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CHARLES GIRARDIER, "1809" TRIBUTE TO JACKSON POLLOCK "FUSION ENAMEL GRAND FEU "ONLY WATCH - 41MM
CHARLES GIRARDIER, "1809" TRIBUTE TO JACKSON POLLOCK "FUSION ENAMEL GRAND FEU "ONLY WATCH - 41MM
CHARLES GIRARDIER, "1809" TRIBUTE TO JACKSON POLLOCK "FUSION ENAMEL GRAND FEU "ONLY WATCH - 41MM
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CHARLES GIRARDIER, "1809" TRIBUTE TO JACKSON POLLOCK "FUSION ENAMEL GRAND FEU "ONLY WATCH - 41MM

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CHARLES GIRARDIER, "1809" TRIBUTE TO JACKSON POLLOCK "FUSION ENAMEL GRAND FEU "ONLY WATCH - 41MM
Model name: “1809” - Tribute to Jackson Pollock – “Fusion Enamel Grand Feu” - Only Watch – 41 mm - CG.OR5.01.BOW
Case: 41mm Rose Gold case engraved with "Pièce Unique" and "Only Watch 2021
Dial: Grand Feu enamel magnified with "Fusion Enameling"
Calibre: CG 1809/6
Bracelet: Traditionally woven ribbon
Dimensions: Diameter 41 mm / Thickness 12.20 mm
Specificities: For this “Only Watch” unique piece, we chose to create a singular dial with a very rare technique by hand called "Fusion enameling", a « high fire enamel » craftsmanship, and a “tribute” to the famous artist Jackson Pollock legacy.
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The « 1809 Tribute to Jackson Pollock - Only Watch » in 41 mm: A double mechanical ballet with a flying tourbillon and the patented "Mysterious Signature" at 12 O’Clock featuring the Charles Girardier Monogram with an interlaced C and G pivoting when you read the time. With a handcrafted dial inspired by the Art of Jackson Pollock! From Fine watchmaking to Art Craftmanship to Art: The best of many worlds. By the Prize Winner of the « Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève » GPHG 2020 37 mm complication.

Inspired by Charles Girardier's legacy of playful mechanical complications, the « 1809 » Tribute to Jackson Pollock, features a double complication: Flying Tourbillon, Mysterious Signature, Peripheral Rotor, Fusion Enameling, in rose gold, This mechanical double ballet is enhanced by an impactful dial made of "Fusion Enameling", a unique craftsmanship literally merging into pure contemporary Art. Almost 6 days only to create one unique dial…

At 6 o'clock, a one-minute flying tourbillon enhanced by a set tourbillon cage.
At 12 o'clock, the playful, poetic and animated "Mysterious Signature" featuring the Charles Girardier Monogram with an interlaced C and G moving each time you read the time. The energy required for this ballet is provided by an oscillating weight dedicated to this complication and hidden under the dial.

Our exclusive automatic movement captures the energy with a unique peripheral rotor extremely silent thanks to an exceptional “single ball bearing”. The movements of life and creativity encapsulated in a unique zero-gravity timekeeper…Last but not least, Charles Girardier offers to the highest bidder the personalization of the “Mysterious Signature” with his own Initials or lucky number!

EXPERIENCE
You will be offered the personalization of the “Mysterious Signature” with your own Initials or your lucky Number. Moreover, you will be invited to visit our Charles Girardier Geneva watchmaking atelier and our partner's dial manufactory where you'll be able to meet the artisans performing their incredible “Enamel Grand Feu Fusion” art.

HISORY OF THE BRAND
Just Imagine! You are in 1780, in Geneva… Charles Girardier is 21 years old and starts his own pocket watch workshop, the beginning of a very unusual watchmaking course. In 1809, Charles Girardier becomes Master Watchmaker.

Now we jump into time. 239 years later to be precise. You are in 2019. Patrick A. Ulm, a Swiss entrepreneur, discovers in the Agatha Christie’s Museum in London, a pocket watch signed “Girardier the Elder”, which inspired the famous character of Hercule Poirot.

This is the first spark in Patrick’s mind. Then, Patrick avidly connects the dots, visits other Museums in Paris and Geneva with superb “Girardier the Elder” pocket watches, incredible handcrafted dials, some of them with animations. Patrick buys back other Charles Girardier’s pocket watches (still ticking!) from private collectors.

The sparkle becomes an inner fire. And a crazy idea too: Give birth again in 2019 to Charles Girardier 1780 and to his inner spirit, yet as a creative actor of contemporary watchmaking.

One foot in the 18th century with an immense talent: the art of Geneva enameling with hand-painted miniatures on the dials.
Another foot in the 21st century, with contemporary Fine Watchmaking, Grand feu Enamelling with delicately pinched paillons and Mechanical Art.

As the CEO of the brand formulates it: “I wanted to revive a sleeping beauty that had fallen asleep in the beginning of the 19th century. The next chapters of the House Charles Girardier will be guided by the same incarnated passion, values and DNA that the Master Watchmaker Charles Girardier instilled two centuries ago.”

And already in November 2020. Great surprise! For its very first participation, Charles Girardier wins the Geneva Watchmaking “Oscar”: The Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix! GPHG 2020 for its 37 mm complication, in front of Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Piaget, Louis Vuitton and Jacob & Co.

The “1809” Charles Girardier Tribute to Jackson Pollock”- Only Watch 41 mm is the perfect opportunity for Charles Girardier 1780 to demonstrate our strong and deep belief that in life, it is also important to help others and give. And this strong value is truly part of our DNA.

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