Love Rare Watches? Visit The ‘Shaping The Know Since 1791’ Exhibition This Weekend
In celebration of Swiss watch manufacture Girard-Perregaux's 230 years anniversary, the Malmaison by The Hour Glass boutique will be holding the Shaping The Know Since 1791 exhibition. With the weekend rolling up, why not take a trip down to watch history coming alive?
Renowned for its skilful blend of aesthetics and functionality, it will be an educational day of discovery as you discover the marque's history and exceptional creations. And with many of these rare pieces usually only found in its museum in La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland, it is a unique opportunity to get a closer look at them.
A notable timepiece not to be missed in this exhibition will be the Three Gold Bridges chronometer. In its revolutionary choice to transform the watch's bridge to become an integral part of its aesthetics aside from simply being a technical element to the timepiece, Girard-Perregaux made the invisible—visible. This was an achievement for the Swiss watchmaker and brand co-founder Constant Girard in 1867 as it was the first of its kind.
In addition to the aforementioned historic museum pieces, the exhibition will also feature exceptional pieces like the poetic ode to our planet, the Planetarium Tri-Axial Tourbillon and the avant-garde Quasar Light.
Taking place from now to August 1, 2021, at Malmaison by The Hour Glass, this exhibition will not only showcase the authentic designs and heritage of the Swiss watch manufacture but also its journey over the past centuries as it retains tradition while incorporating new technologies for fresh takes on its iconic designs.