Category Archives: Girard-Perregaux


The Beat Goes On

TAG Heuer Mikrograph

Without the balance wheel and balance spring there wouldn’t be accurate timekeeping. Together with the escape wheel they are collectively called the escapement and regulate the energy flow traveling from the mainspring through the gear train. The unwinding and winding of the balance spring rocks the balance wheel through ... Read more

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The Renaissance of Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux Constant Force Escapement

Girard-Perregaux is on a tear lately. Since Michele Sofisti took over as CEO he’s dug in to revamp the veritable old brand and bring it back to glory. Truth be told, Girard-Perregaux had been floundering along for the past decade or so, riding along on past laurels like the award-winning ... Read more

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How to Win at a Watches Auction

Christie's Auction Catalogues

We are in the midst of auction season and auction is a great place to buy a watch. Since I work at Christie’s, I’m going to give you the lowdown on how the process works here, but it’s probably similar at the other auction houses. You might be intimidated by ... Read more

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Five Cool Reasons You Should Take a Look at Girard-Perregaux

Constant Force Escapement

Girard-Perregaux has history dating back to 1791 and are a true manufacture, making cases, dials, and movements. In fact, other brands seek out their high quality movements as a base, such as URWERK and MB&F. Scroll down for some other great facts you might not have known.    First brand ... Read more

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Introduction: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater, Annual Calendar & Equation of Time

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater, Annual Calendar and Equation of Time

Girard-Perregaux is doing a full-blown campaign to reposition themselves as a go-to brand in haute horlogerie. More important, they are backing it up with some grand initiatives. First, they brought on Dominique Loiseau, an independent watchmaker known for his progressive thinking, to introduce the “Manifesto of Time”. Additionally, a ... Read more

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Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk: Can it Compete in the Dive Watch Category?

Credit: Sean Vakil

Girard-Perregaux has gone on the offensive, big time. They’ve promised a reinvigoration of the brand with some surprises in store. And, truth be told, they needed to be shaken up because for a long time Girard-Perregaux has failed to give us a jolt. The models in the collection were starting ... Read more

CATEGORIES Dive Watches | TAGS |Bookmark

Watches: Never Turn Your Back!

Sometimes the back of a watch is nothing short of being art!

Most high end watches these days come with display backs. They show off the beauty of the movement behind it, more often than not adorned with Geneva striping, blued screws and other gorgeous decorations. They also give an insight into the micro-mechanics that for many of us is at least ... Read more

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Video Interview: Girard Perregaux CEO Michele Sofisti tackles questions such as the brand’s position in the industry, why the watches don’t hold market value and how he intends to solve these problems


Just a few short weeks ago, Girard-Perregaux pulled back the curtain on their Manifesto of Time at TimeCrafters, which we covered here. Orchestrated by watchmaker Dominique Loiseau, the Manifesto aims to bring Girard-Perregaux to the next level and differentiate them from the crowded pack of brands jostling for customer dollars. They ... Read more

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Is Dominique Loiseau’s “Manifesto of Time” for Girard-Perregaux Just a Gimmick?

Dominique Loiseau at Time Crafters

Let’s face it, Girard-Perregaux possesses a lot of history and potential, but hasn’t capitalized on the possibilities. While the brand certainly has its fans, within the price points they have a lot of competition for sales. Additionally, in the pre-owned markets such as auctions, they don’t hold up enough in ... Read more

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Girard-Perregaux brings Young Watchmakers to Paris

Watchmaking near Paris famous Notre Dame

Band Aid already sung about it the children as our future in the song “We Are The World”. That same thing goes in a slightly different context for watch making. Girard-Perregaux realizes this all too well. It knows that to continue to make great watches like the, Tourbillon with ... Read more

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