Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Copper

Girard-Perregaux presents a new Laureato model with a 38mm diameter case and a copper-colored dial featuring Clous de Paris motif.

This mid-sized, unisex model has a traditional Clous de Paris pattern dial that is composed of multiple pyramidal structures that engage with light, bestowing tiny pockets of brilliance and shade.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Copper

While the dial is termed ‘copper’, its dynamic character is far more complex, transitioning from tawny brown to pink-toned gold with multiple shades in between.

For displaying the hours and minutes, it has two Baton-type hands. Both of these hands and indexes are treated with luminescent material, augmenting readability in dim light. A golden central sweep seconds hand reinforces the metallic yet warm character of the composition.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm watch with Copper dial

Moreover, the dial is complemented with the GP logo, again depicted in golden hues. The Maison’s single bridge emblem makes an appearance, providing a respectful nod to the iconic movement of the Tourbillon with Three Bridges from the 1860s.

The ageless appearance of the Laureato is completed with the beloved octagonal bezel and integrated bracelet.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Copper movement

Dressed in a 10mm thick stainless steel case, the Laureato 38mm Copper is equipped with a self-winding movement, the Calibre GP03300.

Visible via a see-through case-back, the in-house movement is enriched different decorations ranging from bevelling, mirror-polishing, satin finish, snailing, sunray finish to various engravings. The bridges are decorated with straight Côtes de Genève and the pink gold oscillating weight is embellished with circular Côtes de Genève.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Copper

The Laureato 38mm Copper will go on sale in December 2022 and will be available worldwide in limited quantities through all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Technical details

Model: Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Copper
Reference: 81005-11-3154-1CM

Case
Material: steel, polished and satin finished
Diameter: 38.00mm
Height: 10mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 meters (10 ATM)

Movement
Calibre GP03300-2034
Self-winding mechanical movement with 18k pink gold oscillating mass
Diameter: 25.95mm (11 1/2’’)
Height: 3.36mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h –(4Hz)
Number of components: 218
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min 46 hours

Dial
Sunray copper with a ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, ‘baton’ type rhodium-plated indexes with luminescent material (white emission), gold-plated GP logo
Hands: ‘baton’ type rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with luminescent material (white emission), gold-plated central second hand

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Bracelet
Steel bracelet, polished and satin finished

Retail Price
GBP 11’500 / CHF 14’200 / USD 14’900 / EUR 15’000

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Green

Girard- Perregaux has announced the launch of a new Laureato watch with distinctive green dial.

Mounted with the signature octagonal bezel, the new Girard- Perregaux Laureato Green has a 42mm diameter stainless steel case with polished and satin finished surfaces throughout. It has a modest height of just 10.68mm.

The virescent hue is paired with a Clous de Paris dial pattern, accentuating the richness of the dial colour as it transitions from one shade to another, depending on the available light.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Green

For the first time on a Laureato with three hands, this new model juxtaposes a black flange with the main dial colour, in this instance green.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Green

The baton-style hands and indexes are presented in black PVD and incorporate luminescent material. The central sweep seconds hand is rhodium-plated, bestowing a notable contrast with the dial surface.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Green

Beating inside the Girard- Perregaux Laureato Green watch is the GP01800 self-winding calibre. The main plate of this movement is adorned with circular graining, while some components feature bevelling, mirror-polishing, satin finish, snailing, sunray finish and various engravings.

The bridges are decorated with straight Côtes de Genève and the rhodium-plated oscillating weight is embellished with circular Côtesde Genève. The movement has a power reserve of at least 54 hours.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Green watch with bracelet

The matching steel bracelet is optimally shaped to provide a comfortable means of uniting the watch with its wearer.

Technical details

Model: Girard- Perregaux LAUREATO 42MM Green
Reference: 81010-11-3153-1CM

Case
Material: Steel, polished and satin finished
Diameter: 42.00mm
Height: 10.68mm
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Sapphire crystal

Dial
Sunray green with a ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, ‘baton’ type black
PVD-treated indexes with luminescent material (white emission)
Hands: ‘baton’ type black PVD-treated hour and minute hands with luminescent material (white emission), rhodium-plated central second hand
Water resistance: 100metres (10ATM)

Movement
Calibre GP01800-2035
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 30.00mm (131/4’’’)
Height: 3.97mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4Hz)
Number of components: 191
Number of jewels: 28
Power reserve: min. 54 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Bracelet
Steel, polished and satin finished

Retail price
GBP 11’100 / CHF 13’700 / USD 14’300 / EUR 14’400

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Pink Gold & Onyx

Swiss luxury watch manufacture Girard-Perregaux has added a new model to its sporty elegant Laureato family: the Laureato 42mm pink gold watch with black onyx dial.

The 18- carat pink gold case of this new model maintains the Laureato tradition of juxtaposing polished and satin finished surfaces throughout. A matching pink gold bracelet provides a fitting means of uniting the watch with its wearer.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Pink Gold & Onyx

The Maison has paired the noble hues of the case with a sumptuous handcrafted black onyx dial. The hands, baton-style indexes and GP logo, positioned at 12 o’clock, are presented in warm golden tones.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Pink Gold & Onyx

The self-winding calibre beating inside this watch encompasses a myriad of refined details. The main plate of the movement is adorned with circular graining, while some components feature bevelling, mirror-polishing, satin finish, snailing, sunray finish and various engravings.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Pink Gold & Onyx

The bridges are decorated with straight Côtes de Genève and the pink gold oscillating weight is embellished with circular Côtes de Genève. Lastly, the movement has a power reserve of at least 54 hours.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Pink Gold & Onyx

The Laureato 42mm Pink Gold and Onyx will go on sale in September and will be available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Pink Gold & Onyx

Technical details

Model: Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm

References
Reference: 81010-52-3118-1CC (alligator strap version)
Reference: 81010-52-3118-1CM (pink gold bracelet version)

Case
Material: Pink gold, polished and satin finished
Diameter: 42.00mm
Height: 10.68mm
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 metres (5ATM)

Dial
Polished black onyx, pink gold GP logo, ‘baton’ type pink gold indexes
Hands: baton type gold-plated hands

Movement
Reference: GP01800-1404
Self-winding mechanical movement with pink gold oscillating weight
Diameter: 30mm (13¼’’’)
Height: 3.97mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4Hz)
Number of components: 191

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Strap
Pink gold, polished and satin finished bracelet or Black alligator strap

Buckle
Pink gold, triple folding (alligator strap version)

Retail price
42,000GBP/ 51,800CHF/ 54,300USD/ 54,500 EUR

 

Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0

Girard-Perregaux presents Casquette 2.0, a new interpretation of the iconic Casquette watch.

In 1976, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Casquette, a cutting-edge quartz timepiece endowed with a tubular LED display. It displayed the hours, minutes, seconds, day and date. The Casquette was produced from 1976 to 1978. During that period, Girard-Perregaux made 8200 examples of this innovative quartz watch. Over the years, this ‘retro futuristic’ timekeeper has become much sought after by watch aficionados and style conscious wearers.

Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0

The new model has been named the Casquette 2.0. It is housed in a scratch-resistant ceramic case and features a Grade 5 titanium caseback. Both the titanium and ceramic are hypoallergenic and light. Indeed, it has an exceptionally low mass of 107g, helping to augment wearer comfort. It comes with titanium pushers and a titanium badge which is positioned atop the watch head and emblazoned with a period GP logo. The watch is equipped with the Calibre GP03980.

Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0

In 2021, Girard-Perregaux, in collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, created a Casquette pièce unique in support of Only Watch charity auction. Based on the original Casquette of 1976, the watch was encased in forged carbon and titanium and endowed with titanium pushers. The watch was sold for CHF 100,000.

In common with the historical model, Casquette 2.0 displays the hours, minutes, seconds, day, and date. However, the new movement comes with some additional functions, including the month, year, chronograph, second time zone and secret date. This latter function allows the wearer to save a memorable date of the wearer’s choosing. The secret date (date, month and year) can be shown each day at a time specified by the wearer.

Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0

The Casquette allows the wearer to view the time on demand, preserving battery life. The watch is supplied on a ceramic bracelet with a rubber interior which proves more flexible and comfortable than its counterpart fitted to the original Casquette. The bracelet it now paired with a folding titanium buckle.

During the lifetime of the original Casquette, 8200 pieces were produced. Girard-Perregaux has chosen to limit the production of the new Casquette to just 820 pieces.

Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0

The customers can pre-order Casquette 2.0 exclusively on the brand’s e-commerce site from 22.02.2022 to 7.3.2022. Subsequently, the watch will be available in select Girard-Perregaux retailers around the world.

Technical details

Model: CASQUETTE 2.0
Reference: 39800-32-001-32A

Case
Material: black ceramic & Grade 5 titanium, Grade 5 titanium pushers
Dimensions: 42.40 x 33.60 mm
Height: 14.64 mm
Glass: sapphire crystal
Case-back: titanium, secured by 4 screws
Dial: Tubular LED display
Water resistance: 50 metres (5 ATM)

Movement
Reference: GP03980
Quartz movement
Dimensions: 26.24 x 27.60 mm
Height: 6.40 mm
Frequency: 32,768 Hz
Number of components: 45

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, year, chronograph, second time zone, secret date

Bracelet
Material: black ceramic with rubber interior
Buckle: folding, titanium

Edition
Limited edition of 820 pieces, not numbered

Retail Price
CHF 4,500 / EUR 4,700 / USD 4,700 / CNY 35,100

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition

La Esmeralda is the famous prize-winning pocket watch made for the ‘Exposition Universelle’ in 1889. As the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture celebrates its 230th anniversary, it has revisited its iconic timepiece of 1889 and created a wristwatch that celebrates the Maison’s incredible fine watchmaking heritage and know-how.

In 1860, Constant Girard created a tourbillon chronometer equipped with three nickel silver bridges. Later, in 1867, Constant entered the Observatoire of Neuchâtel competition where his watch won first prize, setting a record that remained unchallenged for many years. Again, in 1867, the same watch won a medal at the Exposition Universelle, Paris.

