Charles Giradier signed his watches Girardier L'Aine (the elder). He was a master watchmaker who practiced his watchmaking art in Geneva between the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. His product signature was linked to the art of Geneva enamelling with hand painted miniatures on the dials.
He was also a watchmaker who loved the mechanical art for the staging of sketches, with automatons, notably Jaquemarts (an automaton of art representing a character sculpted in wood or metal, which indicates the hours by striking a bell with a hammer).
When Patrick Ulm discovers the history of the Geneva watchmaker Charles Girardier, he does not yet suspect that this spiritual meeting will allow him to write a new chapter of the deceased House. With passion is born a vision of a contemporary watch brand linked to a history.
Patrick Ulm decided to create timepieces inspired by the history of an 18th century Geneva watchmaker whose values were playful mechanical animation and the sublimation of it by crafts such as large enamel.
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