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Famous watchmakers

Constant Girard

1825 - 1903

Constant Girard

Swiss watchmaker.

Key dates

1856

With his wife, Marie Perregaux, founded Girard-Perregaux, a pioneer in exporting the Swiss watch to the United States.

1867

Presentation of a Tourbillon watch awarded at the World's Fair in Paris.

1880

First major contract for 2,000 wristwatches, ordered by Emperor Wilhelm I for German naval officers.

1889

The Tourbillon with three gold bridges, now an iconic model, was awarded a gold medal at the World's Fair in Paris.