Alas, summer doesn’t last long, but its colours are eternal. You just need to wear one of the five limited edition Laureato Summer Edition watches to feel like you are on holiday all the year round.
More and more women are attracted by the gentle silhouette of the Laureato by Girard-Perregaux. Thanks to the classical spirt and “neutral” silver tone of the case, it can be made in an almost endless number of versions, especially because of the colours to be seen on the dial. And what could be sexier than to wear a dynamic and festive colour filled with light on your nicely tanned wrist, caressed by summer sunshine. Although the season only lasts for three months, this watch is as timeless as time itself.
The colour range in this Laureato Summer Edition mini-collection takes up most of the hues of the rainbow, including yellow, violet, blue, turquoise and pink, with each available in 75 pieces. They all have Italian names that sound like delicate poems: “Giallo Luce” (yellow light), “Viola Armonia” (violet harmony), “Blu Infinito” (infinite blue), “Turchese Purezza” (turquoise purity) and “Rosa Prezioso” (precious pink). The last two colours are featured on a watch with a slightly smaller diameter (34mm) and driven by a quartz movement, the calibre GP13100-0008, while the three others are 38mm wide and powered by the automatic calibre GP03300-0147, which provides a power reserve of 46 hours.
The watch cases are made of steel and include an octagonal bezel crowned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds (with a total of a little under one carat), with the largest ones set on the “tips” of this geometrical figure. The metal settings with solid lugs harmoniously embrace the straps, whether they are made of rubber in colours matching the dial or with steel links, for greater comfort on the wrist.
Each dial, with its dynamic colours, is dressed in a “Clou de Paris” pattern and equipped with central silvered, stick-shaped hands – three for the automatic version (hours, minutes, seconds) and two for the quartz model (hours, minutes). And for the ultimate touch of elegance? While the date on most watches is displayed against a black or white background, Girard-Perregaux has opted to match the dial colour with the date window so as to harmonise the effect and prolong the impact of the colour down to the smallest details.
Price: 9,300 CHF (34mm quartz on rubber) – 10,100 CHF (34mm quartz on steel) – 14,400 CHF (38mm automatic on rubber) – 15,200 CHF (38mm automatic on steel)
By Sharmila Bertin