Honor To François Perregaux Girard Perregaux To Hold An Exclusive Exhibition In Yokohama, Japan

From December 19th to 24th, 2015, Girard Perregaux held an exclusive exhibition in Yokohama, Japan to pay tribute to François Perregaux, the pioneer of Swiss watchmaking. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was hosted by Mr. Antonio Calce, CEO of Suofeng Group, and many VIP guests attended the event.
   The exhibition aims to pay tribute to the protagonists of Swiss watchmaking making their first footsteps in Japanese land. On the eve of the 225th anniversary of the brand’s founding, Girard Perregaux held an exclusive exhibition highlighting its rich heritage and long-standing tradition. In 2016, the Girard-Perregaux Museum will officially open in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. This exhibition is the first achievement of the Museum of the Future.
   Girard Perregaux CEO Antonio Calce said at the opening ceremony of the show: ‘In his life, François Perregaux has never escaped the challenge, while keeping the tradition, he has been pursuing a new future. We will inherit the philosophy of François Perregaux move on.’
The footsteps of extraordinary people
   Girard Perregaux and La Chaux-de-Fonds International Clock Museum and Neuchatel Museum of Ethnography display many 19th-century historical artifacts related to François Perregaux: Girard Perregaux’s nautical astronomical clocks, Japanese clocks, and species specially designed for Japan Numerous crafts, including the first Japanese atlas published in the West in 1870, including François Perregaux. Girard Perregaux has a deep relationship with Japan for a century and a half, and many exhibits are making their debut in Yokohama. According to François Perregaux, Yokohama is a truly charming city where he has historically settled.
Girard Perregaux Historical Timepieces
   A selection of antique timepieces from the Girard Perregaux Museum is on display at the exhibition, telling visitors the long history of the brand since its founding in 1791.
Treaty signed before Switzerland and Japan
   In February 1864, the Swiss ambassador and the representative of the Japanese government signed a friendly commerce treaty. This bilateral agreement is the basis of a special connection between Switzerland and Japan, and for the first time in the agreement, officially allows Switzerland to export timepiece products to Japan. In fact, even before the agreement was signed, a watchmaker from Switzerland, François Perregaux, had been operating on the Japanese archipelago for many years.
Francois-Perregaux, the first Swiss watchmaker based in Japan
   In 1834, Francois-Perregaux was born in the family of watchmakers in Le Roque. In 1853, he traveled to New York to look after the family business H. Perregaux & Co. In 1859, Francois-Perregaux returned to his hometown. In the same year, he went to Asia as an agent of the Swiss Watch Association to establish an export office. In 1860 Francois-Perregaux came to Yokohama, becoming the first Swiss watchmaker to establish itself in Japan. In 1865, Francois-Perregaux founded the F. Perregaux & Co company in Yokohama, and since his death in 1877, he has been the official agent of Girard-Perregaux in Japan.
Exhibition Information: Open to the public, free admission
Date: December 19-24, 2015
Venue: Yokohama Creative City Center
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 19:00 pm

Hermes Designed And Launched Arceau Chevaux Cocotte Enamel Watch

At Hermes, time passes gracefully between the gold fingers of the craftsman. Their rare and exquisite craftsmanship continues to try and perfect themselves for the birth of special models. The ArceauChevaux Cocotte watch is no exception. This big fire enamel watch specially presented to celebrate the opening of the Hermes House in Shanghai in September 2014 is like a puppet show with an origami horse and enamel filling. This watch is limited to eight pieces.

   This dial based on the geometric theme is represented by a group of ponies origami patterns with a rich gradient of red filled enamel. The red color of the Hermès brand logo is sublimated by the intricate and detailed ancient big fire enamel process. With his patience and meticulous use of enamel techniques, the artist displayed this deep and rich red with brand characteristics on the dial, perfectly presenting the brand spirit full of fantasy and poetry and fun.
   This special enamel craft watch is equipped with a Hermes-made H1837 self-winding mechanical movement, giving the watch a precise rhythm and reveling in the love of ingenious machinery and fine aesthetics. The last detail of this watch is the rose-cut ruby ​​set on the crown and the matte Hermès red alligator leather strap sewn on the classic saddle stitching.