To celebrate its return to the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie de Genève (SIHH), Girard-Perregaux unveils new and stunning creations, heirs of the icons on which the Manufacture has built its reputation over the centuries.
An icon from the 70s
In 1975, Girard-Perregaux presented a sporty and original model equipped with an octagonal polished bezel and an integrated bracelet. In 2017, the curtain rises on a new chapter in the history of the Laureato model becomes a true and complete Collection available in 4 sizes: 45 mm, 42 mm, 38 mm and 34 mm.
A bold design that reinterprets an icon of watchmaking tradition into a captivating high tech timepiece. The Neo Bridges is faithful to the DNA of Girard-Perregaux: the movement is not only a technical part of the watch but also an integral part of the design which makes the Neo Bridges instantaneously recognizable.
The Planetarium Tri-axial is one of the very few triple-axis Tourbillon in the watch industry. It defies gravity with the spectacular high speed 3D rotation of its Tourbillon, but also with its terrestrial globe making a rotation in 24 hours, offering an intuitive view of the time all over the world. Its impressive case design incorporates two sapphires domes and a side opening allwoing to admire the tourbillon from all angles.
Constant Escapement L.M.
Constancy is a permanent quest for watchmakers. At Girard-Perregaux, this horological ‘holy grail’ has become a reality. Presented in 2008, the Constant Escapement revolutionised the very foundations of chronometry. Ten years after this major breakthrough, Girard-Perregaux introduces a new Constant Escapement L.M. model featuring a design that is more technical and contemporary than ever.
In 1878, the Canadian engineer Sandford Fleming proposed to divide the globe into 24 time zones wherein the time would be the same. It was only in the early 1930s that the Genevan watchmaker Louis Cottier invented a watch displaying the time in all 24 time zones at once. In 1990, Girard-Perregaux presented its first world timer wristwatch and, in 2000, dedicated a whole collection to world timers : the WW.TC.
Girard-Perregaux also displays a new addition to the 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases model, with two new timepieces in rose gold and white gold.
A woman’s beauty lies in the perfection of her features, as well as the nobility of her bearing and the inner beauty that she radiates. The Cat’s Eye collection that Girard-Perregaux has dedicated exclusively to women was designed to reflect this intense aura of femininity, combining design excellence with a mechanical movement reflecting the finest traditions upheld by the Maison. Cat’s Eye Celestial, the latest addition to this prestigious line, infuses it with an emotional and subtly complex dimension, along with the iconic La Fenice and its sublte mantle of diamonds, Sparkle and the new addition to the Small Seconds model.
XXL Large Date and Moon Phases
The sober lines of the Vintage 1945 evoke the aesthetic heritage of the early 20th century that Girard-Perregaux has so consistently espoused. In a vibrant tribute to Art Deco, the straight lines melt into curves and back again in perfect balance. The case and sapphire crystal are curved from top to bottom and from left to right ; a convex profile more difficult to shape than a case with straight lines. The mechanical heart and its unique large date mechanism are revealed under a transparent dial. In a deft combination of technology and style, this model is enhanced by its Art Deco-inspired aesthetic code and its uncompromisingly contemporary mechanical structure.
Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges 40 mm
The Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges is the Brand icon, a basic reference point in Swiss watchmaking tradition, due to its history, design, the excellence of its conception and its irreproachable finishes. To celebrate its 150th Anniversary, Girard-Perregaux reinvents the icon, releasing a new addition to the Bridges collection: the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges 40 mm.
Laureato Ceramic 42 mm
For the first time in its history, the Laureato is welcoming a new version entirely clothed in black ceramic, the Laureato 42mm Ceramic. Girard-Perregaux is thereby introducing its emblematic model to the rich world of this material. Thus attired, the iconic Girard-Perregaux casual chic watch takes a walk on the dark side, but only to further enhance its charisma and its strong presence.
In donning a ceramic mantle in the darkest shade of all, the Laureato once again displays the strength and relevance of its design, capable of multiple mutations through time in terms of both size and materials.