As watch lovers and in particular of mechanical watches, one can surely have no love for quartz watches. Quartz nearly annihilated the Swiss watch industry in the 80s. However, Qaurtz is part of horological history and cannot be ignored. And Girard-Perregaux played a pioneering role in the development of the Quartz wrist watch in the 1970s. So in our upcoming background/report within the next few weeks I will go a bit deeper into the history of Quartz and the role GP played. Stay tuned.