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Baselworld 2016 – Here are 6 new watches that will be revealed this year.

Baselworld 2016 – Here are 6 new watches that will be revealed this year.

Baselworld will start in less than one month and we got a sneak peak on 6 new watches that will be presented during the watch show this year. We can see this year brands are revealing strong skills in technic and sharp elegance.

Girard Perregaux The Blue Hour. Understated and refined style.

Girard Perregaux The Blue Hour. Understated and refined style.

Girard Perregaux has a very distinctive style. The Swiss Brand has an amazing balance between watchmaking know-how and contemporary design. This equation made possible one of the most iconic collections of the brand, called 1966. And today, Girard Perregaux is revealing a new model called the Blue Hour. This new timepiece reminds us the beauty of the 1966 collection and the art of Swiss watchmaking. Girard Perregaux 1966 collection, simply iconic Here is a little bit of history. Back in 1960’s, Girard Perregaux was one of the single brands to invest a lot in research and development. In 1966 the Swiss watchmaker launched a collection called “1966” and featured the first high-frequency movement. With this technological breakthrough, Girard Perregaux considerably improved precision in watch-making. In the following year, 1967, 73% of all chronometer certificates awarded by the Neuchatel observatoire were given to Girard Perregaux. The 1966 collection pays a beautiful…

The laureates of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva 2013

The laureates of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva 2013

Version française ici Friday, November 15th 2013, held the awards ceremony of the 13th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prize at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. All of the most influential players in the watch industry gathered in one place in order to elect the best watch designs of the year. Among the nominees, three were presented on Luxury Activist, 2 received an awards … Girard Perregaux, L’Aiguille d’Or for its Echappement Constant The Girard-Perregaux Manufacture has been awarded by “L’Aiguille d’Or”, the most coveted award in the watch industry for his bold Constant Escapement LM. “This award is the recognition of the innovation and technical mastery of the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture” said Michele Sofisti (CEO Sowind Group). The Constant Escapement LM is the embodiment of our vision of watchmaking as an art in movement. It is a tribute to our history, creativity and has been the trademark of Girard-Perregaux since 1791. ”…

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Version française ici During Baselworld 2013, Luxury Activist team got the privilege to have the new collections presented by Stefano Macaluso, Product Development Director at Girard-Perregaux. Much of the interview was devoted to a fascinating piece called Constant Escapement which has the advantage of surprise by a visible revolutionary escapement mechanism, and enhanced dial side. With this launch, the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds continues the momentum of innovation and high technology characterizes the past 222 years. First of all, and we can not do otherwise, some basic watchmaking notions. The energy animating a watch can be produced in two ways. Either by manual manipulation of the crown, which comes to a tension spring in the barrel or by the rotor when the movement is said self-winding (or automatic). This energy must be dissipated slowly to ensure the watch the biggest reserve. If it was not regulated, the spring would relax a…

What to expect from Baselworld 2013?

What to expect from Baselworld 2013?

As we know, Baselworld is one of the main events for the Swiss watch-making industry. Every year all the Brands have appointment with the world. And even if this event is supposed to be a Professional event with no activities to the public, it gathers more and more attention. This year, we will discover a new Baselworld. Full new with a new main building, new stands and brands. It was a huge investment and apparently it is better than never. Check here the official video about the new aspects: It is a 430 million CHF project and the architects were Herzog & Meuron of Basel. The famous swiss architects are well known as they created the Tate Modern in London, the Allianz Arena in Munich, the Prada Store in Tokyo or the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The project at Baselworld is about refine traditions of modernism like simplicity, minimalism…

Girard Perregaux, 1945 XXL Vintage Chrono.

Girard Perregaux, 1945 XXL Vintage Chrono.

Style and good taste never go out of fashion. Check this amazing Timepiece by Girard Perregaux called th Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph. When Haute Horlogerie meets the Decorative arts. This timepiece is an unique tribute to Art Deco. Art Deco principle is to place geometry in the heart of design. Straight lines, geometrical symbols, they all represented a new wave in the post-modernist era. The arrival of technological progress would definetely affect Design, Architecture, Fashion and interior decoration. All artistic fields were involved. Started with the universal exhibition of 1900 in Paris, Art Deco only took over the worldin the late 30’s and 40’s. For Girard Perregaux it is a huge source of inspiration as it defines perfectly the artwork of the watch manufacturer. So, back to the GP Vintage XXL Chrono. Fashioned in pink gold or steel, the rectangular case places the Art Deco’s notion of geometry at the heart…

WW.TC Chronograph by Girard Perregaux

WW.TC Chronograph by Girard Perregaux

It seems the world is bigger than we think. At least when we try to figure out what time is it in Denver, or Azores, Cairo, Bangkok or Noumea… we understand that. That is why Girard Perregaux launches an improved WW.TC Chronograph. The impressive Timepiece displays all time zones on its dial as well as date and small second, a chronograph function and a day/night indicator. In this version we can see a much more contrasted design, improving the reading and the redemption of the precious information. the result is a supremely practical watch with a more sporty style, while still retaining the elegance and sophistication that characterize the collection. the silver-finish multi-level dial excels itself in its coloring contrasting black and white, while red focuses the eye on the key elements. the indices, figures and hours and minutes hands are enhanced with a luminescent material. the day/night indicator is…

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges.

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges.

Girard Perregaux highlights of the month is the reveal of its Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold bridges. This edition will be available only in 50 units worldwide and represents the perfect blend of timeless elegance, excellence in watch-making and pure technology. All the heritage of Girard Perregaux in a master piece built on the acclaimed Tourbillon with threefold Bridges. A magnificent work of noble materials with high-end techniques. Girard Perregaux has its origins back to 1791 and is a high-class watch manufacturer situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is part of the Sowing group, a subsidiary of PPR. When Constant Girard founded his company in 1852. After a successful marriage with Marie Perregaux, he creates Girard Perregaux Manufacture in 1856. In 1906, Mr. Constant Girard-Gallet who took over the company from his father, took over the Bautte House and merge all companies into Girard Perregaux & Cie. Since that time…

Girard-Perregaux, 220 years of watchmaking

Girard-Perregaux, 220 years of watchmaking

The prestigious Swiss House Girard-Perregaux is celebrating its 220 years of watchmaking by creating an exhibition called: A TALE OF INSPIRATION – unveiling 220 years of watchmaking Art. I have already talked about this brand a few month ago thanks to its launch of the new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph. With this great anniversary, it is the entire Brand that we can discover in a beautiful worldwide traveling exhibition. It will be the most beautiful and complete set of Girard-Perregaux Timepieces outside Switzerland. Some of the collections came directly from the Brand museum and you can also find some beautiful contemporary Timepieces. From the Museum, you can discover, for example, the ESMERALDA Pocket Timepieces. A beautiful and innovative Timepiece that created a huge buzz during Paris Universal exhibition of 1889. Or you can also discover the beautiful 1966 TOURBILLON 40,00 mm with: PINK GOLD CASE – Antireflective sapphire crystal –…

Girard-Perregaux new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph

Girard-Perregaux new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph

Girard-Perregaux, the famous Swiss Haute-Horloger unvealed its new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph. In order to celebrate the Brand 220th anniversary, they introduced to the 1966 collection a new Chronograph in white gold and with an elegant blue dial.