Girard-Perregaux Unveils Le Corbusier Trilogy Limited Edition Watches
There are few names within the elite of Swiss “Haute Horlogerie” as rich in history and evocative as Girard-Perregaux. The activities of the Firm go as far back as 1791, giving more than two centuries of heritage that forms the foundation of what Girard-Perregaux is today.
Girard-Perregaux’s Le Corbusier Trilogy pays tribute to the pioneer of modern architecture and design who shares the brand’s hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Three Vintage 1945 watches—each limited to five pieces—are named for La Chaux-de-Fonds, Paris, and Marseille, all significant cities in Le Corbusier’s personal history. The designs draw upon the work and aesthetic principles of the famed architect who was a contemporary of Mies Van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.
Famous for being one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Le Corbusier, was an architect, urbanist, and writer, renowned for his dedication to provide better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. Born as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a small city in Neuchâtel canton in north-western Switzerland, in the Jura Mountains, known for centuries as divine congruence of genius, a watchmaking capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site, he adopted pseudonym Le Corbusier in 1920, reflecting his belief that anyone could reinvent themselves. Now, the genius inherent to La Chaux-de-Fonds has been best exemplified by the high-end Swiss luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux, who shares the hometown with Le Corbusier and in cooperation with Foundation Le Corbusier, unveiled the Le Corbusier Watch Trilogy. Notably, this series of exceptional watches reflects the three places that most embodied the concept of home to Le Corbusier himself; La Chaux-de-Fonds, Paris and Marseille.
Buy Vintage 1945 Le Corbusier — La Chaux-de-Fonds for $53,200
Vintage 1945 Le Corbusier — Marseille for $31,900
Vintage 1945 Le Corbusier — Paris for $21,300