant-garde design forged by a manufacturing expertise that dates back to 1791. Two models: one a chronograph, the other for diving – launch a new line that boldly takes its place in the heritage of the brand. Hawk: the very word connotes animal elegance, cunning, wisdom — and power.