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Perpetual expertise in haute horlogerie

For over two centuries, Girard-Perregaux has perpetuated expertise in Haute Horology from our Swiss Manufacture. Our watches are firmly placed in the vanguard of horological innovation, confirmed by the innumerable prizes and distinctions held by the Maison.

SWISS-MADE AND HAND-CRAFTED

 

The quest for precision

 

Master watchmakers design, develop and produce all the essential components of a Girard-Perregaux timepiece. Our exceptional movements make the invisible visible, revealing the art in precision engineering. A single movement can involve more than 400 intricate components, and a single component can have up to five different finishes.

Manufacturing time

 

Breathing life into objects

 

Manufacturing time with Girard-Perregaux involves countless operations at the hands of artisans with truly rare crafts today.

Our watchmakers give life to the movements perpetually beating in each Girard-Perregaux. They craft and assemble hundreds of complex components, from our iconic bridges to tiny gear wheels, into works of timekeeping art.

The dial is the face of the watch, crafted into iconic tributes to the movements beating within. Guilloché, sandblasting, engraving and polishing are just some of the decorative processes involved. Each dial respects design codes that make each watch instantly recognisable to Girard-Perregaux.  

Finally, bevellers meticulously erase any trace of machining from each surface. Every last wheel, the smallest pinion, the mightiest bridge - all are smoothed and polished calling upon centuries of tradition. Nowhere is the delicacy and complexity of this finishing more evident than our skeleton models that make the traditionally invisible complications visible parts of the watch.

 

Behind the case 

 

Beauty on the inside

 

Because a watch must be as beautiful on the inside as the outside with Girard-Perregaux, each component passes through the hands of true artisans just as dedicated to the perfection of the case as an invisible screw or spring. Just one watchmaker is dedicated to the production of a single Haute Horlogerie piece from start to finish. Decoration, assembly and adjustment are performed entirely by hand with traditional methods perfected over two centuries. Long months on the bench are required to accomplish these Haute Horological feats, even though they often remain concealed behind the case.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Collections

Manufacture movements

Manufacture movements

High-tech materials

High-tech materials

Micro-painting

Micro-painting

Engraving

Engraving

Stone setting

Stone setting

Manufacture movements

Manufacture movements

High-tech materials

High-tech materials

Micro-painting

Micro-painting

Engraving

Engraving

Stone setting

Stone setting

Training Center

 

The transmission of watchmaker know how

 

Preserving the value of your timepiece is a top priority for Girard-Perregaux. The mission of the GP Training Centre is to pass on our expertise to the watchmakers in our service centres. Compliance with our quality standards during an intervention is an absolute must. Authorised Girard-Perregaux watchmakers take regular technical courses with our master-watchmakers, thereby progressively gaining access to increasingly demanding levels of intervention.