Company name:  A. Lange & Sohne

Website: girard-perregaux.com

Year founded: 1791

Headquarters: Switzerland

Parent: Kering

In 1791, watchmaker and goldsmith Jean-François Bautte signed his first watches. He created a manufacturing company in Geneva grouping, for the first time ever, all the watch making facets of that time, which meant starting from the engineering of the watch all the way to the final hand assembly and hand polishing of each watch. In 1852, the watchmaker Constant Girard founded the Girard & Cie Firm in La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1906, Constant Girard-Gallet, who took over control of the Manufacture from his father, took over the Bautte House and merged it with Girard-Perregaux & Cie. In 2011, Sowind Group, the holding incorporating Girard-Perregaux, became a subsidiary of Kering.

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