On its release in 1976, the original Girard-Perregaux Casquette watch rethought traditional aesthetics with a futuristic LED display that offered an avant-garde antidote to the prevalent analogue dial. Only 8,200 examples were made over a two-year production period, making it popular with watch collectors, who later gave it its Casquette nickname.
Girard-Perregaux has now formalised the moniker and reintroduced the cult timekeeper in a stronger, more functional iteration – Girard-Perregaux Casquette 2.0, which we first hailed on its 2022 release and have now awarded the title Best Time Traveller in the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023. Crafted from ceramic and titanium, its light, scratch-resistant form contains a quartz movement imbued with new features, including a secret element that lets the wearer choose a significant or sentimental date that can then be displayed at a specific time each day.
The winners of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023 are revealed in the February 2023 issue, available in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple News +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* today
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Hannah Silver is the Art, Culture, Watches & Jewellery Editor of Wallpaper*. Since joining in 2019, she has overseen offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, and written extensively across the worlds of culture and luxury. She enjoys meeting artists and designers, viewing exhibitions and conducting interviews on her frequent travels.
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