By Hallie Engel
Young Masters from Girard-Perregaux recently visited Japan to celebrate the launch of the Constant Escapement L.M, an innovative chronometry mechanism, and conduct a children’s workshop in the Tohoku Region, which was devastated by the 2011 Tsunami.
For over two centuries, Girard-Perregaux has cultivated fresh, forward-thinking watchmaking minds, and its Young Masters follow in the tradition of the Swiss Haute Horlogerie Manufacture, nurturing the creativity that has been the brand’s hallmark since its foundation.
During the tour of Japan, the Young Masters visited Watari town, in the Miyagi Prefecture, which was struck by the tsunami of March 11, 2011. To show its support, Girard-Perregaux hosted a workshop in collaboration with local craft group WATALIS, allowing children to get a glimpse of the craftsmanship behind the brand. The workshop also enhanced the brand’s Tohoku Manufacture Aid Project, launched in February 2013 to support the reconstruction of the northern coastal region.
In 1861, Girard-Perregaux was the first Swiss watch brand to establish itself in Yokohama. Before arrving in Japan, this most recent tour visited, New York, Paris, Beijing, Miami, Le glacier d’Aletsch in the Alps, Sydney, and Shanghai.