Girard-Perregaux Achieves £15k for Charity

Girard-Perregaux Achieves £15k for Charity

Sold to Benefit the AMAR Foundation

Benefitting the AMAR Foundation, this rare example of a Girard-Perregaux 18ct rose gold Classic Bridges model achieved a fantastic £15k for the charity in our 1st July 2021 auction of Select Jewellery & Watches.

The Classic Bridges model which sold in our July auction was a fine example from the Girard-Perregaux Bridges Collection. Our Summer 2021 auction proved extremely popular with both online and phone bidders. Offered to benefit the AMAR Foundation, this excellent example went on to achieve a hammer price of £15,000 for the charity.

An AMAR spokesperson has said the £15,000 rasied ‘will be put to good use and will end up funding around 8000 medical consultations in Iraq.’

The AMAR Foundation is an award-winning charity that builds and improves the lives and livelihoods of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.



Classic Bridges model, 18ct rose gold case | Hammer Price £15,000


One of the oldest fine watchmaking manufactures still in operation in Switzerland today, Girard-Perregaux's origins date back to 1791. Girard-Perregaux is known for their technical mastery and iconic design that deftly balancing functionality and aesthetics. Transforming bridges in the 1860s, Girard-Perregaux's Tourbillon ‘With Three Gold Bridges’ took a technical element and revolutionised its use. Turning a functional part of machinery into an integral, visible design component.
"We are delighted to have been able to help realise this result for the AMAR Foundation. This proved to be one of the leading lots in what proved to be a very exciting sale," says Head of Watches Department, Sarah Fergusson.
 "Competition was very strong throughout the sale, especially from online bidders with interest from the USA, UK and Europe."
The AMAR Foundation delivers frontline emergency services to refugees, internally displaced people and other underserved populations suffering from the often devastating effects of human-made and natural humanitarian disasters. They deliver public and primary healthcare services to underserved populations throughout the Middle East, building on existing capacity to instil lasting and sustainable improvements to public health. The charity also delivers a range of education projects to benefit both adults and children which are designed to generate lasting improvements in the ability of both individuals and communities to prosper and grow.


Auction Information



Thursday, 1st July 2021 | Live Online


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