This Swiss watch brand has been in the history of making timepieces since the 19th century.
With the outstanding quality and stylish look of each model, this brand is everyone's dream watch. Last 2016, Girard-Perregaux celebrated its 225th anniversary and launched a new collection that features auto racing-inspired timepieces.
The Competizione collection is the first two timepieces with a classic and modern look combined and features an automatic winding. This model reminds us of the Club Italia timepiece way back in 1987. With its three-counter chronograph timepieces, this is ideal for motorcyclists and race car drivers.
- Girard Perregaux Circuito Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch 49590-39-612-BB6B
The Girard Perregaux Competizione Circuito Chronograph, the more sporty watch, conveys the body of such a high-end car with its case being made of a compact but reliable titanium-carbon alloy, and also it's black, open-worked "honeycomb" dial that resembles the radiator grille and air ridges of a car.
Its casing spans 42 mm in diameter, like with the Stradale, and houses the Caliber GP03300, noticeable through such a sapphire case back. The Circuito comes with the double brace made of DLC-coated, microbead-blasted steel on a 'carbon-effect' calf leather belt. The price is $13,400 for the Circuito Chronograph.
A blackened version of the Girard-Perregaux column-wheel designed with the GP03300-0122 caliber, which runs at 4 Hz (28,800 vph), possesses 27 jewels and a 46-hour power reserve, optimizing the watch and viewable through the case back.
- Girard Perregaux Competizione Stradale Watch 49590-11-111-BBBA
The two new models' stylish look, either with a silver or black dial and offered on either a stitched black or brown leather or a stainless bridge bracelet, is one edition, the Competizione Stradale. Its stainless steel case has a circumference of 42 mm and a water resistance of up to 30 meters, with long, slightly curved lugs designed to suit the wrist's curve.
Its chronograph pushers in the mushroom form are a comparison to those seen in the 1950s models. The timepiece displays include a red color with central sweep seconds and submerged subdials for accumulated minutes and hours at 9 and 6 o'clock. At 3 o'clock, small seconds are in another subdial, the date appears at 4:30 in a window, and a tachymeter scale adorns the dial's periphery. There's a delicate snail pattern on the subdials.
This style is excellent for office outfits matched with a classic style complete with sporty feeling but more with elegant touch all over it. Of course, this iconic feature functions well beyond what you usually get with casual watches, so indeed, this classic is still far above the rest.
- Additional Information About Girard Perregaux Watch
Girard-Perregaux has expanded its collections rapidly in recent years and has been a top player in the sector. Since its newest debut, their Laureato collection has managed to remain one of their most popular. With a perpetual calendar change, one of the most recent releases within the line that came in 2019.
Moreover, in the modern era, Girard-Perregaux introduced several new collections. They debuted the HAWK line in 2012, including the Sea Hawk, Chrono Hawk, and FOReverglades Hawk, a special edition. The Competizione debuted two years later with Girard-Perregaux. The Stradale and Circuito were among these vintage-inspired men's watches.
By introducing this piece from the Circuito collection, Girard-Perregaux marks the vital characteristics such as elegance, symmetry, and a wristwatch's sturdiness. Today's watches have been more upgraded for over two centuries. This watch brand represents its capacity to bridge the past and the future.
With mastery of technique and distinctive design, Girard Perregaux watch collections offer a fascinating material spectrum and the radiant sparkle of brilliant-cut diamonds. Making this brand everyone's favorite.