As part of its celebration of its 220th anniversary, Girard-Perregaux has been conducting a worldwide travelling exhibition featuring timepieces from its museum collection, rare contemporary watches, and allowing the public to meet with some of the Manufacture’s master watchmakers and craftsmen, who have been demonstrating their crafts.

Called “A tale of inspiration – Unveiling 220 years of watchmaking Art”, amongst the rare timepieces, documents and watchmaking tools presented has been one of the brand’s most important pieces, the “Esmeralda” pocketwatch.

A masterpiece by Constant Girard-Perregaux, it is the most famous edition of the Tourbillon with three gold Bridges, and was awarded a gold medal at the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris.

This travelling exhibition’s next stops will be:

Singapore – Art and Science Museum – from 16th to 18th September 2011
Shanghai – Sinan Mansions – from 20th to 23rd October 2011
New York – Boutique Girard-Perregaux on Madison – from 18th to 26th November 2011

In addition, timepieces from the Girard-Perregaux Museum from of the contemporary collections will be presented in the latter part of 2011 at the following locations:

Paris – Printemps Haussmann, from 25th August to 8th October 2011
Mexico – Salón Internacional Alta Relojería, from 4th to 6th October 2011
Moscow – Kremlin Museum, from 21st October to 10th November 2011
London – SalonQP, from 11th to 12th November 2011
Paris – Salon Belles Montres, from 25th to 27th November 2011