Girard-Perregaux is about to release a new version of the still new Chrono Hawk called the Hollywoodland. An unofficial homage to the movie making capital of the world, the Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland is the latest effort in the brand’s focus on entering the world of Hollywood. In 2012 Girard-Perregaux announced that it was going to be a sponsor and founding supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures…
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Last December, we announced that Girard-Perregaux had donated a timepiece for a charity auction to support the UKRO (University Kidney Research Organization). The cause? The best. The timepiece? Gorgeous.
For 2013 Girard-Perregaux overhauls the ww.tc collection with a facelift that increases the size of the watch and brings the entire concept more into the brand’s modern era. Compared to the existing ww.tc (world wide time control) collection, this modern incarnation of the classic is welcome, but we wouldn’t strictly call it an upgrade so much as an evolution.
Among other things Girard-Perregaux is a dedicated producer of watch movements. In this 1966 collection watch we find a brand new chronograph caliber for 2013. Despite the brand’s penchant for offering wonderfully classic watches, they have been an innovative brand for decades, especially when it comes to movements.
We would like to remind New York City and surrounding area residents that July 25th is the evening of the aBlogtoWatch & Girard-Perregaux Summer Soiree event at the Girard-Perregaux Boutique on Madison Avenue. The event begins at 6pm and continues at the adjacent Club Macanudo next door at 8pm. We have a bit more room for guests at the boutique, and anyone unable to get a space can join us at Club Macanudo.
Girard-Perregaux is a manufacture with an expansive and respectable history that spans 222 years and counting. The Tourbillon Bi-Axial Tantalum and Sapphire Limited Edition watch is a beautiful addition to the Tourbillon Bi-Axial collection, which in our opinion is one of the most interesting and under-appreciated highly complex watch. This one comes in a solid tantalum case with dial bridges in black sapphire.
aBlogtoWatch & Girard-Perregaux invite watch lovers to a July 25th, 2013 event in NYC.
“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.
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?
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