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Girard Perregaux has a proud tradition dating back to 1791. They even produced the first mass-produced wristwatch. Today the brand has a wide assortment that ranges from masculine sport watches to elegant models, but always reveals great attention to detail.  More

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If you want to buy a certified Girard-Perregaux watch, a used model from Watchmaster might be just what you are looking for. All our watches are checked for authenticity, refurbished and then provided with a certificate. So you can be sure that it is in any case an original. Pre-owned Girard-Perregaux models are also much cheaper, compared to the original price and often also as new. You can simply pay with your credit card or PayPal account. If you prefer to plan on longer-term, you can also choose the option of financing your Girard-Perregaux watch and pay in monthly installments. Be sure to check our website and contact our customer service if you have questions.

The current collections of Girard-Perregaux

  • The Girard-Perregaux Sea-Hawk is a 1960s watch that was actively used on maritime and shipping missions in the post-World War II era. Today it is a popular diver's watch of the brand.

  • The Girard-Perregaux 1966 is a classic, perfectly formed three-hand watch with a full calendar and moon phase. The delicate breguette indices create an elegant design, which can be perfectly combined in everyday life as well as in evening wear.

  • Girard-Perregaux's Laureato was presented for the third time in 2003. It was first launched in 1975 and enjoyed so much popularity that it has already been revised twice and adapted to the latest trends. She kept the striking octagonal design of the bezel, even if the edges of the newer models were a bit rounded.

  • The WW.TC series stands for World Wide Time Control and is a watch with which, as the name implies, you can determine the times of the world. It is a striking yet stylish model. It has an extremely high quality and has a strong recognition value.

  • Particularly striking is the Richeville series by Girard-Perregaux in an elegant tonneau shape, a true classic of the brand. It is available as a small seconds automatic watch or as a mechanical, automatic winding chronograph.

The best arguments to buy a second-hand Girard-Perregaux watch for cheap

  • Affordable Girard-Perregaux prices on used models than on first-hand models

  • Watches from a more than 200-year-old watch manufacturer with a prestigious history

  • Exceptional designs with a high recognition value

  • High quality processed materials

  • Excellent accuracy

Interesting models of Girard-Perregaux and prices

  • Gyromatic Cal. 21.19
    Price: €1,000
    Material: Gold plated steel
    Features: Men’s watch, square case, automatic movement, champagne-colored dial

  • Sea Hawk (Ref. 49960-32-632-FK6A)
    Price: €7,200
    Material: Titanium case and bezel, rubber strap
    Features: Men’s watch, completely dull black watch, water resistant up to 30 bar, small seconds, power reserve indicator

  • WW.TC Chronograph (Ref. 49805-11-152-11A)
    Price: €4,700
    Material: Steel case and bracelet
    Features: Men’s watch, automatic movement, small second, world time, date display

  • Vintage 1945 (Ref. 2599)
    Price: €4,000
    Material: Steel case
    Features: Men’s watch, rectangular case, automatic movement, chronograph function

  • Sport Classique (Ref. 49930)
    Price: €4,600
    Material: Steel case and bracelet
    Features: Men’s watch, automatic movement, stopwatch function, date display

A pre-owned Girard-Perregaux as an investment?

With over 200 years of corporate history, Girard-Perregaux has earned a distinguished name in the luxury watch industry. Girard-Perregaux watches are considered very reliable and durable. Especially limited models are traded at high prices. There are certain factors that speak in favor of a positive price development of a model, such as durability of the company and high-quality workmanship. Girard-Perregaux fulfills both with flying colors and thus sets excellent conditions for a worthwhile investment.

History of Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux was founded in 1856 under the direction of the couple Constant Girards and Marie Perregaux. In 1906 Girard's son, Louis-Constant Girard-Gallet, took over the Swiss watch manufacturer Bautte et Moynier from Jean-François Bautte. Since its founding year 1791 is used in the registering books as the founding year of the brand.

Bautte had built a respectable company. Already at the age of 12, he began training as a jeweler and later as a goldsmith. However, he soon developed a passion for fine rotating installations and gears and eventually came to the art of watchmaking. The company had a head office in Geneva and several branches in Paris and Florence. In total, more than 180 employees worked for the company at that time.

Girard-Perregaux is now headquartered in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the capital of watchmaking. The city is characterized by its unique design with wide, long streets and a strictly limited eaves height was allowed in a time when electric light was not a matter of course. This brought the watchmakers enough daylight and the best possible view of their work. Today, the small town is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After the merger, the strengths of both companies were combined. The vision to produce the highest quality timepieces not only in regards to the outer shells, but above all in terms of the accuracy, was defined. A concern that is still the focus of the company today. At that time, gravity still played a not inconsiderable role in the accuracy of a watch movement. Girard-Perregaux therefore experimented with a tourbillon that allowed the precision of a watch to run independently of its surroundings. The project was soon recognized as a success, when the Esmeralda Tourbillon with three golden bridges was awarded a gold medal in 1889 at the Paris World Fair. But at that time, the company was no longer only known and sought after in Switzerland or Europe. After Constant Girard-Perregaux's brother-in-law, François Perregaux, first moved to Singapore in 1859 and then to Japan, he found out that the market for timepieces was nowhere near as big as in Europe. Without further ado, he brought some entry level models to Japan and thus paved the foundation for the close connection into the Asian region. In 1865, another brother-in-law of Girard-Perregaux opened a shop in Buenos Aires. The South American customers loved the timepieces with their numerous complications and exclusive designs. Today, the company is known worldwide and has a wide customer base.

Another milestone in history was the 1957 launch of Gyromatic watches, super-thin models with automatic winding. The series reached its peak in 1965, when a model with 36,000 vibrations per second was launched. This increased frequency of vibration provided exceptional reliability and accuracy.

With the transformation of the watch industry in the 1960s, which was fatal for many traditional watch brands, is commonly known as the Quartz Crisis, Girard-Perregaux saw a new business idea. So in 1971, the company developed the first Swiss quartz watch with an incredible 36,768 Hertz, a number that has since been used as a benchmark. The brand's own calibres are considered to be so brilliant that even large brands like Audemars Piguet or Gucci are partially supplied by Girard-Perregaux.

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