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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.

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

WT Spotlight Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk

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 fans over the years. If you have a favorite Girard-Perregaux watch, you will likely find it, or its inspiration, in this WatchTime magazine special article devoted to the milestone watches of Girard-Perregaux. Perhaps the most renowned Girard-Perregaux watch, the Tourbillon with Three Gold … [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 globe often need to know the local time in multiple locations at once. Wearing a watch with a world-time function means that you can surf through the world's time zones instantly. Here are the top 15, from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases

Girard-Perregaux reveals the complexity behind the dial, adding a level of mechanical involvement to an already dramatic timepiece. The movement’s wheels and levers co-star with the large date and moon-phase displays to increase appreciation of the intricate inner engine. … [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 from our October 2010 issue, WatchTime's Joe Thompson explores the intriguing origins and bold future initiatives of Manufacture Cartier. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, or ultra-technical timepieces, that so far most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are my top 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Enjoy this collection of my favorite ultra-technical watches and extraordinary timepieces. Leave a comment at the end of this post if … [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 mass-market and inexpensive to pricey and high-end, now makes at least one black-on-black model. Here are 17 watches that are clad in black from head to toe. … [Read more...]


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 things to know about this futuristic masterpiece. … [Read more...]


Kering Acquires Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin marine Chronometer Manufacture front

Kering, the luxury goods conglomerate formerly known as Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), has acquired 100 percent of Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin, an independent brand that had long been the subject of takeover rumors. Ulysse Nardin now joins the Sowind Group brands, Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard, in Kering's expanding "Luxury - Watches and Jewellery" division. … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime Presents the Watches of Baselworld 2014

WatchTime E-Special Baselworld 2014 - Cover

New York City (NY): America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released its complete Baselworld reporting from 2014 as a downloadable E-Special. This E-Special is packed with informative product news (with photos) on 79 new watches introduced at Baselworld — the world’s largest and most important watch fair — along with sidebar articles and an investigative piece on the state of the worldwide watch market by watch-industry veteran and WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe Thompson. … [Read more...]


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

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea - submerged

In the fourth part of 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 explain why each type is perfectly OK, depending on the type of diving you do. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Introducing the New 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 introduced the WW.TC – the initials stand for World Wide Time Control – in 2000, and last year the model got a major update, both aesthetically and functionally. It was re-branded as the Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC, and recently, Girard-Perreagaux introduced a new version in black DLC-coated … [Read more...]


Which Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2013?

Rolex/Chanel/BellRoss/Omega graphic

As we reveal in our July-August issue, on sale July 15, 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 Kantar Media, which each year compiles estimates of ad spending for a range of different products. The figures for 2013 signal that the U.S. watch market is still growing, especially as Swiss luxury brands turn their sights back from China to this … [Read more...]


7 Standout Tourbillon Watches Launched This Year

Arnold & Son Royal TEC1

Today marks the birthday of the patent for Abraham Louis-Breguet's most famous invention, the tourbillon, so what better time to re-visit our post-Baselworld 2014 feature on this year's most interesting, clever, and daring variations on the now-ubiquitous tourbillon watch? Scroll down to get the scoop on seven notable new tourbillon watches making their debut this year. … [Read more...]


The 5 Top Patek Philippe Watches in Antiquorum’s June Watch Auction

Patek Philippe Ref. 5004

Antiquorum's next "Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces" auction will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong on June 28. More than 532 watches will be on the block and highlighted, as per usual, by several important models from Patek Philippe. Here are the five Patek Philippe watches expected to draw the most attention (and, perhaps, the biggest bucks) at the auction. … [Read more...]


JCK 2014: New Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk in Rose Gold (With Live Photo)

Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk in rose gold

Another new watch that was previewed at Baselworld makes its official press debut at JCK 2014 in Las Vegas: an all-new rose-gold version of the Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk, the brand's flagship chronograph watch. … [Read more...]


