Girard-Perregaux presents exclusive materpieces with an exhibition in New York
On the 17th of November 2011, Girard-Perregaux showcases for the first time its most iconic and classic set of timepieces in the Madison Boutique in New York City. The brand thus celebrates 220 years of watchmaking history and its everlasting reputation for being the quintessence of quality and excellence. Guests can witness a brilliant collection of timepieces from elegant pocket watches to
multiple award-winning wristwatches, each infused with Girard-Perregaux’s grandiose traditions of gorgeous artistry and skilled craftsmanship. The exhibit not only displays rare collections from the Museum, but also embodies the rich history of the brand and its substantial contribution to the art and science of Haute Horlogerie.
Since 1791, Girard-Perregaux has been reinventing the long tradition of Swiss watchmaking. In its 220 years, the Swiss Manufacture has registered more than 80 patents in the field of watchmaking and has brought legendary creations to life. Today, the brand is one of the very few to bring together all of the skills and expertise required to produce Haute Horlogerie watches under one roof. In its 220th anniversary celebrations, Girard-Perregaux is paying tribute to the finest moments of its history, and preparing to record even finer moments to come…
Antique pocket watches; the promise of perfect craftmanship
As the precursor to wristwatches, pocket watches bridged the world of the sitting clock and the new world of mobile timekeeping. The pocket watch has evolved from humble beginnings as a simple, wearable timepiece to become the embodiment of Haute Horlogerie, an expression of the timeless quest for ever higher standards of beauty and precision. Yet this remains a vital, living history: elements of the unparalleled engineering of these movements and mechanisms of Girard-Perregaux are still being used in the timepieces of today.
The Girard-Perregaux travelling 220th anniversary exhibition
Vacheron Constantin Contemporary masterpieces: The Aesthetics of time
In our times, the wristwatch has replaced the pocket watch as the wearable timepiece of choice, yet the wristwatch has also stood the test of time. With so many independent wristwatch manufacturers in the world, the factory of Girard-Perregaux still remains superior in its ability to produce works of unassailable quality and unforgettable beauty. It is a place where loyalty to time honoured tradition coexists with the drive for innovation, and where every timepiece produced remains true to the graceful but never ostentatious elegance and luxury characteristic of the Girard-Perregaux brand–the inimitable style much beloved by horlogerie connoisseurs all over the world.
The Girard-Perregaux exhibition is so much more than a mere display of luxury wares– they are still, first and foremost, the iconic, era-defining works in the art and science of Haute Horlogerie. To listen and observe the steady movements of these watches is to understand the spirit and genius of a particular time and place–and it is with great pleasure that we discover this exhibition where Girard-Perregaux’s 220 year-old legacy is manifested within each and every timepiece in the collection.
Vacheron Constantin 220 Years of Watchmaking
Art Exhibition: Nov. 18-23, 2011
701 Madison Ave (63rd Street)
New York City