Girard-Perregaux- & Aston Martin

Girard-Perregaux- & Aston Martin

Girard-Perregaux recently announced its collaboration with Aston Martin and is now  the Official Watch Partner of the British luxury car manufacturer.  One of the oldest names in watchmaking, Girard-Perregaux is known for making consistently elegant luxury watches. The two brands will collaborate on upcoming limited-edition timepieces beginning in 2021.

 

Both Aston Martin and Girard-Perregaux were founded by visionaries with an innate passion. Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford while Girard-Perregaux can trace its origins to 1791, when Jean-François Bautte, aged just 19, produced his first watch.  But most notably, it was a love story which led to the birth of one of the greatest names in watchmaking when Constant Girard married Marie Perregaux in 1854.

‘…when Girard-Perregaux released its now-famous Tourbillon ‘With Three Gold Bridges’ in 1867, it transformed three functional components, often hidden from view, into attractive aesthetic features. Indeed, with the advent of this watch, the once invisible was deliberately made visible. Throughout its 230-year history, the Swiss Manufacture has demonstrated its creativity, often playing with different shapes. Indeed, it is this mindset that inspired the brand’s slogan ‘Shaping the now for those in the know.’

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