Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Frédérique Constant and Girard-Perregaux Watches@ TimeCrafters Watch Show

 Park Avenue Armory, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

The second annual TimeCrafters show included an exceptional selection of new and iconic timepieces and exhibits that we only wis we had more time to check out during the press preview.

We did have a few moments to spend at the stately Girard-Perregaux exhibit --- (that reminded us of the watch brand's plush Madison Avenue boutique where we had the pleasure of spending Fashion Night Out-with Olympic star  Alex Morgan)...

Michele Sofisti-CEO of Sowind Group-poses prior to remarks on Dominique Loiseau- "maestro watchmaker" and Girard-Perrigaux

"Manifesto of Time---highlights Girard-Perrigaux's commitment to innovation in collaboration with esteemed watchmaker, Dominique Loiseau

a very skilled watch master of Girard-Perrigaux--- a Swiss company with 210 years of watch making history-features the next generation 
Very handsome-the Girard-Perrigaux Vintage 1945 Watches- art deco inspired...understated---pictured here -a new model featuring the date and moon phase ...

reverse side-Giraud-Perrigaux-Vintage 1945

Frederique Constant-a Swiss watch brand -acclaimed for its  in-house movements/components /craftsmanship at accessible "luxury" prices---introduced the new, limited edition Slim Line Automatic Collection for men...classic retro styling...with a see through back case of see-through sapphire crystal- which to better admire the finely decorated caliber.

Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture-slim stainless steel case-incredible accuracy-movement unique-silicium escapement wheel and lever

less than a centimeter thick---slightly curved case-sophisticated 50s-style appearance-both models feature 60-second tourbillon-seconds hand an integral part of the rotating tourbillon cage


Alligator leather strap with folding buckle...for a streamline fit.

18k solid-rose gold bezel....