The union of Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux eventually led to the creation of an Atelier in 1856 at the vanguard of horological innovation that would set bold new standards for watchmakers worldwide in a tradition that continues today. With the acquisition of the Maison of Jean-François Bautte of Geneva, Girard Perregaux was soon manufacturing timepieces that were bridging aesthetics and functionality to reveal the value of time.
From the Tourbillon ‘With Three Gold Bridges’, the Constant Escapement L.MGirard Perregaux has revealed time and again the art of precision engineering . In 1975, Girard-Perregaux was one of the first brands to offer a sporty elegant model equipped with an octagonal bezel and an integrated steel bracelet : The Laureato and the famous Tourbillon ‘With Three Gold Bridges’ which made the invisible visible, transforming bridges from just a technical element to an integral part of the timepiece.
Girard-Perregaux’s place at the vanguard of horological innovation is confirmed by over one hundred recorded patents, and the innumerable prizes and distinctions we have received. We remain one of the rare watchmakers to retain Manufacture status for over two centuries by mastering all the required horological skills in-house. Our timepieces today push the boundaries of watchmaking for modern living. As of 2022, Girard-Perregaux and sister Maison Ulysse Nardin have formed an independent collective of high horology Manufactures.