Is it a coincidence?

I noticed that a lot of the loungers like Girard Perrgaux. Is it a coincidence that

Francois Constantin, before joining Vacheron in 1819, was working for J.F. Bautte a company 

founded in 1791, that would eventually become Girard Perrgaux?


11/27/2007 - 17:20
that's quite an information! If Girard Perregaux is popular amongst
11/27/2007 - 17:32

Loungers its because VC fans seem to buy timepieces not a brand and GP really gives you a bang for your buck (even though I'm not a big fan I have to admit that complications are interesting and prices "fair")

Yes because
11/27/2007 - 17:46

Gp and Bautte has as much relations as Breguet and Swatch !

It's only marketing factor!

I love the GP's, their Three Golden Bridges,

and later Macalusos watches.

But the true story honestly, is that it was started 1852,

by two brother's as Girard & Company!

Two years one of the guys married a woman, who's name was Perregaux.

Voilà, Girard-Perregaux!

In those times it was often like that,

you added your wifes familyname.

1906 (!) the oldest son bought the quite dead firm Bautte,

founded once1772,

but which gone through lot's of owners!

and was not even in the Bautte family,

and had NO connection to GP !

But playing with history as GP has done,

is sorrowly quite usual today among watchmakers...

Everything is possible !!

They are not playing in the same league as Vacheron&Constantin,

who constantly has produced watches since 1755,

without buying other names.

But saying GP was founded 1772, is to me untrue.

Still I like the some GP's as you perhaps noticed,

but it was started 1852 and not 1772,

which good enough



Cheers Doc!
11/27/2007 - 21:42
Not a day goes by that I do not learn something new on the Lounge. This is quite interesting!
Doc you are a treasure of knowledge.
11/28/2007 - 08:23

Thank you

Guys !
11/28/2007 - 18:06

Thanks for yoour two kind words

I'm trying to get in The Book as nice as possible!

y Bluffs

And I  who LOVES GP's have told you this.

Only read

GP coffetable book from

From 2004

ISBN : 2-0803-0465-8

There it's all in print...........

Still love them