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon "A Secret" Eternity Edition

What differentiated Constant’s work from that of his peers was that he didn’t restrict his efforts to technical details alone but also expended much effort refining the architecture of his movements. In particular, the famous three bridges he employed on his watches were not merely functional, but also designed to be visible and attractive. Over time, the design of the arrow-shaped bridges became increasingly stylised, encompassing numerous facets. Furthermore, the three bridges were ennobled, transitioning from the nickel silver found on the early pocket watches to the now famous golden bridges.

Constant would visit Paris again in 1889, entering another pocket watch for the ‘Exposition Universelle’. The renowned watchmaker unveiled the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, a pocket watch housed in a sumptuous pink gold case, measuring 56mm in diameter and fitted with a detent escapement.

The case was elaborately engraved by Fritz Kundert, an acclaimed artisan based in the ‘Neuchâtel Mountains.’ In September 1889, the watch received a diploma and gold medal at ‘Exposition Universelle’. After the event, a famous watch and jewellery retailer, Hauser, Ziwy & Co, which operated ‘La Esmeralda’ stores in Paris and Mexico, was tasked with selling the prize-winning watch.

La Esmeralda
La Esmeralda

The watch, ultimately called ‘La Esmeralda’, was sold to Porfirio Diaz, then president of Mexico (1830-1915). In 1970, a descendent of the president offered the Manufacture the opportunity to purchase the watch and it now forms part of the Maison’s museum collection.

While La Esmeralda was a highly precise pocket watch, its charms were not merely restricted to its engraved case and golden bridges. For instance, it was fitted with a sumptuous white grand feu enamel dial.

Moreover, Poire Stuart hour and minute hands, featuring a filigreed design, contributed to the watch’s elegant mien. Finally, the savonette case, incorporating a hinged dust cover, was beautifully engraved with three horses. However, despite having extensive archives, Girard-Perregaux can find no record regarding the significance of said horses. Indeed, the horses have now become known as the ‘equine mystery’.

This year, as Girard-Perregaux celebrates its 230th anniversary, the Manufacture has created La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition, a wristwatch employing the Maison’s legendary watchmaking know-how as well as encompassing an array of artistic crafts, executed to an exceptional standard.

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon "A Secret" Eternity Edition

Unveiled during the Dubai Watch Week in 2021, this latest creation re-interprets the design of the legendary 1889 ‘La Esmeralda’ pocket watch and references many of its extraordinary refinements.

Three gold bridges span the dial, similar to those fitted to La Esmeralda of 1889. However, on this latest model, Girard-Perregaux has once again made the invisible visible by bringing the horses engraved on the back case of the original pocket watch up to centre stage of this new timepiece. Indeed, two hand-engraved galloping horses form the right and left ends of the barrel bridge and tourbillon bridge.

Each bridge is painstakingly finished and features concave bevelling, mirror-polishing, flanks with horizontal ‘traits-tirés’ and rounded off arms. It requires 40 hours to finish all three bridges, while the additional engraving found on the barrel bridge and tourbillon takes an extra 50 hours to complete.

While the La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition celebrates the Manufacture’s history and upholds many of its historical techniques, it also incorporates cutting-edge technology. For example, the elaborately formed mainplate is made using a CNC-machine and produced to infinitesimal tolerances unimaginable back in the 19th century. However, once milled, the mainplate is finished to the exacting standards befitting the term ‘Haute Horlogerie’. This is just one example of how Girard-Perregaux has repeatedly juxtaposed modern-day know-how with traditional expertise.

The mainplate (caseback side) is embellished with a new form of finishing, an industry first exclusive to Girard-Perregaux. Where some high-end watches feature a bevelled edge, presented at 45°, spanning the surface and the flank, this model encompasses concave bevelling. This involves creating a curved recess between the surface and flank, catching light wonderfully and transitioning from one shade to another.

As its name implies, the watch is fitted with a secret cover. By pressing the crown pusher, the secret cover opens, revealing the self-winding movement, the Calibre GP09600-1506. Beneath the secret cover, the mainplate is fitted with a motion-work bridge and marking plate. Both are made from pink gold and incorporate traits-tirés and hand-polished angles, thereby emulating the shape of the famous Gold Bridges. The motion-work bridge is marked ‘secret’. The inside of the hinged secret cover is hand-engraved with various inscriptions, albeit these can be personalised on request.

Both the barrel and the mainplate (dial side) are enlivened with various guilloché patterns, performed using a traditional rose-engine lathe, operated by a time-served artisan.

The dauphine-type hour and minute hands are formed of pink gold and circumnavigate an intricate and beautifully appointed dial. Beyond its three iconic bridges and the aforementioned guilloché dial, the watch is endowed with several additional delights for the delectation of purists.

The central area of the dial and mainplate is recessed, accommodating the barrel, centre wheel and tourbillon cage. A rhodium plated barrel sits in the upper portion of the dial and features golden engraved text. This detail recalls the text found on the barrel of the original La Esmeralda, declaring the model’s patented status. A white gold micro-rotor sits beneath the barrel, out of sight, energising the mainspring with minimal user input.

A tourbillon cage is positioned in the lower portion of the dial. Made using state-of-the art technology, the lyre-shaped cage, comprised of 78 components, weighs just 0.3g. This low mass helps mitigate power-consumption, contributing to the model’s power-reserve of at least 50 hours. A blued steel hand is affixed to the tourbillon cage and serves as a small seconds display.

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon A Secret Eternity Edition 3

The pink gold case is totally hand-engraved, honouring the skilful work of Fritz Kundert, the artisan tasked with engraving La Esmeralda in the 19th century, as well as the dedication and skill of the modern-day artisans of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The bezel, caseband, lugs and buckle are engraved with a delicate leaf motif. The outerpart of the cover is adorned with a fluted pattern. Additional engraving graces both the inside and exterior of the secret cover.

La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition is introduced as part of the Eternity Edition series, paying homage the eternal beauty of enamel. This contemporary Interpretation has taken use this métier d’art one step further than Its historical forebearer, extending the enamelling onto the outer case sides and lugs – all of which has been executed in-house.

To the rear of the watch, the back of the blue enamelled secret cover features three horses, again inspired by the original La Esmeralda and adorned with a sunray guilloché decoration and blue grand feu enamel. The horses return, but their origin remains an enigma or, as they say at the Manufacture, ‘an equine mystery’.

La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition will be offered in seven different colourways, each produced on request for a maximum of eighteen pieces per colour. It is available worldwide through all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Technical details

Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon "A Secret" Eternity Edition

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition is a brand new watch model endowed with a sublime in-house grand feu enamel dial.

In 1969, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Deep Diver, a watch intended for subaquatic use. Its cushion-shaped case was designed accordingly, but its curvaceous form also delivered a high quotient of eye-appeal. Most notable of all was the model’s unique bezel design with 14 facets.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

Later in the mid-1970s, the Manufacture launched its steel sports watch Laureato. It featured a fully integrated bracelet and was initially supplied with a quartz movement. Interestingly, the design cleverly played with contrasting shapes. For example, a round dial was framed with an octagonal bezel which sat atop a circular plinth above a tonneau shaped case. The Laureato also introduced a new bezel design featuring eight facets rather than 14.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

Over the years, the Laureato has evolved, embracing mechanical movements, different materials and a variety of complications. During Dubai Watch Week in 2021, the Manufacture unveiled a new version of the iconic watch, the Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition.

The composition of this model respects the lasting appeal of the original Laureato design of 1975, but augments its enduring looks with a grand feu enamel dial. This glossy epidermis will never fade with the onset of years and will retain its showroom-fresh appearance indefinitely. The grand feu enamel dials are made in the company’s in-house facility.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

Furthermore, Girard-Perregaux has enlivened the surface of the dial with a guilloché sunray motif. This pattern is visible through the translucent enamel surface, heightening the splendour of the dial’s surface. Prospective wearers are indulged with a choice of blue or green dial options.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

While the dial epidermis may be very distinctive, other dial elements are reassuringly familiar. Rhodium-plated baton-type hands convey the hours and minutes.

The brand’s initials are positioned at 12 o’clock and, along with the hour markers, are applied to the dial’s surface. The slender central sweep seconds hand features a counterweight emulating the profile of a Girard-Perregaux Gold Bridge. It also spotlights a date display at 3 o’clock with white numerals positioned upon a coloured disc, matching the hue of the main dial.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

Upholding the DNA of the 1975 original, the Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition features an integrated bracelet. Each link is presented in polished or satin finished form, conferring a masterful interplay that has always been highly prized by watch aficionados. This marriage of contrasting finishes also extends to the case and bezel, bestowing a sumptuous feel to the composition.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition

The GP01800 calibre is made at the company’s production facility in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The self-winding movement features a pink gold oscillating weight adorned with circular Côtes de Genève motif. Additional movement refinements include straight Côtes de Genève on the bridges, bevelling, mirror-polished screws, circular graining on the main plate and engraved gilded text, all executed to the company’s no-compromise standards.

The Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition is available in two variants, blue and green. Each option is limited to 188 pieces.

Technical details

GP Laureato Eternity Edition

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

Celebrating the 230th anniversary this year, Girard-Perregaux presents the Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition watch featuring a grand feu enamel dial.

In 1889, Girard-Perregaux received a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition for its Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges. While previous pocket watches featured three parallel nickel silver bridges, this model was endowed with a triumvirate of exquisitely shaped gold plates. Each bridge was arrow-shaped, a design patented a few years earlier in the United States of America (1884). While the bridges had a functional purpose, the Maison also made them an aesthetic element. This combination of functionality and style would become a fundamental pillar of the Girard-Perregaux brand.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

After the unveiling of the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, Girard-Perregaux produced numerous round watches, however, it would also go on to play with a multitude of shapes beyond the ubiquitous circular form. Indeed, the inaugural version of the Laureato (1975) featured a round dial framed with an octagonal bezel which sat atop a circular plinth above a tonneau shape case.

