FROM DARKNESS COMES LIGHT
Black is a symbol of elegance, providing a palette of tones that can only be seen with the help of subtle lighting. The new Laureato illustrates this perfectly.
In 2017, Girard-Perregaux gave a new lease of life to the Laureato. This 1970s icon has been released in countless versions over the last 40 years with a whole host of diameters, materials and colours. For this new edition, the timepiece has kept with the spirit of the original design, the famous octagonal bezel, and has been given a very contemporary material, ceramics. To bring reliefs and textures into play, the brand has provided an open structure, with a totally skeletonised calibre. The light brings out the shapes and the satin and polished finishes in the 42mm-wide case. It also illuminates the beautifully rounded components in the self-winding movement coated with black PVD. This exceptional mechanism is crowned with a double-faced, anti-reflection crystal glass, providing excellent visibility. The design reinforces the chic/sports character of the Laureato, which can be worn both with a casual outfit and with a made-to-measure suit.
The calibre GP01800-006 provides the watch with 54 hours of autonomy. It drives the hour and minute hands, coated in luminous material, as well as the discreet small seconds at 10 o’clock. Through the sapphire caseback, the rotor carved out of a block of pink gold can be seen, with a openwork design, like the rest of the movement.
With its ceramic case and strap, the Laureato Skeleton Ceramic gains in user-friendliness and lightness. Its lucky owner will also enjoy the fact that it is practically scratch-free and has allergenic properties.
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By Dan Diaconu