The foundation of Girard-Perregaux was laid in the year 1791 when watchmaker and goldsmith Jean-Francois Bautte created his first watches in La-Chaux de Fonds, Geneva. With Constant Girard, ‘Girard & Cie’ was founded in the year 1852. When Girard married Marie Perregaux four years later Girard-Perregaux was born and they started making prestigious mechanical watches.
Girard-Perregaux ‘Two-Tone Dial’
A brand that is rarely seen in our collection but definitely not underrated.
This yellow and gold, two-tone piece is made by Girard Perregaux around 1950. The watch has a case size of 35,5 mm, is made out of stainless steel and runs on the thin, manually wound, ‘in-house’ calibre 30.
On the dial we’ll find ‘blocky’ Arabic numbers on the even hours and a decentral second hand above the 6-hour position. The watch has sharp but fancy lugs and is fitted on a thin, brown, leather strap.
With this watch Girard-Perregaux created an elegant dress watch. But thanks to its playful dial layout you’ll never be that boring and outdated guy.