In 2004, the Manufacture released a new creation, the Cat’s Eye collection. Housed in a distinctive oval-shaped case, the model upheld the Maison’s predilection for non-standard forms. Designed from the outset to be a feminine creation, the watch won the Ladies prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG).

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

Close examination of the case reveals a gracefully arcing lugs and a cambered sapphire crystal. The numerous curves coax light, imbuing some contours with a brilliant glow while leaving other areas in darkness, quiet and reflective.

Over the years, Girard-Perregaux has produced several variants of the Cat’s Eye, some featuring complications, most adorned with gems, but all housed in an exquisite oval case. Now, the Manufacture unveils the Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition. Its name makes reference to the grand feu enamel dial and its capacity to retain a showroom-fresh appearance forever. No fading or cracking, just an extraordinary beauty that never fades. The grand feu enamel dials are made in the company’s in-house facility.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

The oval dial is adorned with a guilloché sunray motif that is visible through the blue translucent enamel surface, heightening the splendour of the dial’s surface.

Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands enunciate the time with notable grace. The brand’s initials are positioned at 12 o’clock and, along with the four hour markers, are applied to the dial’s surface while the others are decals. Purists will note the date display at 3 o’clock features white numerals positioned upon a coloured disc, matching the hue of the main dial as horological etiquette dictates.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

Housed in a steel case, set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds (∼0.85 ct), this latest model measures 35.40 x 30.40mm. The height of the case is a modest 9.10mm, ensuring the watch sits close to the wrist without projecting unduly.

Since the outset, the Cat’s Eye has always combined feminine design with mechanical finesse and, this latest version, the Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition, proves no exception. The self-winding movement, the GP03300-1739 calibre, is made at the company’s production facility in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition

It features a flower-shaped oscillating weight which is made from pink gold and is beautifully appointed with fine decorative finishes. Additional movement refinements include straight Côtes de Genève on the bridges, bevelling, blued screws, circular graining on the main plate and engraved gilded text, all executed to the company’s exalted standards.

The Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition is limited to 88 pieces. It will be sold exclusively by Seddiqi during December 2021. Thereafter, the model will be available in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers and on the brand’s e-commerce site.

Technical details

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Gold Fever

A new addition to Girard-Perregaux’s Laureato Absolute series, the Laureato Absolute Gold Fever combines bold styling and practicality with a useful chronograph complication and luxurious touches of pink gold.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Gold Fever

Measuring 44mm in diameter, the Grade 5 titanium case is suffused with black PVD and encompasses a blend of straight and circular satin finished surfaces along with polished edges. The model has an impressive water resistance of 300 metres.

The caseback is secured with six screws and engraved with the Laureato Absolute logo, a characteristic found on the first models launched in 2019.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Gold Fever

The Gold Fever timepiece features a sandwich dial. Where many watches have indexes applied upon the main dial membrane, the dial of this watch adopts a more unusual approach. The black upper dial has cut-out baton-shaped indexes and subdials, affording sight of a lower plate formed from 18K pink gold.

By adopting this design, the dial masterfully plays with depths, augmenting visual interest while at the same time delivering remarkable readability. The use of 18K pink gold extends to the hour and minute hands as well as the applied GP logo and the three counters gracing the dial.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Gold Fever

The Manufacture has endowed the Laureato Absolute Gold Fever with an innovative high-tech rubber strap, made of Girard-Perregaux Rubber Alloy suffused with pink gold for the first time. Made from FKM rubber, the strap is injected with 18K pink gold and features a fabric effect appearance.

The FKM rubber delivers greater suppleness and resistance than conventional rubber. Moreover, the specification of the strap with its addition of noble metal bestows a sumptuous look and tactility. Similar to the Laureato of 1975, the strap affixed to this model is integrated, smoothly flowing into the case. The strap is fitted with a titanium folding clasp equipped with a micro-adjustment system which allows the wearer to fine tune the size, thereby granting the perfect ergonomic fit.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Gold Fever

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Gold Fever is a limited edition of 188 pieces and will be sold exclusively by Revolution and The Rake on their respective e-commerce platforms as of 15 November 2021 for a period of two months. Thereafter, the model will be available in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers and on the brand’s e-commerce site.

Technical details

Model: LAUREATO ABSOLUTE GOLD FEVER
Reference: 81060-21-492-FH3A

Case
Material: Grade 5 titanium with PVD treatment
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 14.65mm
Glass: Sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: Secured by 6 screws, engraved Laureato Absolute logo
Water resistance: 300 metres (30 ATM)

Dial
18K gold indexes with luminescent material, 18K gold counters, applied GP logo in 18K pink gold
Hour and minute hands: ‘baton’ type with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP03300-1058
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25.95mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 6.5mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Number of components: 419
Number of jewels: 63
Power reserve: min. 46hours

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Bracelet
Material: rubber & 18K gold with fabric effect
Buckle: folding clasp with micro adjustment system, titanium with PVD treatment

World Price
CHF 14,390

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

The Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition is the latest creation from Girard-Perregaux, made in collaboration with Aston Martin Lagonda.

Its dial is suffused with a delightfully decadent application of what is now known as “Aston Martin Green”, achieved by painstakingly applying paint twenty-one times to the dial, forming seven distinct layers of paint as a result. The automotive influences also encompass cross-hatching, a diamond-like pattern first seen with the carmaker’s ‘AM’ logo (1921 – 1926). This motif was also inspired by the quilted seats found in the British brand’s numerous high-performance sports cars.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

Three counters grace the dial, two chronograph registers and a small seconds display. Each counter features a partially open-worked hand, perpetuating the design of the hour and minute hands. The central section of each counter is snailed. A date display is positioned at 04:30, completing the inventory of functions.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

Sporting an octagonal bezel, the profile of this model honours the watch brand’s iconic Laureato of 1975. Upholding Girard-Perregaux’s design philosophy, the case masterfully plays with different shapes. Moreover, the numerous curves, facets and lines, along with satin-finished and polished edges, collaborate, delivering a wonderful play with light.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

A pane of sapphire crystal, positioned to the rear of the watch, affords sight of the automatic, Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP03300-0141, marking the first time a Laureato Chronograph features an open caseback.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

This movement, based on the highly regarded Calibre GP03300, is endowed with Côtes de Genève, in both circular and straight forms, polished sinks, thermally blued screws and perlage. The movement also bears the eagle emblem, signifying it is an in-house calibre.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

The watch is housed in a 42mm 904L stainless steel case. This particular grade of steel is less common than 316L and is costlier, the relative benefits of which include superior corrosion resistance, improved scratch resistance and a much brighter, luxurious appearance. The use of 904L stainless steel extends to the bracelet which is enriched with a satin brushed finish.

The Laureato Chronograph – Aston Martin Edition, a limited edition of 188 pieces, is immediately available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Technical details

Model: Laureato Chronograph – Aston Martin Edition
Reference: 81020-11-001-11A

Case
Material: steel
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Height: 12.01 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: anti-reflective sapphire crystal, Aston Martin logo decal
Water resistance: 100 metres (10 ATM)

Dial
“Aston Martin Green” with cross hatching, ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material (green emission)
Hands: skeletonised, ‘baton’ type with luminescent material (green emission)

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0141
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25.95 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 6.50 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 419
Number of jewels: 63
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Bracelet
Material: 904L steel
Buckle: 904L steel, triple folding

Edition
Limited Edition of 188 pieces, not numbered

Retail Price
GBP 14,000 / CHF 17,300 / USD 18,100

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer Blue Limited Edition

Dressed in a transparent sapphire crystal case with titanium lugs, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer Blue watch provides a three-dimensional view of numerous movement components. Exclusively created for luxury watch retailer Bucherer, this timepiece is limited to 18 pieces.

Featuring a 44mm diameter case, the Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer maintains some of the design codes first seen on the inaugural Laureato of 1975 including its famous octagonal bezel. It also encompasses a number of new, eye-catching details like the transparent case made of sapphire crystal.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer Blue Limited Edition

After milling and polishing, each of these cases is rigorously checked in order to ensure there are no inclusions.

Traditionally, most mechanical watch movements are built around a main-plate. Various moving components are positioned atop the mainplate and in turn several bridges are positioned above said components. A regular mechanical movement is comprised of three layers, with some or all of the movement is hidden from view. In most cases, the mainplate is round-shaped. However, the Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer movement follows a different type of architecture.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer Blue Limited Edition

The octagonal mainplate of the Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer emulates the shape of the iconic bezel found on the 1975 original. Finished in blue PVD, it evokes Bucherer’s house colours.

The mainplate is incredibly strong, preventing unwanted flex which could adversely affect reliability, and the case is formed of sapphire with titanium lugs. The sapphire sections of the case afford sublime views of the mainplate, various components like the balance and the mainspring, as well as open-worked NAC-treated bridges.

This spectacular movement also has a hollowed-out barrel drum and a skeletonised gold oscillating weight. The open-working also extends to the hour and minute hands which feature a skeletonised design affording superior views of the movement below.

The translucent sapphire case attracts light to penetrate the various internal parts, especially of the movement within.

The watch is equipped with the self-winding Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP01800-1652. It is screwed together with the bezel, case and case-back, through the eight corners of the octagonal mainplate.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer Blue Limited Edition

Although contemporary styled, this timepiece brings about the Maison’s mastery in the long-established traditional finishing techniques. For example, the NAC treated bridges are circular satin-finished. The movement also features several highly desirable technical features such as a variable inertia balance. In comparison with the index-regulated balance, the variable inertia balance is superior, proving less susceptible to positional influence and delivering better rate stability.

Two titanium lugs unite the sapphire case with a strap made of an innovative GP Rubber Alloy, made of grey FKM rubber alloy injected with titanium and finished with a fabric effect texture. This type of rubber provides greater suppleness and resistance when contrasted with conventional rubber.

