The brand’s origins date back to Geneva Switzerland in 1791, where Jean-François Bautte, a fine pocket watchmaker and goldsmith built workshops and created his first watches. It wasn’t until 1906 that the two companies became acquainted when Constant Girard-Gallet actually bought the Bautte company from Jacques Bautte and the modern Girard-Perregaux was formed.
The brand name was established in 1856 in the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, thanks to the marriage of Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux.
This Girard-Perregaux has a slim profiled 31mm round Dennison made stainless steel case with elegantly curved lugs. The 39mm lug to lug length ensures a comfortable fit as the case gently curves over your wrist. A fine slim bezel holds a domed crystal. On the white dial, an outer minute track with applied retro numerals and arrow point indexes mark the hours. Dauphine’s hands are complimented with a sub-seconds register at 6 o’clock, the pop of gold adds sophistication and style, its concentric circles and bold numerals finish the dial nicely. On the reverse a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Girard Perregaux Cal. 05 HU 639 (Modified Pesaux 190) 17 Jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. Fitted on a 16mm brown leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Girard Perregaux box or Girard Perregaux paperwork. The watch comes paired on a suitable brown leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1950s and is in worn/vintage condition with signs of age showing, please do see the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
31mm... Too small? I'll let you decide, personally, I feel I can get away with it and I have a 6 3/4inch wrist, but you may disagree, and that's ok! Would this suit a lady? 1000% yes, it would look incredible! So gentleman if you are reading this, treat a special lady in your life to this watch and steal it from time to time! Ladies if you are reading this, treat yourself to this stunning watch and enjoy!