The Girard-Perregaux watch brand was established in 1791, making it one of the oldest luxury watch manufacturers in Switzerland. The brand is well-known for its sophisticated watches as well as the technological improvements that it has made during its long history of invention and excellence in the watchmaking industry. During the course of its history, the brand is responsible for a number of significant advancements in horology, including the invention of the wristwatch and numerous other significant timekeeping advances. The timepieces produced by Girard-Perregaux are renowned for their unmatched elegance, outstanding craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. Collectors and watch aficionados all around the globe have an insatiable appetite for the brand’s collections, which include everything from traditional dress watches to timepieces designed for sports and diving.
The company is founded in Switzerland by Jean-Francois Bautte, who begins producing watches under his own name.
Constant Girard marries Marie Perregaux, and the company becomes known as Girard-Perregaux.
The company creates its first wristwatch, a ladies' model with a small, delicate movement.
Girard-Perregaux introduces the first wristwatch with a high-frequency movement, which becomes known as the "Gyromatic" due to its gyroscopic rotor.
The brand introduces the "Chronocinégines" watch, which has a chronograph function and a mechanism that allows for the recording of time on a moving picture screen.
Girard-Perregaux creates the "Gyromatic HF," which has a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, making it one of the most accurate watches of its time.
The company introduces the first high-frequency quartz watch, the "Girard-Perregaux 350."
Girard-Perregaux celebrates its 200th anniversary by releasing the "Retro" watch, which pays homage to the company's early designs.
The brand introduces the "Constant Escapement" watch, which features a revolutionary new type of escapement that ensures constant energy flow and accuracy.