It is provided with a titanium folding clasp with a micro- adjustment system, allowing the wearer to fine tune the size to deliver the optimal wrist fit.

The Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer, limited and numbered edition of 18 pieces, is available exclusively in selected branches of Bucherer from September 2021.

Technical details

Model: Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer Blue
Reference: 81071-43-431-FC6A

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 18 pieces
Exclusive to Bucherer

Case
Material: sapphire and titanium
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 11.56mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: anti-reflective sapphire crystal, engraved ‘Bucherer Blue’
Water resistance: 30metres (3ATM)

Dial
3D ring with polished trapezoid indexes
Hands: rhodium-plated, skeletonised with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP01800-1652
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 30.00mm (13¼’’’)
Height: 4.16mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h –(4Hz)
Number of components: 172
Number of jewels: 25
Power reserve: min. 54hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds

Strap
Material: grey FKM rubber alloy (injected titanium on rubber) with a fabric effect
Buckle: titanium, folding with micro-adjustment system

Retail price
CHF 80,780

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges

This year marks the 230th anniversary of Girard-Perregaux. As part of its celebrations, the prestigious Swiss watch Manufacture is revisiting its iconic models and releasing a number of new creations. These timepieces often boast a touch of modernity.

The Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges is endowed with three Neo Bridges formed of pink gold, the first time all three Neo bridges have been made from this noble metal.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges

After the Free Bridge watch launched in 2020, the new Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges will be the final subfamily to join the company’s Bridges collection.

The three bridges not only support the gear-train, barrel and tourbillon, they also act as the main-plate. The result is that the bridges appear to float in mid-air. This unusual construction required the Maison to affix the indexes to the flange which in turn is attached to the case.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges

The upper and lower surfaces of the pink gold bridges are dressed in black PVD coating. They are the very antithesis of conspicuous consumption. Only the slim, vertical flanks of each bridge are exposed.

Each bridge is painstakingly chamfered by hand using a small piece of boxwood, a technique employed for hundreds of years. While the Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges appears contemporary, it still upholds many of the traditional techniques synonymous with Haute Horlogerie.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges

A notable characteristic of this timepiece is that it plays with three dimensional forms, positioning various dial elements at different heights, a characteristic shared in common with some of the world’s finest architectural structures. Despite its complexity, the dial remains clean, uncluttered and simple to read, with the barrel, gear train and tourbillon arranged along a north-south axis.

The barrel is positioned in the upper portion of the dial and sits above a white gold micro-rotor, harnessing energy from the motion of the wearer’s wrist. The vertical sides of the rotor are engraved with the watch’s model name.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges

The tourbillon is positioned to the base of the dial. Made of Grade 5 titanium, the cage is lyre-shaped, a historical design dating back to the 19th century.

A blued hand on the cage rotates 360° every minute and serves as a small seconds display. The tourbillon cage is comprised of 79 components and weighs a mere 0.25 grams. This featherweight mechanism consumes less energy. The movement has an impressive power reserve of 60 hours (minimum).

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges

The watch does not feature a conventional bezel. Instead, the sapphire crystal, positioned atop the dial, has gently sloping sides that curve downwards to the outer edge of the case middle.

To manufacture and polish this eye-catching crystal, it requires more material, time and great expertise. By equipping the Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges with upper and lower crystal box sapphire crystals, the Manufacture has imbued the model with a harmonious degree of symmetry.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges

The Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges is available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers

Technical details

Model: Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges
Reference: 99296-52-001-BA64

Case
Material: 18K rose gold
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 15.52mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective crystal ‘box’
Case-back: sapphire crystal ‘box’
Water resistance: 30metres (3ATM)

Dial
Three bridges in gold on the front side covered with black PVD
Three bridges in titanium on the back side covered with black PVD
Hands: Skeletonised, 18K pink gold, ‘Dauphine’ type with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP09400-1273
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 42.00mm (183/4’’)
Height: 9.45mm
Invisible mainplate
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h –(3Hz)
Number of components: 260
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 60hours

Functions
Tourbillon, hours, minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon cage

Tourbillon
Tourbillon cage composed of 79 components weighing only 0.250 grams

Strap
Material: Black alligator with rubber effect
Buckle: 18K pink gold triple folding buckle
The timepiece will be delivered with an additional black alligator strap with gold effect.

Retail price
CHF 138,300

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition

Uniting the watchmaking expertise of Girard Perregaux with Aston Martin’s unique knowledge of luxury and performance, this exceptional creation is the first wristwatch born from the recently announced partnership between the two iconic manufactures.

Known for their enduring passion for refined craftsmanship, both brands have been working together, sharing their understanding of design, materials and technology. This latest model is an ultramodern interpretation of the iconic Three Bridges pocket watch from the 19th century.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition

The 44 millimetre case of the Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition watch is made of Grade 5 titanium. The case is topped with a sapphire crystal ‘box’ glass with AR coating.

The caseback of the watch is also fitted with a sapphire crystal glass with the same shape. Both glasses coax light to illuminate the case interior, thereby providing excellent readability.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition

Sitting between both panes of sapphire crystal, the three bridges movement appears to levitate within the case.

Three bridges, an iconic signature of Girard-Perregaux, span the dial and are formed of titanium with black PVD treatment and polished angles. The design endows the timepiece with an airy appearance, offering spectacular views of movement components.

This is achieved by paring back the movement, causing the mainplate to seemingly disappear within the case, thereby creating the illusion of the movement flying within the case. It was this particular characteristic that led to the term ‘Flying Bridges’.

The cage of the tourbillon, positioned in the lower portion of the dial, is ‘lyre-shaped’, a characteristic found on all the company’s tourbillons dating back to the 19th century. A blued hand affixed to the cage imparts the running seconds.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition

The tourbillon cage, measuring a mere 10mm in diameter, is composed of 79 components which collectively weigh only 0.25 grams.

The barrel, positioned at 12 o’clock, is open-worked, affording partial views of the mainspring. A white gold micro-rotor, positioned beneath the barrel, energises the mainspring and, unlike most automatic watches, it grants unobstructed views of the movement.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition

The car company’s name is engraved on the vertical flank of the micro-rotor and is filled with white luminescent treatment which appears blue in restricted light. Likewise, the indexes and hands are also treated with white luminescent treatment and, once again, emit a blue glow in dim light.

The watch is fitted on an alligator strap with rubber effect. With this timepiece, the brand is offering an additional strap. Its design inspired by the Aston Martin racing cars of the past.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition

This world premiere strap is presented in black calf leather and featuring Girard-Perregaux Rubber Alloy, an innovative rubber insert injected with white gold.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition

The Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges -Aston Martin Edition, a limited edition of 18 pieces, is available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition

Technical details

Model: Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges–Aston Martin Edition
Reference: 99296-21-001-BA6A

Case
Material: Grade 5 titanium with black DLC treatment
Diameter: 44.00mm
Height: 15.52mm
Glass: Sapphire anti-reflective crystal ‘box’
Case-back: Sapphire crystal ‘box’
Water resistance: 30 metres (3ATM)

Dial
No dial
Bridges in black PVD
Hands: Dauphine-type skeletonised, solid gold with ‘black-Or” treatment and luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP09400-1683
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 42.00 mm (18 3/4 ’’’)
Height: 9.45 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h–(3Hz)
Number of components: 260
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 60 hours
Tourbillon cage composed of 79 components
Weighing only 0.250 grams

Functions
Tourbillon, hours, minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon

Strap
Material: alligator strap with rubber effect
Buckle: Triple folding buckle, Grade 5 titanium with black DLC treatment
Additional black calf leather strap with Rubber Alloy (injected white gold on rubber) insert

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 18 pieces

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230

Swiss luxury watch brand Girard-Perregaux presents Laureato Absolute Ti 230, the new model that marks two historical milestones.

Girard-Perregaux was founded 230 years ago in 1791, the same year an English clergyman, William Gregor, discovered titanium in Cornwall. With the release of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230, the new model unites the Manufacture’s know-how with the lightweight element.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 watch with grey dial

This year marks the 230th anniversary of Girard-Perregaux. As part of its celebrations, the Manufacture is revisiting its iconic models and releasing a number of new creations. The story of the Maison began in 1791 when Jean-François Bautte, aged just 19, produced his first pocket watch.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 watch with blue dial

In 1791, William Gregor, discovered a black sand called menachanite in Cornwall. He analysed it and concluded that it contained oxides of iron and an unknown metal. This metal was subsequently identified as titanium, an element named after the Titans, the children of Uranus and Gaea in Greek mythology. Today, titanium is widely used, not only in watchmaking but also in the fields of aerospace, medicine and motorsport, selected for its array of benefits.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 watch case

The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 unites the two stories of Girard-Perregaux and William Gregor, drawing on know-how amassed over 230 years. Titanium comes in many forms, sometimes alloyed with other elements. Girard-Perregaux prefers to use Grade 5 titanium as it is particularly strong, corrosion resistant, lightweight and hypoallergenic; attributes that enrich the wearer’s experience.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230

Another reason for using Grade 5 titanium is that the metal can be polished. Girard-Perregaux presents the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 in a 44mm lightly sandblasted case that encompasses polished facets, providing a beautiful gleam and subtle contrast.

The combination of curves and lines are juxtaposed with the octagonal bezel and crown, beautifully playing with contrasts. The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 watch is available with a choice of a blue or grey dial. For the first time, the Maison offers a Laureato Absolute where the crown is encircled with a rubber ring, matching the hue of the rubber strap.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230

The dial is of a sandwich-type construction, comprised of an upper layer, perforated with numerous openings, sat upon a lower layer. The apertures in the upper layer afford partial sight of the lower layer, presented in grey. By adopting this design approach, the apertures form recessed luminescent baton-type indexes, wonderfully playing with depths, thereby heightening the overall appearance of the dial.

