For over 225 years, Girard-Perregaux, a high-end Swiss watch Manufacture, has been seeking horological perfection in both technical and aesthetic terms. Throughout its history, Girard-Perregaux has consistently perpetuated this expertise, placing its watches firmly in the vanguard of horological innovation, as confirmed by the 90 patents currently held by the Maison.
In the 1960s, Girard-Perregaux was one of the very few watchmaking Manufactures to have its own Research & Development team. In 1966, it launched the first High Frequency movement, which would provide exceptional accuracy performance. So much so, that 73% of the chronometer certificates awarded by the Neuchatel Observatory in 1967 were issued to Girard-Perregaux. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection pays tribute to this era, incorporating the fruits of the Manufacture's constant commitment to innovation, with its automatic winding movements in a particularly elegant, extra-thin case.
The design of Laureato watch goes all the way back to 1975, and as such it really was one of the first integrated case and bracelet steel timepieces, equipped with quartz movement. Girard-Perregaux was the very first company to create a movement that had a quartz crystal vibrating at 32,768 Hz, which ultimately became the industry standard.
Well before the vintage look had permeated all trends, Girard-Perregaux conceived a collection inspired by the retro forms of one of its Art Deco style watches from 1945. This timeless watch, adorning the wrists of discerning connoisseurs worldwide, is distinguished by its undeniable elegance.
Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye line created in 2004 was so innovative that it won several distinctions, such as "Watch of the year". It proves that feminine shapes lend themselves wonderfully to complication watches. Since then, Girard-Perregaux has supplemented the collection with increasingly fascinating models. Among these creations, the "Bi-retro", is characterised by two retrograde hands displaying the seconds and days of the week.
The chronograph has made a major contribution to forging Girard-Perregaux’s reputation in the field of precision watchmaking. The Competizione collection comprises two interpretations featuring designs evoking the automotive world.
The Bridges is faithful to the DNA of Girard-Perregaux: the movement is not only a technical part of the watch but also an integral part of the design which makes the Bridges watches instantaneously recognizable.