Girard-Perregaux’s Casquette watch named Best Time Traveller: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023

The Girard-Perregaux Casquette watch is a reinterpretation of the original 1976 edition

black Girard-Perregaux Casquette watch, best watch in Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023
Casquette 2.0 watch, £3,600, by Girard-Perregaux, Best Time Traveller in the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023
(Image credit: George Harvey)

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. (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.