Powering the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is a self-winding Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP03300-1060. It contains 218 components; all produced to Girard-Perregaux’s exacting standards.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230

Upholding Laureato tradition, the strap is integrated, a characteristic found on the original model released in 1975. The strap, made of GP Rubber Alloy, this time containing titanium, perfectly matches the colour of the dial, and features a fabric effect texture, tastefully enlivened with grey stitching.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 watch strap blue

To create this strap, Girard-Perregaux has selected FKM rubber, a specification that provides greater suppleness and resistance than conventional rubber. The Manufacture has chosen to pair the strap with a titanium folding clasp with a micro-adjustment system, allowing the wearer to fine tune the size to deliver the optimal wrist fit.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230

The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 watch is offered in two variants, blue and grey. Each option is limited to 230 pieces.

The blue dial version of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 will be sold exclusively by Wempe for one month in its ten boutiques across Germany as well as its flagship stores in New York and London. Thereafter, the model will be available in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers and on the brand’s e-commerce site.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230

The grey dial version is available in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers as well as the brand’s e-commerce site.

Technical details

Model: LAUREATO ABSOLUTE TI 230

References
Reference: 81070-21-001-FB6A (grey dial)
Reference: 81070-21-002-FB6A (blue dial)

Case
Material: Grade 5 titanium
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 14.65 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: secured by 6 screws, engraved Laureato Absolute logo
Water resistance: 300 metres (30 ATM)

Dial
Dial 1: blue, cut out ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material
Dial 2: grey, cut out ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material
Hands: ‘baton’ type with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP03300-1060
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25.95 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 218
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Bracelet
Blue rubber strap injected with titanium, fabric effect and grey stitching or Grey rubber strap injected with titanium, fabric effect and grey stitching
Buckle: titanium, folding clasp with micro adjustment system

Recommended retail price
CHF 8,260

Girard-Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department Casquette Only Watch Edition

For this year’s Only Watch donation, Girard-Perregaux has collaborated with Bamford Watch Department. Together they created a reinterpretation of the Casquette, one of Girard-Perregaux’s most iconic 70s timepieces. The Casquette Only Watch revisits the original but adds a notably modern twist.

Girard-Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department Casquette Only Watch Edition

While the sapphire glass and LED display share the same look as the 1976 original, the edition is equipped with a new quartz movement. It displays hours, minutes, seconds and date as found on the 1976 model, however, it also includes a second time zone, a chronograph and a secret date function.

Girard-Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department Casquette Only Watch Edition

This new one-of-a-kind creation features a forged carbon & titanium case. The watch is presented on a calf leather strap embossed with an alligator effect and secured with a black ceramic buckle featuring titanium blades.

Girard-Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department Casquette Only Watch Edition

Created exclusively for Only Watch 2021, this unique timepiece is presented in a Casquette- inspired presentation sae, designed and produced by Bamford Watch Department.

Technical details

Model: Casquette – Only Watch Edition
Reference: 39800-32-002-HK6A

Case
Forged carbon & titanium, titanium pushers
Dimensions: 42.40 mm x 33.60 mm x 10.87 mm

Dial
Tubular LED display

Movement
Calibre GP03980

Bracelet
Strap Material: calf leather strap an alligator-effect texture
Buckle: triple folding, Grade 5 titanium blades, black ceramic cover

 

Aston Martin Announces Girard-Perregaux as its Official Watch Partner

Swiss haute-horlogerie brand Girard-Perregaux has been announced as Official Watch Partner of luxury British automotive manufacturer Aston Martin. The two brands will collaborate on upcoming limited-edition timepieces.

Both brands craft exquisite products for a discerning clientele and are appreciated by those in the know. Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford while Girard Perregaux traces its origins to 1791. While both organizations have amassed a wealth of skills and traditions, they continue to look ahead.

Aston Martin Announces Girard-Perregaux as its Official Watch Partner

Now owned by Kering Group, the Swiss traditional watch brand is celebrating an astonishing 230 years of watchmaking in 2021, while Aston Martin celebrates its return to Formula 1 as a works team for the first time in over 60 years. Girard-Perregaux branding will feature on the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM Team cars at the start of the 2021 F1 season in Bahrain while the first timepiece to be born from the collaboration between Aston Martin and Girard-Perregaux will be revealed later this year.

About Aston Martin

Aston Martin Lagonda is a luxury automotive group focused on the creation of exclusive cars and SUVs. The iconic Aston Martin brand fuses the latest technology, exceptional hand craftsmanship and timeless design to produce models including the Vantage, DB11, DBS Superleggera and the new SUV, DBX. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs, creates and exports cars which are sold in 51 countries around the world. Lagonda was founded in 1899 and Aston Martin in 1913. The two brands came together in 1947 when both were purchased by the late Sir David Brown.

About Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM Team

After more than 60 years away from Formula One, Aston Martin returns to Grand Prix racing in 2021. With one of the most iconic emblems in the world emblazoned above the garages and a team of over 450 passionate men and women at its heart, this is a team with both a rich heritage and a fresh perspective – bringing new energy to the sport with a determination to shake up the order and compete at the sharp end.

About Girard-Perregaux

Founded in 1791, Girard-Perregaux is one of the oldest fine watchmaking manufactures still in operation and is appreciated by those in the know. This year the company celebrates its 230th anniversary, a fitting testament to the brand’s watchmaking expertise. Indeed, the firm’s history is dotted with exceptional creations that skilfully blend aesthetics and functionality. These models include the iconic Laureato, born in 1975, as well as the legendary Tourbillon ‘With Three Gold Bridges,’ a watch that made the invisible visible, transforming bridges from just a technical element to an integral part of the timepiece – a first in watchmaking.

Girard-Perregaux’s place at the vanguard of horological innovation is confirmed by over one hundred recorded patents together with numerous prizes and distinctions. It remains one of the few watchmakers to retain Manufacture status for over two centuries by mastering all the required horological skills in-house and making watches infused with a notable degree of authenticity.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Infrared

Housed in a clear sapphire crystal case paired with red accents, the Girard-Perregaux Quasar Infrared watch pays homage to the Chinese New Year with its red tones, employing a colour that evokes energy, vitality and prosperity.

Beyond the model’s vibrant hues, the watch wonderfully plays with shapes and harnesses the Manufacture’s vast watchmaking expertise. Moreover, the Quasar Infrared makes the invisible, visible, transforming bridges from a technical element to an integral part of the timepiece, a characteristic Girard-Perregaux pioneered in 1867 with its legendary Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Infrared

As China looks forward to celebrating the New Year, a sense of optimism is omnipresent. With the start of the new Chinese Zodiac comes the opportunity for loved ones to come together, celebrate and look forward to better times.

Girard-Perregaux shares this positive outlook and, in order to mark the occasion, is releasing a special one-off timepiece, the Quasar Infrared. This model is housed in a sapphire crystal case, a horological genre which has become a speciality of the house.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Infrared

The sapphire case is fashioned from a single sapphire disc. Thereafter, the disc is formed, milled and polished to create a smooth, homogenous surface, free of inclusions. This latter phase alone takes over 200 hours of work and hundreds of operations, employing techniques perfected over two centuries.

Making the case, lugs and crown is protracted, but excellence is seldom achieved in haste. A notable attribute of the Quasar Infrared relates to its breathtaking transparency. Components which are normally hidden from view are freely shown.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Infrared

A tourbillon is positioned at the base of the dial, seemingly floating. Its cage is lyre-shaped, a historical design dating back to the 19th century. However, this contemporary creation indulges the wearer with aerial views of the Neo Bridges, a Girard-Perregaux signature inspired architectural structures.

Formed of sapphire, these bridges appear futuristic, but continue to uphold the spirit of the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, Girard- Perregaux’s legendary pocket watch from 1867. Despite the modernity of this model, traditional hand-finishing is much in evidence.

The tourbillon cage is powered by a unidirectional automatic winding system featuring a micro-rotor made of white gold. Comprised of 79 components and weighing a mere 0.25 grams, the low mass of the tourbillon cage consumes only small amounts of energy, augmenting the movement’s available power-reserve.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Infrared

The micro-rotor is intentionally positioned behind the barrel, contributing to the pure, uncluttered appearance of the Quasar Infrared’s fully skeletonised movement. The Dauphine-type hour and minute hands feature red luminescent treatment. The strap is presented in the same ebullient hues, bestowing the composition with a harmonious visual aspect.

The Quasar Infrared is housed in a handblown floating glass sphere made in Switzerland, ensuring consistency with Girard-Perregaux’s origins. This unique piece is available in Girard-Perregaux’s Hong Kong boutique, located in K11 Musea.

Technical details

Model: QUASAR INFRARED
Reference: 99295-43-2004BAHA

Edition
Pièce unique

Case
Material: sapphire
Diameter: 46.00 mm
Height: 15.25 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective ‘box’
Case-back: sapphire crystal ‘box’
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)

Dial
No dial
Hands: skeletonised, white gold, ‘Dauphine’ type with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP09400-1439
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 36.00 mm (16’’’)
Height: 9.54 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
Number of components: 260
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 60 hours

Functions
Tourbillon, hours, minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon

Tourbillon
Tourbillon cage composed of 79 components weighing only 0.250 grams
The iconic Girard-Perregaux Bridges are made of sapphire

Strap
High-gloss red calfskin strap featuring hand-stitching
Buckle: triple folding, white gold
The timepiece will be delivered with an additional complimentary red alligator strap

Retail price
CHF 283,000

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Wired Limited Edition

Celebrating its 230th anniversary, Girard-Perregaux announced the launch of its e-commerce platform, featuring the new Laureato Absolute Wired offered as an online exclusive. This limited edition watch follows the legacy of the iconic Laureato from 1975 while incorporating much high-tech know-how.

