The fascinating history of the Girard-Perregaux house can be traced back to the year 1791. This was when the famous watchmaker and jeweler, Jean-Franҫois Bautte established the Jean-Franҫois Bautte & Company. The first creations of his extra plate watches were as successful and fascinating as the distinguished personalities of Honoré de Balzac or Alexandre Dumas.
In 1852, an ambitious couple by the name of Constant Girard, a skilled watchmaker, and his spouse Marie Perregaux decided to form the house Girard-Perregaux. The brand’s superb quality timepieces with modern technology and innovation contributed to its enhanced popularity beyond the borders of Switzerland. The two companies agreed to merge, in 1906, under the name of Girard-Perregaux.
Girard-Perregaux’s innovations in the world of quartz timekeeping ensured that it lived through the economic crisis of the Swiss watch industry, in the 1970s and 1980s. Even though it didn’t prosper during the crisis period, it totally survived and came through stronger than before. The brand persisted in the manufacture of top-quality mechanical watches.
The expertise and collaboration of the team of craftsmen consisting of watchmakers, engineers, polishers, and others, results in the production of first-rate and highly alluring luxury watches. Working together to enhance the popularity of the brand worldwide.
The brand has always aimed for excellence in the realm of Haute Horlogerie in all aspects of design and technology. It didn’t take long for the popularity of the house to spread across the world. In 1867, a Tourbillon was introduced by Girard-Perregaux which ended up winning an award at the Paris Universal Exhibition.
Furthermore, their superb watchmaking skill led to the winning of another gold medal, in 1889, for the magnificent “La Esmeralda” wristwatch, a real masterpiece having a tourbillon fitted with three gold bridges. The product of years of innovation that was also exhibited at the Universal Exposition of Paris.
To acquire a high level of excellence in the manufacturing of watches, Girard-Perregaux uses modern technology to create luxury watches with the highest standards of accuracy and regularity. Some of the brand’s top-ranking creations include the Laureato Evo³, WW.TC – 1966, Vintage – 1945, and Cat’s Eye for ladies’ watches, Constant Escapement – 2013, amongst others.
Experts in the buying and selling of preowned jewelry and watches from leading designers, the Miller House is often in the position of offering used watches from Girard-Perregaux at reduced prices. Avail yourself of these advantageous opportunities!