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Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic

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1968 Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic.

The Gyromatic was was a fairly good selling watch and produced from 1950 to 1962.

In the year 1852 Constantin Othenin Gerard founds the company Girard & Cie. Two years later he marries Marie Perregaux, and from the fusion of their names and through collaboration with Henri Perregaux.
In 1920 years the company specializes in wristwatches. In 1930 for the first time more wristwatches than pocket watches are sold. 1940 the brand Girard-Perregaux is very successful both in Europe and America, especially with the waterproof model Sea Hawk. 1957 the self-winding movement with Gyromatic is presented to the public. Since 1989 also mechanical watch movements are produced again. Since Girard-Perregaux still builds its own movements into the watches, the company can count with full rights to the handful of reputable manufactures that exist today. 1992 the Italian entrepreneur, architect and former racing driver Luigi Macaluso takes over the management of the company.

submited by J. Grubenhoff.