Measuring 44mm in diameter, this new chronograph is housed in a Carbon Glass case. Formed from layers of carbon fibre and fibreglass which are then subject to high temperatures and pressure, the case material ultimately becomes homogenous. Thereafter, the material is milled into the desired shape. The resultant case exhibits a matte, slightly textured finish. Interestingly, the constituent layers create uneven strata within the material which are randomly aligned, making every watch unique.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Wired Limited Edition

The bezel employs the same manufacturing process as the case, however, it is further enriched with electric blue hues which emphasize Girard-Perregaux’s signature octagonal shape. Carbon Glass is both strong and very light. Indeed, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Wired weighs just 94 grams.

A sandwich-type construction method is used for the dial. It is comprised of an upper layer, perforated with numerous openings, sat upon a lower layer. The apertures in the upper layer afford partial sight of the lower layer.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Wired Limited Edition

The upper layer is executed in matte black, while the lower layer is presented in black-or, delivering a subtle contrast and making some dial details, such as the baton-type indexes, appear recessed. This design approach cleverly plays with depth, enriching the overall appearance of the dial. The chronograph is endowed with three snailed registers which sit below the upper dial layer, while a minute track is presented on a flange encircling the dial, thereby aiding readability.

The Laureato Absolute Wired is endowed with a Manufacture movement, the self-winding Calibre GP03300-1058. It is comprised of 419 components, all produced to Girard-Perregaux’s exacting standards.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Wired Limited Edition

In order to optimise wearer comfort, the Laureato Absolute Wired is presented on a black rubber strap featuring a fabric effect motif and incorporating black stitching. Both the case surfaces and strap facets flow seamlessly into one another, appearing as though they are just one component. The black tones of the case sit in concert with the blue hues of the bezel, while the black chronograph pushers are made of PVD-treated titanium and incorporate a blue border.

A specific type of rubber is used for the strap, delivering superior flexibility and strength when compared with traditional rubber. The folding black titanium buckle is equipped with a micro adjustment system which allows the wearer to fine tune the sizing of the strap, thereby granting the optimal wrist fit.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Wired Limited Edition

The Laureato Absolute Wired is limited to just 88 pieces. Within the first month of the watch going on sale it will be sold exclusively via the new Girard Perregaux e-commerce platform, in addition to an array of timepieces from the Manufacture’s core collection. This service will initially be available to UK and US-based customers only, with further countries to be added subsequently.

Technical specifications

Model: Laureato Absolute “Wired”
Reference: 81060-36-694-FH6A

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 88 pieces

Case
Black carbon glass case, blue carbon glass bezel
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 15.15 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Chronograph pushers: black PVD-treated titanium with blue border
Crown: black PVD-treated titanium
Case-back: black Carbon Glass secured by 6 screws, engraved Laureato Absolute logo
Water resistance: 50 metres (5 ATM)

Dial
Matte black, cut out ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material
Hands: black-or, ‘baton’ type with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP03300-1058
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25,50 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 6.50 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 419
Number of jewels: 63
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Strap
Black rubber with a fabric effect, black stitching
Buckle: folding with micro-adjustment system, black PVD-treated titanium

Recommended retail price
CHF 15,700/ USD 17,700/ GBP 11,470

Girard-Perregaux 1966 East to West Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Girard-Perregaux presents the 1966 ‘East to West’, in celebration of the 160th anniversary of its trading relationship with Japan, together with Darren Romanelli, the celebrated street-wear designer. Darren Romanelli, also known as DRx, is recognised for his love of Japan and Japanese culture making him the ideal collaborator for this important model.

In 1860, François Perregaux, the brother-in-law of Constant Girard, one of Girard-Perregaux’s founders, arrived in Japan with the clear objective of selling Swiss timepieces. He established an office in Yokohama making him the first Swiss watch merchant to be based in the country. To this day, Girard-Perregaux continues to enjoy close ties with Japan. Indeed, this year the Manufacture is celebrating the160th anniversary of its relationship with the country, releasing a new timepiece, the 1966 East to West.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 East to West Limited Edition

The dial of this black DLC watch is dressed in black onyx, bestowing a slightly restrained appearance, while the pink gold GP logo and the golden leaf-shaped hour and minute hands exhibit a degree of flamboyance. The onyx dial has been delicately shaped by hand to form a circular disc.

The laborious creation of the onyx necessitates no fewer than 15 pain staking operations. Thereafter, the DRx logo is applied to the dial using a metallisation process imbuing the surface with a glossy black appearance. This logo is presented in black, slightly different in shade from the onyx, bestowing a clear and obvious distinction between the two hues.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 East to West Limited Edition

A pair of scissors, a trademark of DRx, also features on the dial. While the leaf-shaped hands are prominent, the central sweep seconds hand is executed in a stealthy shade of black, again reinforcing the duality of the composition.

At the heart of the 1966 East to West is the in-house Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP 03300-1513. A smoked sapphire crystal, adorned with a DRx decal, affords views of the movement, which is endowed with traditional finishing such as circular-graining, bevelling, blued screws and ‘Côtes de Genève’.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 East to West Limited Edition

The 1966 East to West, limited and numbered 18 pieces, is available in Girard-Perregaux official retailers across Japan from mid-December 2020.

Darren Romanelli (DRx, Dr. Romanelli) is a Los Angeles-based designer, creative director and curator. He is most notable for creating series of customised, limited edition clothing, furniture, and collectibles and adds his signature DRx touch to all levels of a project’s development, from inception to display to promotion. He has had collaborations with Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Adidas, and Disney, among others.

Technical details

Model: 1966 EAST TO WEST
Reference: 49555-11-601-BB6X

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 18 pieces

Case
Material: steel DLC, sandblasted
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Height: 8.90 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: smoky sapphire crystal with DRx decal
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)

Dial
Polished black onyx, DRx logo metallisation with decaled scissors, pink gold GP logo
Hands: golden leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, black central second hand

Movement
Reference: GP03300-1513
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25,50 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 218
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds

Strap
Material: black alligator with the first two gold-coloured stitches
Buckle: pin buckle, steel DLC

Girard Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department – The Laureato Ghost Limited Edition

The Laureato Ghost watch was created in collaboration with Bamford Watch Department to mark the 45th anniversary of the Laureato collection.

Housed in a 38mm diameter white ceramic case, the self-winding Calibre GP03300-0139 incorporates a multitude of high-end finishes, including circular graining, Côtesde Genève motif, bevelling, engraving and snailing. Made from a premium grade ceramic, the case features alternating satin and polished surfaces.

Girard Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department - The Laureato Ghost Limited Edition

This alluring unisex timepiece highlights tasteful blend of materials, textures and overall attention to detail. For example, the crown is formed of titanium with black PVD treatment and the GP logo presented in relief. A sea of white Clous de Paris adorns the dial, where baton type hour and minute hands, along with matching baton type indexes, convey the time.

Girard Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department - The Laureato Ghost Limited Edition

The black minute flange subtly adds to the black and white colour contrast found throughout the timepiece, while the use of luminescent material enhances legibility in dim light. The central sweep seconds hand features a twisted counter weight endowed with a zebra motif, while an aperture at 3 o’clock reveals the date.

Girard Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department - The Laureato Ghost Limited Edition

The Laureato Ghost is available with a white calf leather strap or a white ceramic bracelet. On the reverse of the watch, the case back is engraved with the text ‘One of 45’ and ‘Laureato 45th Anniversary’.

Girard Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department - The Laureato Ghost Limited Edition

The Girard Perregaux Laureato Ghost is limited to 45 pieces. The model will be sold exclusively at Dover Street Market and Harrods for a limited period of one month from November 2020. Subsequently, the watch will be available worldwide through authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Technical details

Model: Laureato Ghost
Limited Edition of 45 pieces

Case
Material: technical white ceramic
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Height: 10.20 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: black PVD-treated titanium
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 metres (10 ATM)

Dial
White with ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, black ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material
Hands: black ’baton’ type with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0139
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25,95 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 218
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, central second, date

Strap
Material: white calf with a fabric effect, black stitching
Buckle: triple folding, steel blades, white ceramic cover

Bracelet
Material: white technical ceramic

UK Retail Price (tax incl)
Standard version on leather strap (Reference: 81005-32-733-UB7A): £10,300
Alternate version on ceramic bracelet (Reference 81005-32-733-32A): £12,000

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

In 2019, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Laureato Absolute, a watch which highlighted the legacy of the iconic model of 1975 while at the same time evincing a strong and masculine character. Now, Girard-Perregaux releases the next chapter in this remarkable story, the Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock, a futuristic design that upholds the brand’s reputation for no-compromise craftsmanship.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

Measuring 44m in diameter, this new chronograph is housed in a case formed of Carbon Glass. Carbon Glass is strong and very light. Indeed, the Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock weighs just 94 grams. This high-tech material combines layers of carbon fibre and fibreglass which is subjected to high temperatures and pressure to form a homogenous material. Thereafter, the material is milled into the desired shape.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

The resultant case exhibits a matte, slightly textured finish. Interestingly, the constituent layers create uneven strata within the material and are randomly aligned, making the appearance of each case unique and every watch exclusive.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

A sandwich-type construction method is used for the dial. It is comprised of an upper layer, perforated with numerous openings, sat upon a lower layer. The apertures in the upper layer afford partial sight of the lower layer.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

The upper layer is executed in gradient grey, while the lower layer is presented in black-or, delivering an attractive contrast and making some dial details, such as the baton-type indexes, appear recessed. This design approach cleverly plays with depths, enriching the overall appearance of the dial. The chronograph is endowed with three snailed registers which sit below the upper dial layer, while a minute track is presented on a flange encircling the dial, thereby aiding readability.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

The Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock is endowed with a Manufacture movement, the self-winding Calibre GP03300-1058. It comprises of 419 components, all produced to Girard-Perregaux’s exacting standards.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

In order to optimise wearer comfort, the Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock is presented on a grey rubber strap featuring a fabric effect motif and incorporating coordinating grey stitching. The surfaces of the case and strap facets flow seamlessly into each other, appearing as though they are just one component. The black tones of the case sit in concert with the grey hues of the bezel.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

The strap is made from a specific type of rubber that delivers superior flexibility and strength when compared with traditional rubber. The folding black titanium buckle is equipped with a micro adjustment system which allows the wearer to fine tune the sizing of the strap, thereby granting the optimal wrist fit.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock Limited Edition

The Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock is limited to 100 pieces and is available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers from October 2020.

