Girard-Perregaux Since 2012, Girard-Perregaux has held roving exhibitions of young watchmakers’ workshops around the world, explaining the brand’s ‘new traditional look’. This year, the Girard-Perregaux World Tour Exhibition for Young Watchmakers has begun the journey to China again. After visiting many places in China, he landed in Shanghai to present the art of watchmaking and displayed a series of chic and exquisite watches including the revolutionary ‘constant power escapement’.
On the morning of July 26, 2013, Girard-Perregaux held a press conference at the Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai. Stéphane Oes, the new generation of young and promising leader in the watchmaking industry and head of the GP Girard-Perregaux brand movement development department Introduce Chinese media GP Girard-Perregaux’s revolutionary concept carefully developed over the past eight years, ‘Constant Power Escapement System’, to solve the challenge of constant power technology that the watchmaking industry strives to surpass.
The principle of the constant power escapement system is that it can output stable power to the balance wheel no matter how much power is transmitted from the mainspring drum, providing the ultimate accuracy and stability for the mechanical watch. Behind this seemingly simple principle, three new patents are actually included, and in order to meet the highest accuracy, GP Girard-Perregaux watches combine the cutting-edge technology and aesthetic principles to invent an output that is stable and unchanged. Powered by only 14 micron fine elastic silicon hairspring.
On this occasion, Girard-Perregaux’s latest products of 2013 and classic top-of-the-line complicated production watches also appeared in Shanghai at the same time. The elegant Girard-Perregaux 1966 column-wheel chronograph, the design of the powerful Sea Hawk diving watch (Sea Hawk) and other landmark watches proudly debut. Sanjinqiao Tourbillon Watch and Minute Repeater Timepiece will also make a stunning debut at the same time.
After that, GP Girard-Perregaux’s new generation of young watchmakers will move the workshop to Hang Lung Plaza, allowing guests to understand the delicate structure of the movement and provide a one-to-one watchmaking experience. At the same time, GP Girard-Perregaux young watchmakers will also bring their watchmaking tables to the Bund for shooting, which will complement the traditional Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship with Shanghai’s deep cultural heritage and make the brand philosophy richer and more dynamic.
The GP Girard-Perregaux young watchmakers world tour exhibition will continue to visit China to reproduce the essence of GP Girard-Perregaux watches to the public in Hangzhou and Kunming.