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Girard Perregaux

When forward-looking Geneva-born watchmaker Jean-François Bautte signed his first watches in 1791, the now well-known legacy of illustrious Swiss watch company Girard-Perregaux began to take shape. From there, Bautte worked to establish a watch manufacturing company in his native city, where he promoted putting all the aspects of watchmaking within one facility, a pioneering move for the era. The Maison Bautte, whose clients included Queen Victoria and Alexandre Dumas, would become part of a watchmaking empire that started with a marriage.

Watchmaker Constant Girard founded the Girard & Cie Firm in 1852, and after he married Marie Perregaux (part of a celebrated chronometer family), the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1856. Like Bautte, Girard-Perregaux undertook all elements of the horological process in-house, a method that allowed the maison to produce watches that are recognized for their functional prowess as well as their decorative allure. Its timepieces often join form and function with designs that celebrate the mechanics of the watch. Girard was especially passionate about making the tourbillon into an aesthetic component of watchmaking as much as a functional element.

In 1906, the company — then under the leadership of the couple’s son, Constant Girard-Gallet — acquired Maison Bautte, joining its historic legacy with the company’s own. Girard-Perregaux continued to make technological advancements over the years, amassing nearly 80 horological patents and introducing innovations such as the 1965 Gyromatic HF, the first high-frequency, self-winding movement that ran at an incredible 36,000 vibrations an hour.

Standout designs in the company’s rich offerings over the years have included the 1884 Tourbillon with three gold bridges spanning the watch dial and framing the horological movement; the first quartz movement watch made in Switzerland in 1971, which set the global standard for quartz watches; the 2008 Constant Escapement L.M. that maintains constant energy on its escapement, solving a long-standing problem of mechanical watch precision; and the Girard-Perregaux 2020 Infinity made with precious onyx.

In 2011, the company became part of the Kering Group. Girard-Perregaux continues to operate out of its factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds, making it one of the oldest watchmakers in Switzerland, with new watch models often riffing off iconic designs while advancing a 21st-century commitment to sustainability. Its current logo — a watch bridge — celebrates the company’s heritage while looking ahead to the future.

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$2,844
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Girard Perregaux Ferrari Split 9020 Men's Watch in Titanium
By Girard Perregaux
Located in New York, NY
Girard Perregaux Ferrari Split 9020 Men's Watch in Titanium SKU: 101927 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Girard Perregaux Model: Ferrari Split Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: ...
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1990s Girard Perregaux

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Titanium

Girard Perregaux Richeville Chronograph Ref. 2710 Wristwatch
By Girard Perregaux
Located in Berlin, DE
Stainless steel, wrist watch, manual winding movement. Upon request, you will receive a new leather bracelet free of charge. Including certificate of authenticity.
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20th Century Girard Perregaux

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Stainless Steel

Girard Perragaux World Time 49805, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Girard Perregaux
Located in Miami, FL
Girard Perragaux World Time Reference #:49805. Girard Perregaux World Time Chronograph in 18k on an original brown alligator strap with an original GP 18k gold tang buckle. Auto w/ s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Girard Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux Chronographe à Rattrapante FERRARI Yellow Gold
By Girard Perregaux
Located in Switzerland, CH
GIRARD PERREGAUX - FERRARI Chronographe à Rattrapante DESCRIPTION: Manufacturer: Girard-Perregaux Model: Chronograph Rattrapante GP pour Ferrari No.: 51 Reference: 90150.0...
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1990s Girard Perregaux

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Yellow Gold

Girard Perregaux Two-Tone Equation Soleil Watch with Zodiac Dial 42664 Gold & SS
By Girard Perregaux
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Movement #736-800 Model: Equation Soleil Model #42664 Production Year: 1990s Stainless Steel Case w/ 18k Yellow Gold Bezel and Crown 34 mm in Diameter (36 mm w/ Crown) Lug-to-Lug Dis...
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1990s Modern Girard Perregaux

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Girard Perregaux Large Hunter Case Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
By Girard Perregaux
Located in Holland, PA
18k yellow gold hunter case 54mm large pocket watch by Girard Perregaux. Circa 1900. This watch works great, fully functional. Triple Signed Girard Perregaux Case Size: 54mm Weight:...
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Early 1900s Antique Girard Perregaux

Materials

18k Gold

1950s Girard Perregaux Gyromatic 14K Gold Wristwatch
By Girard Perregaux
Located in Hicksville, NY
This 1950s Retro Girard Perregaux Gyromatic 14 Karat Yellow Gold Wrist Watch has a classic look suitable for everyday wear. It has the original crown which is hallmarked GP and a ver...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Girard Perregaux

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Steel Automatic Mens Watch 25805-11-822-BAEA
By Girard Perregaux
Located in New York, NY
Pre Owned Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Steel Automatic Men's Watch 25805-11-822-BAEA. Case Shows Dents & Micro Scratches. Leather Band Shows Little Wear on the inside of the Band. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Girard Perregaux

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