Technical specifications

Model: Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock
Reference: 81060-36-693-FH6A

Edition
Limited Edition of 100 pieces

Case
Material: black Carbon Glass case, grey Carbon Glass bezel
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 15.15 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: black Carbon Glass secured by 6 screws, engraved Laureato Absolute logo
Water resistance: 50 metres (5 ATM)

Dial
Gradient grey, cut out ’baton’ type indexes with luminescent material
Hands: black-or, ’baton’ type with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP03300-1058
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25.95 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 6.50 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 419
Number of jewels: 63
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Strap
Material: grey rubber with a fabric effect, grey stitching
Buckle: folding with micro-adjustment system, black PVD-treated titanium
A complimentary black rubber strap with a fabric effect will be delivered with the timepiece (BRR-1261 01)

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge & Free Bridge Infinity Edition

Both the Free Bridge and the Free Bridge Infinity watch models pay respect to Girard-Perregaux’s legendary Three Bridges of 1867, but wholeheartedly embrace the future. The design of each model is unabashedly contemporary and perfectly suited to those who appreciate style, strong design codes and extraordinary watchmaking expertise.

The FreeBridge and the Free Bridge Infinity Edition are endowed with a distinctive arrow-shaped, Neo Bridge that spans the base of the main plate. Its shape upholds the Maison’s iconic arrow-shaped bridge design, but simultaneously reinterprets the contemporary structures often seen in architecture.

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge

The master watchmakers in La Chaux-de-Fonds have reinterpreted the tried and tested GP01800 in-house calibre, adding a sizeable dose of cutting-edge technology. Girard-Perregaux has used silicon to make the escapement and parts of the balance wheel. While silicon is used by some companies, it remains rare despite its many advantages. It is not liable to corrosion, is unaffected by changing temperature, lightweight and less susceptible to magnetic fields. These attributes confer an array of user-benefits. For example, where some parts made of conventional materials can behave differently at various temperatures, silicon components remain unaffected, delivering consistent timekeeping. In addition, silicon’s low coefficient of friction mitigates both wear and energy consumption.

Perhaps one of the most notable differences with silicon relates to its capacity to be made into elaborate shapes which would be impossible using conventional technologies. In 2013, Girard-Perregaux created an ingenious silicon blade for its prize-winning Constant Escapement L.M. The action of the silicon blade flexing backwards and forwards delivered a uniform supply of energy to the escapement, enhancing precision.

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Infinity Edition

Once again, Girard-Perregaux has capitalised on silicon’s ability to be formed into intricate shapes, using the state-of-the-art material to create not only the escapement but also a large variable inertia balance. Most watches feature a ‘raquette’ which alters the effective length of the balance spring, making the watch run faster or slower. With a variable inertia balance, the length of the balance spring is fixed and the rate is altered by moving adjustable inertia blocks. The benefit of this approach is that the balance is more stable and less susceptible to shocks. Its aerial design as well as its large diameter further augment precision.

In contrast to a conventional sapphire crystal, both models are fitted with a newly designed sapphire crystal box, featuring a distinctive dome shape. The movement opening, between 6 o’clock and noon, bathes the exposed movement components with an abundance of light. The inverted movement affords stunning dial-side views of various components, often hidden from view, including the balance, the escapement and the barrel positioned at the top of the dial.

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge

The self-winding GP01800-1170 perpetuates the company’s reputation for fine watchmaking. The movement is embellished with Côtes de Genève motif, bevelling, sandblasting and snailing. The specification of the Infinity Edition also includes an 18-carat pink gold oscillating weight. The Maison’s Eagle symbol adorns the calibre, testifying that it is a Manufacture movement.

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Infinity Edition

Both the Free Bridge and the Free Bridge Infinity Edition feature an hour bridge which draws the onlookers gaze to the barrel and the oscillating balance wheel. On the Free Bridge, this hour bridge is satin-finished and hand-bevelled, while the hour bridge on the Free Bridge Infinity Edition is formed of onyx, a material which exhibits the darkest shade of intense black. The hour bridge encompasses straight lines which sit in contrast with the arcing lines of the case. The Free Bridge is housed in a 44mm steel case, while its counterpart, the Free Bridge Infinity Edition, assumes a stealthy appearance courtesy of its DLC treatment.

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge

The Free Bridge features skeletonised Dauphine-style hands that collaborate with suspended indexes to impart the prevailing time. The suspended indexes reinforce the model’s three-dimensional design language.

The Free Bridge Infinity Edition employs golden hues to deliver an alternative persona. The colour-coordinated strap on both models is enriched with two prominent stitches adjacent to each lug, presented in a contrasting shade. Moving forward, this design element will become a recurring GP signature design element.

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Infinity Edition

The Free Bridge is a new pillar of the Bridges collection and is available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers from October 2020.

The Free Bridge Infinity Edition is limited to 88 pieces and is available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers fromOctober 2020.

Technical details

Model: Free Bridge, Reference: 82000-11-631-FA6A

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge

Case
Material: steel
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 12.20 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal “box”
Case-back: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Dial
Ring displaying suspended indexes with luminescent material
Hands: ‘Dauphine’ type, skeletonized, rhodium-plated with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP01800-1170
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 36.20 mm (16’’’)
Height: 5.94 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h –(4 Hz)
Number of components: 185
Number of jewels: 23
Power reserve: min. 54 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes

Strap
Material: black calf leather with a fabric effect
Buckle: triple folding, steel

Retail price
CHF 16,250

Model: Free Bridge Infinity Edition, Reference: 82000-11-632-FA6A

Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Infinity Edition

Edition
Limited edition of 88 pieces

Case
Material: steel with DLC treatment
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 12.20 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal “box”
Case-back: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Dial
Ring displaying pink gold suspended indexes with luminescent material
Hands: ‘Dauphine’ type, skeletonized, rhodium-plated with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP01800-1170
Self-winding mechanical movement with pink gold oscillating weight
Diameter: 36.20 mm (16’’’)
Height: 5.94 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h –(4 Hz)
Number of components: 185
Number of jewels: 23
Power reserve: min. 54 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes

Strap
Black alligator with black and pink gold-coloured stitching, glossy effect between the scales
Buckle: triple folding, titanium blades, ceramic cover

Retail price
CHF 19,410

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 & 1966 Infinity Editions

With their elegant black onyx dials, the Vintage 1945 Infinity Edition and the 1966 Infinity Editions by Girard-Perregaux capture the elegance of a black tie soirée.

These timepieces reinterpret the design codes of their respective eras but employ onyx as a new form of expression. The Vintage 1945 Infinity is housed in a steel case measuring 36.10 x 35.25 mm, while the 1966 Infinity is available in a 30 mm case for ladies, with a 40 mm version for men.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Infinity Edition
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Infinity Edition

The original Girard-Perregaux 1945 beautifully captured the charm of the Art Deco movement. This styling is now carried over to the Vintage 1945 Infinity Edition. Its stylish rectangular case follows the curving profile of the wrist, delivering a superb ergonomic fit. Dauphine-type hour and minute hands soar over pink gold indexes to succinctly impart meaning.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Infinity Edition
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Infinity Edition

The crown and bracelet are perfectly integrated into the case with elegant gadroons positioned above and below the dial. The in-house Manufacture movement features a patented ‘grande date’ display. This function employs two separate discs, spaced just 0.1mm apart. It is comprised of 282 components and proclaims the date in a highly legible form.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Infinity Edition 40mm
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Infinity Edition 40mm

The 1966 Infinity Edition’s pure appearance is manifest, courtesy of its slender case, round dial, leaf-shaped hands and pink gold indexes – classic features in every sense. It is supplied with a matching leather strap perfectly integrated with the case.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Infinity Edition 40mm caseback

Furthermore, a see-through case-back affords views of the self-winding movement and accompanying pink gold oscillating weight. The company’s monogram is presented at 12 o’clock in pink gold, completing this artistic ensemble.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Infinity Edition 30mm
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Infinity Edition 30mm

The Vintage 1945 Infinity model is limited to just 88 pieces, while both the 30mm and 40mm versions of the 1966 Infinity are limited to 188 examples each.

All three models will be available worldwide in authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers from September 2020. During September 2020, the 1966 Infinity Edition 40mm will be sold exclusively on MrPorter.com.

Technical details

Model: 1966 Infinity Edition – 40 MM, Reference: 49555-11-632-BB60

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Infinity Edition 40mm

Edition
Limited edition of 188 pieces

Case
Material: steel, polished
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Height: 8.90 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Dial
Polished black onyx, pink gold indexes and decals
Hands: leaf-shaped, rhodium-plated hours & minutes hands, golden central second hand

Movement
Reference: GP03300-1402
Self-winding mechanical movement with pink gold oscillating weight
Diameter: 25.60 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 218
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, central second, date

Strap
Material: black alligator with black and pink gold-coloured stitching
Buckle: triple folding, steel

Price
CHF 9,100

Model: 1966 Infinity Edition – 30 MM, Reference: 49528D11A631-CB6A

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Infinity Edition 30mm

Edition
Limited edition of 188 pieces

Case
Material: steel set with 60 diamonds totalling ~ 0.55 ct, polished
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Height: 9.15 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Dial
Polished black onyx, pink gold indexes and decals
Hands: leaf-shaped, rhodium-plated

Movement
Reference: GP03200-1403
Self-winding mechanical movement with pink gold oscillating weight
Diameter: 23.30 mm (101/2’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 185
Number of jewels: 26
Power reserve: min. 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes

Strap
Material: shiny black calf
Buckle: pin buckle, steel

Price
CHF 10,780

Model: Vintage 1945 Infinity Edition, Reference: 25882-11-631-BB6B

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Infinity Edition

Edition
Limited edition of 88 pieces

Case
Material: steel, polished
Diameter: 36.10 x 35.25 mm
Height: 11.74 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Dial
Polished black onyx, pink gold indexes
Hands: ‘dauphine’ type, rhodium-plated hours & minutes hands, golden small seconds hand

Movement
Reference: GP03300-1405
Self-winding mechanical movement with pink gold oscillating weight
Diameter: 25.60 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 4.90 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 282
Number of jewels: 32
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, large date, moon phases

Strap
Material: black alligator with black and pink gold-coloured stitching
Buckle: folding, steel

Price
CHF 15,690

Girard-Perregaux X Wempe Laureato Infinity Edition

Swiss luxury watch manufacture Girard-Perregaux has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Wempe across Germany. To mark the occasion, the new Laureato Infinity Edition, available in a choice of 38mm and 42mm cases, will be sold exclusively across select Wempe points of sale in Germany as well as its New York and London flagship stores for a limited period.

