GP Girard Perregaux Introduction
The history of Girard-Perregaux, the top Swiss watchmaking brand, was founded in 1791. It is one of the very few real watchmaking factories in the world. It can control comprehensive watchmaking including concept design, movement development, and watch parts production. Process. Girard Perregaux has obtained more than 80 technical patents over the years and is committed to the development of new technologies. It is committed to presenting more than 200 years of watchmaking tradition with an innovative look and promoting the development of the watchmaking industry from the perspective of watchmakers.
English Brand Name: GIRARD-PERREGAUX
Chinese Brand Name: GP Girard Perregaux
Official Website: http://www.girard-perregaux.com
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The origin of GP Girard Perregaux two legendary founders
Jean Francis Via (JEAN-FRANÇOISBAUTTE), born in 1772 in Geneva, is a working-class family. He lost both parents at an early age and was sent to apprenticeship at the age of 12. He has worked as a watch case assembler, reticographer, watchmaker and goldsmith.
In 1791, JEAN-FRANÇOISBAUTTE successfully produced the first watches and clocks. With outstanding watchmaking talents and shrewd business acumen, he quickly established his own watchmaking factory, bringing all the types of work in the watchmaking industry under the same roof, making timepieces, jewelry, automatic dolls, music boxes And other exquisite handicrafts, is the first watchmaking factory in Switzerland with full mechanical manufacturing capabilities. JEAN-FRANÇOISBAUTTE’s clients include members of the European royal family, and he has also established business relationships with Turkey, India and China. Literary giants such as Dumas, Balzac and Ruskin also wrote articles praising the most famous watchmaker, jeweler and inventor of ultra-thin pocket watches in Geneva at the time.
JEAN-FRANÇOISBAUTTE died in 1837, leaving a very rich industry for his successors, JACQUESBAUTTE and JEAN-SAMUELROSSEL And cultural heritage.
The second legend in GP Girard-Perregaux history is from La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. In 1825, CONSTANTGIRARD was born in this city surrounded by the mountains of Neuchâtel. In 1852, he founded GIRARD & CIE. Two years later, he marry with MARIEPERREGAUX (1831-1912), who was born in the family of the famous watch dealer of Le Locle. In 1856, the couple founded the GIRARD-PERREGAUX watch factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
CONSTANTGIRARD-PERREGAUX has many research achievements in the aspect of clock escapement. In the tourbillon escapement, his achievements are even more remarkable. His outstanding and exquisite works have won numerous awards at home and abroad. At the Paris World Expo in 1867, a tourbillon pocket watch he showed won a prize. At the Paris World Expo in 1889, the famous Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon won the gold medal, which also became the pinnacle of his watchmaking career.
Out of Switzerland and expand the world
Driven by the Girard-Perregaux family, Girard-Perregaux watches expanded into markets outside of continental Europe. CONSTANTGIRARD-PERREGAUX, with his brothers HENRI (1828-1893) and JULESPERREGAUX (1838-1903) established sales points in the Americas, Girard-Perregaux became one of the first Swiss watchmakers to enter the American market. In October 1865, HENRI arrived in Argentina. He established the GP Girard-Perregaux Special Agent in Buenos Aires. After 16 years of unremitting efforts, GP Girard-Perregaux has covered all markets in the Americas.
The Girard-Perregaux family has continued to expand its business and its brand influence has further expanded to Asia. Another brother of MARIE, FRANÇOISPERREGAUX (1834-1877), was one of the pioneers of Swiss watchmaking entering Japan. In 1859, authorized by the Swiss Watch Federation, shouldering the important task of establishing an export company for him, FRANÇOISPERREGAUX arrived in Singapore.
He settled in Yokohama in 1860 and has since become the first Swiss watchmaker to set up camp in Japan. In 1865, he founded F.PERREGAUX & CO. Francis Pihagu (FRANÇOISPERREGAUX) later became an outstanding figure in the French-speaking world of Japan and one of the longest foreigners living in Japan. During this time, he was the permanent official agent of GP Girard-Perregaux in Japan until his death in 1877.
In 1903, CONSTANTGIRARD-PERREGAUX passed away, and his son, CONSTANTGIRARD-GALLET (1856-1945) took over GP Girard-Perregaux. Factory power.
In 1906, he acquired the famous BAUTTE company and merged it into GIRARD-PERREGAUX & CIE. Since then, two well-known companies in the Swiss watchmaking industry have merged into one.
At the beginning of the 20th century, GP Girard-Perregaux took the lead in major international exhibitions and won many awards. Then Girard-Perregaux chose not to participate in any competition and became a permanent member of the jury of international exhibitions, to promote the development of the watchmaking industry from the perspective of watchmakers.