Maître Horloger since 1809
While upholding the tradition of a long fine watchmaking of more than 200 years, charles-girardier.com designs and supplies his customers with authentic and innovative mechanical timepieces collections.
Since 1800, the museum of Art and History in the city of Geneva holds some of Charles Girardier masterpieces. Very rare antique pocket watches signed „Girardier l’ainé“ are still in vogue today in auction among fine watchmaking Connoisseurs. In 1810 he was awarded a prize for fine watchmaking by the société des arts de Genève. „This renowned craftsman is part of the elite watchmakers“ as mentioned in Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World by G.H. Baillie.
Charles Girardier VMF 5430
This 100% Swiss Made timepiece collection is embellished with fine hand-finished ornaments, such as Geneva stripes (côtes de Genève) and enhanced with the queen of all horological complication:
An extra thin Flying Tourbillon seed VMF 5430 The tourbillon complication (invention) is an essential part of haute horlogerie. As its cultural heritage it is the very proof of the exceptional Savoir-faire of the maître horloger. The endless beauty and nobility of a model with tourbillon is a Must for all lovers of Swiss Haute Horlogerie.
On the left of this Limited Edition, the extra thin Flying Tourbillon beats beautifully and weightlessly revolving in a titanium cage. Assembling the 160 components (22 jewels) of this timepiece require extreme skill from the fine watchmaker and cannot be performed by even today’s most sophisticated robotics.
This exceptional creation is the result of close cooperation between charles-girardier.com and Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier haute horlogerie. Innovative testing has been performed on each watch by a high tech Chronometry Vaucher Cell to ensure it runs perfectly and smoothly for a very long time.