Girard-Perregaux chose Dubai Watch Week to unveil what are likely to be the last novelties to launch in 2021, its 230th anniversary year.
The Kering-owned brand is highlighting its in-house engraving and enameling skills in a set of four new watches, La Esmeralda Tourbillon, “A Secret”, the Cat’s Eye, and two new Laureatos.
La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition is a re-interpretation of the maison’s 1889 ‘La Esmeralda’ pocket watch, seen most strikingly in its three gold bridges and the hunter watch style engraving of its case.
La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition
“La Esmeralda is unquestionably our most famous watch and as the current custodian of our Maison, I am always mindful that we should treat such a legend with due reverence,” says Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux.
“La Esmeralda “A Secret” Eternity Edition is without doubt the most ambitious creation we have released to date. It draws upon our vast knowledge of Haute Horlogerie, in particular tourbillons, embraces several types of artistic crafts and, at the same time, honours the history of La Esmeralda, a watch that continues to exhibit lasting appeal,” he adds.
The watch is being made in seven colorways, each of them a limited edition of 18 pieces.
Laureato Eternity Edition
GP’s elegant sports watch family, the Laureato, has continued to evolve and there are now two new expressions of a 42mm Eternity Edition, which are immediately recognizable for the usual Clous de Paris dials with bright blue or green grand feu enamel dials.
Only 188 of each color are being made. They were unveiled at Dubai Watch Week and that event’s organizer, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, will be the only retailer in the world to have the watches on sale in December. They go into broader distribution in the new year.
Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye
Another exclusive for Seddiqi in December is a new Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye, named the Eternity Edition.
Eternity refers to its deep blue grand feu enamel dial, which GP says will never fade or crack.
It is limited to 88 pieces with distribution beginning in the new year after the Seddiqi exclusive.