Girard Perregaux

SwissTec is the official UK Service Centre for Girard Perregaux Watches. Our factory trained watchmakers can undertake work on both current and vintage models. We provide a comprehensive range of repair options, from a simple battery service to a complete service on a mechanical world timer chronograph.

All watches which are serviced are returned with a twelve month warranty.

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Quality Swiss
watch repair
since 1993

We also provide case and bracelet refinishing to Girard-Perregaux specification by our Swiss trained polishers in our dedicated polishing department. It is recommended by Girard-Perregaux that their quartz watches receive a battery service every 2 years and all watches receive a complete service every 3 to 5 years.

However, if the watch is suitable for swimming and diving and is used in water, they also recommend the water resistance of the watch is tested on an annual basis.

A brief history of Girard Perregaux.
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The main servicing procedure

  • A Complete Service involves the watchmaker checking the watch’s functions, diagnosing the cause of any faults.
  • The complete dismantling of the movement with the correction of any faults and replacement of any damaged / worn parts.
  • All parts are then cleaned in a series of ultrasonic chemical baths which removes all the old oil, grease and dirt.
  • While the movement is being cleaned the case will be completely broken down (case back, bezel, crystal,pushers etc. removed) and, having removed all the seals and gaskets, refinished and cleaned in large ultrasonic tanks.
  • Once the case is clean it is reassembled with new seals and gaskets, which are lubricated as required with special greases. The case is now ready to receive the cleaned movement.
  • The cleaned movement and pristine components are systematically reassembled and lubricated using up to 8 different fine synthetic oils and greases, before having the dial and hands refitted.
  • The watchmaker will now reset the clean movement with the dial and hands mounted into the watch case ensuring there are no hairs or dust in the case and recheck the watch regulation on the timing machine.
  • Once the case is closed the watch is then tested for water resistance and the final aesthetic, timekeeping and power reserve checks are made to ensure the watch is performing correctly.

Battery service

  • The watch is opened and electronic components checked using specific testing equipment.
  • Replacement of the battery and gaskets as appropriate to the watch model.
  • Tested for water resistance. Final aesthetic and timekeeping checks to ensure the watch is performing correctly.

Warranty

We will rectify any defects arising from any service provided by us provided you report such defects to us as soon as reasonably possible. In respect of a partial repair we provide a 12 month warranty and in respect of a full service, a 12 month warranty. We reserve the right to invalidate the warranty if repairs are performed by persons not authorised by us to take such action. Provision of the warranty will be free of charge. We will decide in our absolute discretion whether provision of the warranty will be in the form of a repair or the replacement of a part of the watch. Evidence of purchase must be provided and any replaced parts pass into our ownership. Limit of warranty. The provision of services under warranty neither extends the terms of the warrant nor sets in motion a new warranty period.

The provisions of this warranty do not extend to defects caused by general wear and tear, accident, negligence or lack of care; or component parts that are expected to require periodic replacement.

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I now have my watch back and can I say what an incredible service you guys offer! From start to finish it was easy and comfortable, pricing was great and the packaging is second to none. Thank you very much, I will be using you again in the future and letting friends know about your service.

Mr Pope

Thank you to the team for the servicing and refurbishing of my fathers' Omega watch. The accuracy is well within original factory tolerance and refurbishment makes it look as good as new. Thank you also for the tour of your workshops when I collected my watch.

Tom Tuling

Thank you for my watch refurbishment. I cannot express how pleased I am with the end result. Please pass on my thanks to the technicians and everyone involved in restoring my watch to it’s former glory. You are a truly expert professional service from start to finish that I would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

Mr Copas

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Brief history of Girard Perregaux

This haute horology watchmaker can trace its roots through the amalgamation of two separate companies. The first is the Bautte house, in 1791, watchmaker goldsmith Jean-François Bautte produced his first watches. He created a manufacturing company in Geneva grouping, for the first time ever, all the watchmaking skills in one company to produce a complete watch.

The second company began in 1852, the watchmaker Constant Girard founded a company called Girard &Cie in La Chaux-de-Fonds. He married Marie Perregaux and in 1856 the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture was born. In 1906, Constant Girard-Gallet son of Constant Girard took over the family business from his father and also took over the Bautte House and merged it with Girard-Perregaux.

Over the years, Girard-Perregaux has helped advance the industry with their high frequency mechanic movements and speciality tourbillons. Highly recognized, their tourbillon with three gold bridges became emblematic for the company, celebrating the model’s redesign multiple times since it was patented in 1884. Today Sowind Group is the owner of Girard-Perregaux, it is a subsidiary of the Kering Group.