One of the few genuinely authentic Swiss manufactures, Girard Perregaux has been a pioneer in the watchmaking industry since 1791. The company draws not only from a big name in the past and the tradition that goes along, but it has been actively developing the mechanical watch to the highest quality.
Among the exquisite watchmakers with a certain prestige, and legitimacy as a bona fide movement manufacturer, Girard-Perregaux is one of the lesser known. The little amount of publicity and high-street visibility gave the brand a unique sense of exclusivity and aura of mystery.
Girard Perregaux is responsible for commercialisation of wristwatches by German naval officers. However, what originated at the beginning of the nineteenth century, gave a solid foundation for the serious development of robust wristwatches in the future.
Based in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, in the heart of the watchmaking area, the brand can be recognised by watches that combine sharp design with innovative technology. Girard-Perregaux goes beyond traditional luxury watchmaking; it touches upon the state-of-the-art Haute Horlogerie – the highest standard any watch manufacturer can aim for. The company is also one of a few to entirely combine the expertise of its movement with external parts that are designed, developed and manufactured in-house.
Taking the ownership of producing their movements, enables the brand to create a variety of elements, from high-end watch-making movements, through mechanical movements that can fit all the types of watches to Quartz movements.
Combining the traditional know-how with the watch-making craftsmanship, allows Girard-Perregaux to create and direct the high-quality timepieces from the assembly stages all the way to the final encasement.
This Swiss watchmaker has always been focused on quality and opulence, but without forgetting about the core utility features. Girard-Perregaux has under its belt some of the most lust after, and consequently expensive watches on the market.
The company has recently joined the Responsible Jewellery Council. The core idea behind RJC is making the jewellery supply chain more transparent in every area. From the mining of the materials to the retailer, the entire process is regulated and certified. This gives Girard-Perregaux a unique angle amongst other watchmakers – the focus is not only on acquiring the highest quality raw materials but also those that are responsibly sourced.