On January 31, 2013, Girard-Perregaux, the Swiss high-end watch brand, pioneered the watchmaking industry. Last year, it published the special album ‘The New Face of Tradition’, introducing many young watchmakers in the watch factory. The craftsmanship of watchmakers and their tastes in life have won unanimous praise; this year, young watchmakers will continue their world tour and show their excellent craftsmanship from a new perspective.
François-Henri Pinault, Chief Executive Officer of PPR Group, said at the Young Watchmaker’s Tour Workshop in Paris last September: ‘GP Girard-Perregaux has adhered to tradition and respected the spirit of advancing with the times since its establishment in 1791; Parker has written many glorious chapters in the history of Swiss watchmaking industry. Each masterpiece of timepieces embodies the passion and hard work of watchmakers. R & D capabilities and creativity ‘
Girard Perregaux has also produced a website log of www.TheNewFaceofTradition.com, which is closely related to the daily life and interests of many young watchmakers such as Jerome, Anne, Julien, Grégory, François, Lise and Paul-Henry: which one Passionate about handball? Who loves playing video games? Who loves playing cards? Where will the next workshop be? All these will be announced on the website.
Last year, Girard-Perregaux held its first workshop in New York, and then moved to Beijing, Paris, and Miami for renewal. Each stop received warm response from watch lovers and the public.
The young watchmakers will continue to show their watchmaking skills throughout the world: In 2013, they will use the most magnificent Aletsch Glacier in the Swiss Alps as their first stop on the watchmaking stage, and perform in the wonders of nature. You can imagine what a wonderful experience to inlay the Sanjinqiao Tourbillon in the snow-covered glacier!
As the world goes from north to west, the journey of young watchmakers continues to set a precedent …