Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux, also know as GP, is a leading Swiss luxury watch brand. Girard-Perregaux was founded in 1791 and since 1906 is known under its current name Girard-Perregaux. It is owned by the Sowind Group/Kering (Gucci, Ulysse Nardin). Shortly after its launch, the predecessor of Girard-Perregaux became the first watch workshop to control all workflows of watchmaking in-house. GP watches have featured many new and innovative concepts. Girard-Perregaux started the first commercial production of a wristwatch, namely two thousand watches for German Kaiser Wilhelm I and his military corps. In the 1960s, Girard-Perregaux invented the a high-frequency mechanic movement. In the 1970s it set the standard for quartz watches, still valid today: a movement that vibrates with 32,768 hertz. Early in the 21st century, GP developed a constant force escapement. Notable Girard-Perregaux watches are the Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic, Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk, Girard-Perregaux Richeville, Girard-Perregaux Vintage, Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945, Girard-Perregaux Hawk, Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar, Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater. WatchTime is the Girard-Perregaux watches authority. We cover GP watch news and details on Girard-Perregaux watches, You will find Girard-Perregaux price information, Girard-Perregaux reviews, and much more are available on this GP watch page.

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges: 10 Things to Know

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Girard-Perregaux’s Tourbillon with Three Bridges has been an icon of classic design for almost 150 years. This year, the brand’s signature timepiece is reborn with a radical new look. Here are 10 … [Read more...]


Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

Thierry and Philippe Stern of Patek Philippe

Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for nearly 80 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Scroll down to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In the WatchTime article "Going Through a Phase," executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as … [Read more...]


Milestone Girard-Perregaux Watches: the Definitive Guide for the Girard-Perregaux Watch Enthusiast

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Download this FREE article and discover 14 historically important watches from Girard-Perregaux! Girard-Perregaux watches have been made since the 1850s, and the brand has gained numerous die-hard … [Read more...]


Back is Beautiful: 11 Luxury Watch Wallpapers

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

Discover the latest edition of our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

Breguet Classique Hora Mundi

Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus

We've featured reviews of various types of calendar watches here on WatchTime.com. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all eight of those watches from … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: The Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon (Now In White Gold)

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As with every object located on earth, a watch is subjected to several forces. Together with magnetic fields, the worst enemy of an escapement is gravity, a force strong enough to deregulate a watch … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: New Versions of the Girard-Perregaux 1966

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Guilloche Mens Thumb 150

Among Girard-Perregaux's releases at Baselworld this year are new pieces in the 1966 collection for men and women. The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 features a rose-gold case and fine guilloché on the … [Read more...]


Cartier Gets Serious: The Evolution of Cartier Men’s Watches

Cartier Geneva Seal caliber

In recent years Cartier, the king of haute joaillerie, has begun storming the bastions of haute horlogerie. In this full-length feature WatchTime's Joe Thompson explores the intriguing origins and … [Read more...]


Dive Watches 101: Saturation Diving, Helium Valves, and “Extreme” Dive Watches

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea - submerged

In the latest installment in our series on the basics of divers' watches, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have  built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also … [Read more...]


Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from … [Read more...]


Complicated Watches: 7 Standout Tourbillon Watches

Arnold & Son Royal TEC1

Baselworld 2015 is over, and we've seen a number of new tourbillon watches among the offerings. Here's a look back at the most interesting, clever, and daring variations on the now-ubiquitous … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 10 Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GoodPlanet

Because divers' watches continue to be very popular, we've continued to cover a lot of them here on WatchTime.com. Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking … [Read more...]


Monochrome Watch Review: The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time

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The 1966 Collection by Girard-Perregaux is defined by its clean, pure and refined design. We at Monochrome Watches have hailed its styling before, when we reviewed the 1966 Blue Dial and the … [Read more...]


Monochrome Essentials: Introducing the Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC Titanium DLC

Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC DLC

Here at Monochrome Watches, we love world time watches. It's probably the most useful complication in this modern day and age for savvy travellers, whether for business or leisure. Girard-Perregaux … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Interesting Pre-Owned Watches Under $4,000

Rolex Datejust

I wrote a Fratello Friday article on the things you need to consider when buying a pre-owned or vintage timepiece. I suggest that if you are not familiar with buying pre-owned watches, you read that … [Read more...]


Harry Winston Ocean DualTime Monochrome

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At the 2013 Baselworld, watch-and-jewelry brand Harry Winston had the watch press's collective tongue wagging about its haute horlogerie creations, the Histoire de Tourbillon 4 and Opus XIII. Not to … [Read more...]


Which Watch Brand Spends the Most on Advertising?

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Watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from … [Read more...]