GP Girard-Perregaux worked with the hometown of the Academy of Applied Arts (EAA) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland for ten consecutive years to use the creativity of students in sculpture and help them complete their graduation designs. JacquesRais, head of the sculpting department, directs this artistic activity, including the complete retouching of existing Girard Perregaux timepieces.
This annual graduation design event focuses on the engraving process, and aims to add glory to Girard Perregaux timepieces through the decoration on the dial and movement. For this purpose, GP Girard-Perregaux invited for the first time three students specializing in sculpting to participate in the grooming of cat-eye watches made exclusively for women.
According to the famous ‘Flower Power’ slogan-born in the famous San Francisco ‘Summer of Love’ rally in 1967, flowers became a symbol of peace and anti-war-each student must create a unique appearance decoration for the development of cat-eye watches , Their task is to transform the theme into a feminine design. This creative work is overseen by the Girard-Perregaux product and training team and the La Chaux-de-Font School of Applied Arts sculpture and communications team.
The richness and diversity of the design proves the vitality of the sculpture training courses offered by La Chaux-de-Fonds School of Applied Arts; young people can perfectly interpret the theme in a modern way, and also show their creativity and determination. The project lasted nine months, and the three students demonstrated their mastery of professional knowledge. On June 26th, to celebrate the successful completion of the project and to commemorate important moments in the artistic career of these young graduates, Girard-Perregaux presented each of them a cat’s eye watch as a congratulation. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)