“Constant Escapement” sounds like the marketing slogan for an all-inclusive vacation resort somewhere. “What you truly seek is constant escapement…” It is true, like other hobbies in life, high-end watches are a constant distraction, and offer some nice escape when wound properly. What Girard-Perregaux actually means is “constant force escapement” – which is really what this new high-end technically-astute timepiece is all about.
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Girard-Perregaux has announced an evolution of their WW.TC line of traveler-centic watches, continuing the collection with two brand new models. Seeing as the past year has been host to a litany of new worldtimers, it’s of little surprise that GP would look to inject their WW.TC formula into this new “Traveller” series. The second new model is the Traveller Moon Phases and Large Date, whose features are basically explained by that over-descriptive title. Whether you call it the WW.TC or the Traveller…
MOST OF LIFE’S big questions boil down to “Who are we, and what are we doing here?” Inevitably, any new publication, in any medium, must offer an answer, and that’s just what Girard-Perregaux’s Mechanics of Style
We recently took a hands-on look at the new and updated Girard-Perregax Sea Hawk watches. While that was a refresh of an existing model this new Chrono Hawk is something totally new.
Recently we debuted the new Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk and Chrono Hawk watches (here). Very soon after I got a chance to get some hands-on love with the new collection.
…this is the great looking Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph – and you already know how I feel about the name. Therefore, I am going to remove the “Vintage” part of the name for the rest of this article. It isn’t actually “XXL” in size either either, but I don’t feel like going on another rant. I am however OK with the “Chronograph” part of that name.
It is indeed a small world. I’d like to share with you a charity auction featuring a Girard-Perregaux timepiece which is connected to my family (the charity not the watch). Girard-Perregaux has donated a new 1966 Automatic 41mm watch…
I knew it was coming and I am glad that it is finally here. Similar to brands such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Girard-Perregaux makes (or made) really good sport watches that it does not really market that much.
Girard-Perregaux is a solid name in high-end watch making. They produce their own movements in Switzerland, that are even used as base movements for other brands (even MB&F). Their movements are pretty spot on, but what does that mean in a world where it takes a nice movement and nice design to sell an expensive watch?
According to Girard-Perregaux, the brand’s beginnings started in the late 18th century. I believe the Girard-Perregaux name began being used during the 19th century. Clearly one of the older watch brands, Girard-Perregaux has an interesting history and collection of vintage pieces with its name on them.
I like these watches but I struggle to envision a scenario where I would spend the money on them. Fashion brand Ermenegildo Zegna recently debuted two watches in a new collection produced in collaboration with the Sowind Group…
This was one of the more interesting products I saw at SIHH 2012 and I don’t even know if Girard-Perregaux is going to market it that much. The piece is sort of half-new, half-existing, but you can of course call it a new model. A few years ago Girard-Perregaux was one of the brands making [...]
How to begin with this one. I think a bit of history first. Girard-Perregaux is one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers, around since 1791…
Did you really like (and want) the special piece unique watch that Girard-Perregaux had auctioned at the 2011 Only Watch Auction? If so (and you weren’t that one person to get it), then you sort of have another chance. Aside from the smoked sapphire crystal dial, this limited edition of just five pieces Girard-Perregaux ww.tc [...]
This beauty was a delight to review – which is often the case with high-end Swiss pieces from brands such as Girard-Perregaux…
It is deceptively simple and pretty. I think I actually prefer Girard-Perregaux’s use of minimalism over a brand like Vacheron Constantin. This is their 1966 Perpetual Calendar watch with an automatic in-house movement and also a moon phase indicator. A lovely thing in 18k white or rose gold. Don’t be fooled by its demure looks, [...]
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