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.

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...]

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 Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced … [Read more...]

Greubel Forsey Takes Top Prize at GPHG 2015; Full List of Prize-Winning Watches

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The 15th Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), known as the watch world's Oscars, took place October 28 at Geneva's Grand Théatre. A distinguished jury of 26 authoritative watch experts and … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin USA Cheers on the America’s Cup Winners in Bermuda

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Sweden’s Artemis Racing team, sponsored by Ulysse Nardin, pulled off a dramatic victory in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series races in Bermuda on Sunday, October 18. WatchTime was there … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Collection in Steel

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La Chaux-de-Fonds-based Girard-Perregaux has unveiled a stainless steel version of its now-iconic Girard-Perregaux 1966 timepiece. Presented  in a 40-mm x 8.9-mm case, this is the first time the 1966 … [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...]

Back is Beautiful: 11 Luxury Watch Wallpapers

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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...]

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

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

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

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  Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the few years since we last … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

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In the article "Going Through a Phase," presented in WatchTime's December 2013 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

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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...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The Black List


Should you currently be on the lookout for a "stealthier" or black-on-black dive watch (and we can't think of a reason why you shouldn't be), we at have selected nine different … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The New Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk with Vintage Lume


At the end of 2012, Girard-Perregaux relaunched the Sea Hawk dive watch collection. The 1,000-meter water-resistant diver (or 300-meter, if you opt for the black ceramic case) was updated with a … [Read more...]

A Clearer Calendar: Girard-Perregaux’s New Traveller with Large Date, Moon Phases and GMT

Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date Moon Phases GMT - gold-angle

Girard-Perregaux launched its Traveller collection — a revamp of its travel-themed line — in 2013. Several variations on those first models have arrived on the scene since that debut, … [Read more...]

Kicking Off JCK/Couture 2015: 6 Las Vegas Watches for High Rollers

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WatchTime returns to Las Vegas this week for the JCK 2014 and Couture 2015 watch and jewelry shows, starting on Thursday, May 28. As a preview to our live coverage of new watches at the show, we're … [Read more...]

A Chrono of its Own: Testing the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Column-Wheel Chronograph

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Column Wheel Chronograph

In this feature from the WatchTime archives, we test Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 Column-Wheel Chronograph, powered by the brand's recently introduced in-house Caliber GP03800. Scroll down to read the … [Read more...]

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

Cartier Geneva Seal movement

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...]

Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement

On my blog,, 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...]

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

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon

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...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus

We've featured reviews of various types of calendar watches here on 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)


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...]

Complicated Watches: 7 Standout Tourbillon Watches

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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...]

Monochrome Watch Review: The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time


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

Harry Winston Ocean Dual Time - front

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?

Rolex/Chanel/BellRoss/Omega graphic

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...]

Fratello Classics: My Top 5 Watches from Baselworld 2014

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Fratello Classics takes a look back at the many Baselworld 2014 appointments, and in this article, I will show you the five watches that impressed me the most during the show. Actually, it is … [Read more...]