Girard-Perregaux Traveller

Jean-François Bautte had a determined approach to life. In 1791 he signed his first watches, aged 19. The origins of Girard-Perregaux are associated with this date. A talented watchmaker, Jean-François Bautte found renown for his extra-thin watch models, and set up a manufacturing company in Geneva with the then innovative feature of housing under its roof all the watchmaking trades of the time. With infinite simplicity, he received the most prestigious visitors, including the future Queen Victoria. An astute industrialist and businessman with a brilliant character, he traded with all the European courts, which made him one of the most famous watchmakers of the period.