Kicking Off JCK/Couture 2014: 6 Las Vegas Watches for High Rollers

Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack

WatchTime returns to Las Vegas this week for the JCK 2014 and Couture 2014 watch and jewelry shows, starting on Thursday, May 29. As a preview to our live coverage of new watches at the show, we're re-presenting last year's list of luxury watches that evoke the spirit of Las Vegas. Check out these six watches inspired by Sin City and its games of chance, including some watches that double as functioning games themselves. … [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 and/or released within the past few years, as downloadable wallpaper for your desktop. Click each photo for the larger image. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the New Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi Bezel”

Rolex GMT-Master II - Pepsi-blue-red-wristshot

When Rolex unveils a new watch, it does it exactly when it wants to do it. As we told you before, when we were guessing what the new Rolex watches for 2014 would be, Rolex can be even more secretive than the famous Swiss banks. Our guesses turned out to be pretty accurate, and one of the models that we were hoping to see was the new Rolex GMT-Master II with red/blue "Pepsi" bezel. However, The new "Pepsi" elicited some rather mixed emotions at Monochrome headquarters. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: The New, Cobalt Blue Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk

Girard-Perregaux Sea-Hawk - Blue

The Sea Hawk is a modern version of a classical Girard-Perregaux sports watch, and we have to admit, it’s a pretty good one. On Monochrome-watches.com, we presented you the new Sea Hawk, before its launch at Baselworld 2013, as well as its chronograph brother, the Chrono Hawk. For 2014, this chunky dive watch has been updated with a new color scheme – a cobalt blue dial with orange accents – that looks really great for summer. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Watches from Baselworld 2014

Tudor Black Bay

Fratello Friday returns! Last week we were swamped with Baselworld 2014 appointments, and in this week's article, I will show you the five watches that impressed me the most during the show. Actually, it is virtually impossible to come up with just five, as there were 1,500 exhibitors showing their goods. So, my selection is taken only from the brands that we (Fratellowatches) actually visited this year; in a few weeks, we'll round up a final Top 5, since I'm pretty sure even I haven't seen … [Read more...]


Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon Debuts at Baselworld 2014

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon

Following up last year's Constant Escapement, Girard-Perregaux flexes its horological muscles again at this year's Baselworld with the introduction of the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon, a limited edition of 10 watches in rose-gold cases. … [Read more...]


WatchTime E-Special: The Watch Cities of Switzerland

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has published a new E-Special: “The Watch Cities of Switzerland.” This downloadable e-special can be found here: http://watchtime-shop.com/specials/watchtime-e-special-the-watch-cities-of-switzerland.html This E-Special compiles four feature-length articles about four watchmaking cities in Switzerland: Bienne, where Rolex, Omega, and the Swatch Group make timepieces; La Chaux-De-Fonds, … [Read more...]


Back is Beautiful: 11 New Luxury Watch Wallpapers

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

In WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, we present the latest edition in 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 below to download these amazing original photos as wallpaper for your desktop. … [Read more...]


Ticking the Blues: 2 New Girard-Perregaux Watches With Blue Dials

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 - blue dial

In case you haven't noticed, blue is the hot color in the watch world, recently appearing all across the horological spectrum on dials, bezels, straps, et cetera. Recently, Girard-Perregaux reminded us that its founder, Jean-Francois Bautte, was one of the first watchmakers to incorporate the color into his timepieces. … [Read more...]


5 Things You Should Know About the New Jeanrichard Aeroscope “208 Seconds”

Jeanrichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds - front

When "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger announced his partnership with the newly refocused Jeanrichard watch brand last year, it was only a matter of time before Jeanrichard released a special-edition timepiece in his honor. Jeanrichard and Sully announced the launch of that watch, the Jeanrichard "208 Seconds" Aeroscope on January 14. Here's what you need to know about it. … [Read more...]


Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Steel Bracelet

Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Steel Bracelet

Girard-Perregaux launched its Chrono Hawk collection just over a year ago during Miami's Art Basel. Up until now, Girard-Perregaux  Chrono Hawk watches have been available only on leather or rubber straps. Now Girard-Perregaux is launching its first Chrono Hawk watches with steel bracelets, in two dial colors. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus

Throughout the holiday season, we've been featuring reviews of various types of calendar watches, culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all seven of those watches from the original story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]


Watch Review: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar

As we get closer to a new year, we continue our series of reviews on calendar watches, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime’s December 2010 issue. This week, we offer a look at the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar, with original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland

Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland

Girard-Perregaux is a big supporter of the motion picture arts: already a partner in the prestigious Festival Lumière, the brand also announced last year that it will be exclusive timekeeper and founding supporter of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Now, a new timepiece that celebrates the brand's movie-biz partnerships, the Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland, is ready for its closeup. … [Read more...]


5 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Made Men’s Mechanical Watches

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Watches bearing the names of big fashion houses tend to get written off by serious watch aficionados, who tend to think of them as only for ladies or, worse, only inexpensive pieces with quartz movements. In addition to brands like Hermes, Ralph Lauren, and Chanel, who have taken strides to establish themselves in the world of men's mechanicals, here are five other such brands that may have flown under your radar. … [Read more...]