“AIGUILLE D’OR” GRAND PRIX Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. GRANDE COMPLICATION PRIZE A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar LADIES’ COMPLICATIONS WATCH PRIZE Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels... Read more
(Watches from the collections of TomG and myself). Read more
A TimeZone Interview with Michele Sofisti CEO SOWIND Group (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard)
An interview in October 2012 by William Massena About Michele Sofisti Michele Sofisti has extensive experience in the watchmaking industry. Before creating Sofos Management, his own activity devoted to international strategy, marketing and management consulting, in 2005, Michele Sofisti was President of Swatch AG (Switzerland) for five years. He... Read more
Viva México: the 2012 SIAR Watch Fair Howard Parr 7 October 2012 Earlier this week, I went to the SIAR (Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria) in Mexico City. This was the 6th Edition of the watch fair, and included the most exhibitors yet…44 brands! Most of the brands had scheduled... Read more
An iconic watch represents many facets of a brand, and iconic watches are so enduring that they are representative of the brand itself. For example, the Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso (Reverso), the Cartier Tank (Tank) and the Rolex Submariner (Submariner). Throughout its 200-year history, Girard-Perregaux has produced several magnificent timepieces... Read more
Not many of these vintage Girard-Perregaux around, and certainly not in such fine original condition. For this model, Girard-Perregaux used the Valjoux Calibre 72C, an especially desirable manual-wind chronograph movement with column wheel construction and triple calendar. Girard-Perregaux also collaborated with the Italian pen manufacturer Montegrappa to craft fine... Read more
A Conversation with Michael Margolis, US President of Girard-Perregaux & JeanRichard
A conversation in February 2012 by Jessica Michael (Mike) Margolis is a watch collector. Mike’s passion for watches began sometime in high school when his father gave him an Omega Seamaster. Mike vividly recalls winding it, setting it, putting it to his ear and falling in love with the... Read more