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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 Bridges, made its debut in the 1860s. It featured the three parallel, arrow-shaped bridges design that is still in evidence on many Girard-Perregaux watches today. In our free download, you’ll discover one of the most unusual of these watches, the Esmerelda, as well as the first Girard-Perregaux wristwatch produced in a series. This Girard-Perregaux watch, which debuted in 1880, was a men’s watch that came to the U.S. before American men were ready to switch from pocket watches to wristwatches. You’ll learn more about these and each important Girard-Perregaux watch from the 1860s to now, in WatchTime Spotlight: Girard-Perregaux, available right now for free download.
A Girard-Perregaux watch with a quartz movement? Yes, such a thing existed, and was one of the most important watches that debuted in 1971. Up until that point, Girard-Perregaux watches, like other Swiss watches, only used mechanical movements. But the Girard-Perregaux GP Quartz model made history as the first wristwatch to use a high-frequency quartz movement, vibrating at 32,768 hertz. Other Girard-Perregaux watches for the quartz era followed, such as 1976’s Casquette, a luxury digital watch with an LED screen. If you didn’t even know that Girard-Perregaux had ever made important quartz models, and are curious as to what else made them special, you need to download this article now.
More interested in the modern era of Girard-Perregaux watches? WatchTime Spotlight: Girard-Perregaux also covers watches introduced under the recent ownership of the late Gino Macaluso, beginning in 1994. That year, Girard-Perregaux introduced the 3000 family of calibers, which have since powered many a Girard-Perregaux watch. This era also saw the debut of the Opera Two and Opera Three, Girard-Perregaux’s famous chiming watches. In 2005, the company introduced a Girard-Perregaux watch for divers, the Sea Hawk II Pro, which had a titanium case that withstood 3,000 meters of water pressure. And in 2007, one of the most unusual Girard-Perregaux watches of all time made its debut: the Girard-Perregaux vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon. What made this watch so distinctive and what moved Girard-Perregaux to name it “Jackpot?” The answers are a quick download away!
Watchtime Spotlight: Girard-Perregaux is a compilation of 14 watches that loom large in the long history of Girard-Perregaux, assembled by the experts at WatchTime magazine. Are you an enthusiast of vintage watches or of Girard-Perregaux watches in particular? Do you want to find out the story behind your own favorite Girard-Perregaux watch? Or do you simply want to expand your knowledge of this influential Swiss watch brand? If you answered any of the above with “yes,” you should download WatchTime Spotlight: Girard-Perregaux — Milestone Girard-Perregaux Watches: the Definitive Guide for the Girard-Perregaux Watch Enthusiast now.
Enjoy our FREE Download, and learn more about:
- Why these 14 Girard-Perregaux watches are significant
- The first series-produced Girard-Perregaux watch for the wrist
- Why 1965’s Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic won an award
- The Girard-Perregaux watch that celebrated 70 years of Scuderia Ferrari
If you’d like to know more about Girard-Perregaux watches, don’t hesitate to download our FREE article covering 14 Girard-Perregaux milestones.
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This promotional article was originally published on December 3, 2013, and has been updated.