GP Girard-Perregaux launches the unprecedented extreme classic series ‘GP Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet’ with 225 unique watches, paying tribute to its 225 years of glorious history. Each watch has a unique and delicate dial design, and for the first time perfectly integrates the brand’s most iconic “Pont d’or” golden bridge with the Microvar balance wheel, commemorating this unparalleled design concept with extraordinary design One year.
Girard-Perregaux watches use the new automatic movement and the “Pont d’ or” golden bridge hollow face plate to show the beauty of the variable inertia Microvar balance wheel. Each watch in this new series is adorned with small gold plates and engraved with the years 1791-2016. The distinctive figures start from the important year Girard-Perregaux, founded in 1791, as the highlight of each watch, symbolizing an important milestone for the brand in that year. The brand has also carefully added a unique design to each watch: the dial of each watch has different styles of scales, minute scales and embellishments, including wheat texture and cross-knit twist, satin or sandblasting effects, etc., clever The concept and unique design are enough to highlight the uniqueness of each watch.
Review of important events & mdash; 1791 brand establishment
In 1791, the founder of GP Jean-François Bautte first introduced precision timepieces, which kicked off the Girard-Perregaux legend. He brought together many elite watchmakers and founded a watchmaking workshop. So far, the superb watchmaking technology laid by GP has been used to this day and has become a unique feature of the brand. In order to ensure that each watchmaking process reaches a superb and perfect level, even the final processing is meticulous and excellence.
The first glare of the Golden Bridge in 1889
As early as 1889, Girard-Perregaux has won the Paris World Expo Gold Award with the ‘Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon’; the birth of this masterpiece has brought the development of tourbillon watches into a completely new realm, and officially started the pinnacle of watchmaking history. .
R & D of high-frequency earthquakes in 1966
In 1966, the brand created the ‘Gyromatic HF of 1966’ with the first high-frequency movement with a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. Watches equipped with this movement possess an excellent level of performance. This movement also earned Girard Perregaux the ‘Observatory Centennial Award’ awarded by the Canton of Neuchâtel, in recognition of Girard Perregaux’s extraordinary achievements in research and development.
2008 constant-power escapement redefines precise travel time
GP Girard-Perregaux has always taken innovation as its responsibility, and continues to maintain the brand’s absolute leadership in technology. In 2008, the brand created another revolutionary and legendary ‘constant power escapement’, cleverly applying simple physical principles, the movement has never before seen a shock. One year later, GP successfully developed the Microvar variable inertia balance in 2009. This breakthrough design is the movement of the GP Girardet series. The balance wheel placed in the center of the watch evenly distributes the movement’s power, bringing the famous crisp ‘tick’ sound. The unique structure of the Microvar balance is set with six screws, and two inertia weights are set on the edge of the balance. This structure more effectively balances the power and greatly improves the accuracy of the watch. The legend of innovative watchmaking in 225, one after another, confirms the brand’s ultimate pursuit of design aesthetics, sophisticated technology and timing precision.
Unique faceplate aesthetics
This time, all the styles of the ‘GP Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet’ series are decorated with the brand’s most representative Pont d’ or Golden Bridge. The golden bridge at the six o’clock position was first set on the Microvar balance. The small gold piece at the nine o’clock position is set directly on the movement, making the complex movement’s aesthetics stand out. The short sentence in the center of the watch portrays important moments of the year, including important moments in Girard-Perregaux and watchmaking, and important milestones in the cultural, scientific and political fields. For example, the design symbolizing 1808 is complemented by a taupe faceplate and ornate carvings to mark Beethoven’s fifth symphony. The 1963 model with a blue sandblasted faceplate is a space flight to commemorate the first female astronaut. ‘GP Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet’ series uses different colors of decoration, different types of scales and different styles of hands to symbolize different vintage watches.
See the beauty of balance wheel from the faceplate
Since the establishment of the brand in 1791, Girard Perregaux has paid great attention to the aesthetics of its dial. ‘GP Girard Perregaux Place Girardet’ series, with a 41 mm diameter rose gold case, the height is only less than 11 mm. The case and lugs extend to a black alligator strap and a rose gold folding clasp. Through its sapphire crystal case back engraved with Girard-Perregaux’s founding year ‘1791’, the exquisite movement and gold automatic disc are clearly visible. A dynamic beauty never seen before. The eagle has been a symbol of Girard-Perregaux since 1897. It has also become the mark of this special commemorative edition series, finely engraved on the movement. The new GP01800-0005 is an automatic movement that belongs to the new version of GP01800. This new GP01800-005 movement has a total of 194 components, displaying hours, minutes and central seconds, and a power reserve of up to 54 hours. GP Girard-Perregaux watchmakers also used traditional techniques to add delicate decoration to this movement. Both the main board and the gear bridge are decorated with Geneva ripples. The automatic dial is also decorated with a rising sun.
To celebrate this extraordinary year 2016, the “GP Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet” series interprets the superb watchmaking skills of more than two centuries with modern aesthetics, and pays high tribute to the glorious history of the brand and masterpieces of watches since 1791 .
Place Girardet Collection
Rose gold material / GP01800-0005 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 30 meters / diameter 41mm