National Geographic : 1947 Nov
The brilliant career of Sir Joshua SReynolds was drawing to a close S in 1791, when on the Continent, another artist, Bautte, completed his first masterpiece-a watch of remarkable accuracy and beauty. This great craftsman, who founded the house of Girard-Perregaux, set up the standard of excellence that was to become its living tradition. Since then, five generations of craftsmen ... inspired by their rich heritage of achievement .. , have dedicated superlative skills to the science of fine watchmaking. In their enduring beauty and precision, the time pieces created today by Girard-Perregaux perpetuate the qualities for which this name is renowned through out the world.