The Laureato Infinity Edition is equipped with a handcrafted deep black onyx dial. Pink gold accents appear from the darkness, drawing the eyes to the information presented. This blend of aesthetic codes also features on other members of the Infinity collection, an expression of the brand’s infinite passion and unwavering respect for craftsmanship.

Girard-Perregaux X Wempe Laureato Infinity Edition 42mm

The Laureato Infinity is available in 38mm and 42mm options. Both versions are housed in a stainless steel case which, along with the black onyx dial, provides the perfect foil for the various indications to shine.

Girard-Perregaux X Wempe Laureato Infinity Edition 38mm

Silver-toned baton-shaped hour and minute hands emulate the appearance of the steel case, while the central seconds hand, applied indexes and GP logo, all formed of pink gold, reinforce the overall sense of luxury.

The date is conveyed with white numerals set against a black disc, matching the hue of the dial. The bezel of the Laureato 38mm is adorned with 56 brilliant cut diamonds totalling 〜 0.90 ct.

Girard-Perregaux X Wempe Laureato Infinity Edition 38mm

Both versions of the Laureato Infinity Edition feature an in-house self-winding movement, enhanced with traditional finishing and a pink gold oscillating weight. Consistent with Laureato tradition, alternating satin and polished finishes feature throughout. Great care is required when polishing the case and bracelet to ensure each type of finish is discrete with crisp delineation.

Girard-Perregaux X Wempe Laureato Infinity Edition caseback view

The raised octagonal bezel features convex and concave surfaces which toy with light, culminating in alternating pockets of brilliance and shade. The marriage of deep black onyx and pink gold accents delivers a becoming contrast, a trait synonymous with the Laureato name.

Wempe will exclusively distribute both versions of the Laureato Infinity edition, in 42mm and 38mm, for a limited period of two months in select points of sale across Germany as well as its flagship stores in New York and London, beginning in September 2020. Subsequently, both models will be available worldwide in authorized Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Technical details

Model: Laureato 42 mm Infinity Edition, Reference: 81010-11-635-11A

Girard-Perregaux X Wempe Laureato Infinity Edition 42mm

Edition
Limited edition of 188 pieces

Case
Material: steel, polished and satin finished
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Height: 10.70 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 meters (10 ATM)

Dial
Polished black onyx, pink gold indexes
Hands: ‘baton’ type, rhodium-plated hours & minutes hands, golden central second hand

Movement
Reference: GP01800-1404
Self-winding mechanical movement with pink gold oscillating weight
Diameter: 30.00 mm (131/4’’’)
Height: 3.97 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 191
Number of jewels: 28
Power reserve: min. 54 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, central second, date

Bracelet
Material: steel, polished and satin finished

Price
CHF 12,260

Model: Laureato 38 mm Infinity Edition, Reference: 81005D11A631-11A

Girard-Perregaux X Wempe Laureato Infinity Edition 38mm

Edition
Limited edition of 88 pieces

Case
Material: steel, polished and satin finished, set with 56 diamonds totalling ~
0.90 ct
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Height: 9.80 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 meters (10 ATM)

Dial
Polished black onyx, pink gold indexes
Hands: ‘baton’ type, rhodium-plated hours & minutes hands, golden central second hand

Movement
Reference: GP03300-1409
Self-winding mechanical movement with pink gold oscillating weight
Diameter: 25.95 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 3.36 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 203
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, central second, date

Bracelet
Material: steel, polished and satin finished

Price
CHF 15,600

Girard-Perregaux Cosmos Infinity Edition

Girard-Perregaux presents the Cosmos Infinity Edition, an evolution of the Cosmos released in 2019. Limited to just eight pieces, this masterpiece showcases Girard-Perregaux’s horological know-how, uncompromising finishing and artisanal craftsmanship. The Grade 5 titanium composition is juxtaposed with an array of parts dressed in black onyx.

The Cosmos Infinity Edition features no less than three exceptional complications. Firstly, a lyre-shaped Tourbillon cage is held in position by Girard-Perregaux’s signature ‘Neo Bridge’. Secondly, a terrestrial globe, positioned at 3 o’clock, proves an eye-catching means of conveying whether the indicated time is day or night.

And thirdly, a celestial globe displays the constellations of the Zodiac. Both globes are formed of polished onyx and are hand-decorated using micro-painting. This artisanal technique involves the application of pink gold to each globe, bestowing a sublime contrast with the glossy black onyx stone. The hand-painting of each globe can be personalised on request.

Girard-Perregaux Cosmos Infinity Edition

In astronomy, terrestrial time is the measure of time defined by the Earth’s orbital motion. The Sun revolves around the Earth every 24 hours. Celestial time, more commonly known as sidereal time, equals the rotation period of a celestial object. Basically, the celestial vault scrolls past the Earth in just 23 hours and 56 minutes.

The terrestrial globe, positioned on the right side of the dial, rotates 360° every 24 hours while the celestial globe, positioned opposite, rotates 360° every 23 hours and 56 minutes. The different pace of each globe is barely perceptible to the human eye; however, it demonstrates Girard Perregaux’s meticulous attention to detail.

The Tourbillon is presented at the base of the mainplate. A Neo Bridge straddles the opening for the tourbillon and is made of space-age Grade 5 titanium alloy with black PVD treatment. This bridge and large opening afford mesmerising views of the Tourbillon cage rotating and the balance and escapement in motion.

The layout of the Cosmos Infinity Edition ensures that all the complications are aligned in perfect symmetry. To enhance this sense of balance, the watch dispenses with a conventional crown. Instead, an innovative winding and setting system is located on the reverse of the timepiece and recalls the styling of pocket watches from yesteryear. The setting system features three engravings, filled with luminescent ceramic indicating the purpose of each bélière.

The use of black onyx for the dial and globes symbolises the depth of the universe and its infinite mystery. This exemplar of fine watchmaking embraces an ethereal domain where artisans shape and polish onyx discs by hand, culminating in the onyx exhibiting a mirror-like appearance. It takes no fewer than 15 different operations to create the thin dial and three-dimensional globes and requires exceptional skill to realise these components.

Befitting the appellation of ‘Haute Horlogerie’, the Calibre GP09320-1440 is enriched with high-end finishing. The titanium Neo Bridge, presented at the base of the mainplate, is black PVD-treated, sandblasted and incorporates hand-bevelling. Similarly, the mainplate is black PVD-treated and embellished with circular-graining, sand-blasting and bevelling.

Girard-Perregaux Cosmos Infinity Edition caseback

In contrast to the sapphire crystal on its flat caseback, the Cosmos Infinity Edition features a sapphire crystal box, providing a three-dimensional view of the dial area. Its domed shape requires four to five times more material to shape and polish.

The Cosmos Infinity Edition will be available worldwide from selected authorised Girard- Perregaux retailers as of September 2020.

Technical details

Model: Cosmos Infinity Edition
Reference: 99292-21-652-BA6F

Case
Material: titanium
Diameter: 47.00 mm
Height: 22.20 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective box
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Dial
Two-part onyx dial, black time counter, golden applied hour markers
Hands: White gold “Dauphine” type with luminescent material

Movement
Reference: GP09320-1440
Hand-wound mechanical movement
Diameter: 37.85 mm (163/5’’’)
Height: 13,10 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h – (3 Hz)
Number of components: 368
Number of jewels: 52
Power reserve: min. 57 hours

Functions
Tourbillon, hours, minutes, day/night indicator, Zodiac constellations indicator

Strap
Material: Black alligator with black and pink gold-coloured stitching, glossy effect between the scales
Buckle: Titanium triple folding buckle, easily removable to access the setting system on the back of the timepiece

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 8 pieces

Price
CHF 274,000

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure Limited edition

Girard-Perregaux unveils the Quasar Azure, a new iteration of the original Quasar watch encased in azure blue sapphire crystal, recalling the Manufacture’s first Bridges timepieces created in 1867. This new model is a limited edition of eight pieces.

The ability to showcase the art of precision engineering is among Girard-Perregaux’s greatest achievements. For example, the Three Gold Bridges employed on La Esmeralda, the world-famous pocket watch of 1889, were both functional and aesthetically alluring.

The Quasar Azure honours this legacy by engineering transparency to the extreme. Named after a luminous astronomical entity – the Quasar – its azure blue case is sculpted from a single sapphire disc. This case, with its sapphire crystal box, provides striking aerial views of the Manufacture’s skeletonised movement, the Calibre GP09400-1035.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure Limited edition

Sapphire is extremely difficult to craft because of its hardness. The case is formed, coloured, milled and polished by Girard-Perregaux artisans through a protracted process, taking over 200 hours. Once completed, the case must be a uniform shade and free of any inclusions. Making the case of the Quasar Azure, including its lugs and crown, necessitates exceptional craftsmanship, a strength synonymous with Girard-Perregaux.

Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure Limited edition