In 1880 Constant Girard-Perregaux introduced chronographs with a flyback hand and a jumping seconds hand that in their day were among the most accurate mechanisms for measuring short time in existence.
The Manufacture launched its first “Doctor’s Watch” collection in the 1930s. This type of watch was worn by physicians so that they could take their patients’ pulses. The chronograph hand is linked to a pulsimetric scale which can indicate the heart rate on the dial after only thirty beats of the pulse.
The Girard-Perregaux Limited Edition for Dubail is a re-edition of a model with a pulsimetric scale dating back to the 1960s. It is a refined example of traditional watchmaking, integrating this function in the form of graduations for thirty pulse-beats indicated on the outer limit of the dial. The sweep seconds hand, resplendent in red, the characteristic signature color of Dubail limited editions, marks the rhythm of the seconds at the heart of the dial. The leaf-shaped hour and minute hands point to Arabic numerals. In order to perfect this watch’s timeless design, Girard-Perregaux has chosen a traditional chronograph with a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock and a small seconds counter at 3 o’clock. Crafted in a spirit of subtle refinement, the dial also offers perfect legibility of the time indications.
This Dubail Limited Edition of the Girard-Perregaux “Doctor’s Watch” consists of just ten pieces in pink gold and ten in white gold, and will be sold exclusively at the Dubail boutique on the Place Vendôme in Paris.
Created by the shared passion of an entire family, since the opening of its first boutique in 1969, Dubail has become synonymous with prestige, refinement and success in the world of Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie. Today it has five establishments at prestigious addresses in the heart of Paris. The Dubail team, united by a common enthusiasm and the same passion for excellence, offers its customers the very highest level of service, proposing exceptional items in the family atmosphere which is its very essence.
Girard-Perregaux is a Swiss high-end watch manufacturer whose origins date back to 1791. The history of the brand is marked by legendary watches that combine sharp design with innovative technology such as the renowned Tourbillon With Three Gold Bridges presented by Constant Girard-Perregaux in 1889 at the Paris Universal exhibition, where he was awarded a gold medal. Devoted to the creation of state-of-the-art Haute Horlogerie, Girard-Perregaux is one of the very few watchmakers to unite all the skills of design and manufacture under the same roof, including the forging of the “heart” of the watch: its movement. With over 80 registered patents, Girard-Perregaux is fully committed to research and development, constantly combining its unique heritage with modern watchmaking techniques. Girard-Perregaux is majority-owned by PPR.