Latest from Girard-Perregaux: the new Laureato Chronograph


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Two years ago Girard-Perregaux reissued one of, if not its most iconic model ever made – the Laureato. Since then we have seen several different Laureato watches including a skeleton version, black/white ceramic models, one featuring a worldtime complication, and a flying tourbillon. Now the brand is expanding the collection by adding a range of chronographs. Available in different sizes, materials and dial colors, the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph is an exceptionally versatile watch, designed for comfortable and natural daily use. Both sporty and elegant, it is capable of fitting every wrist.

With its latest watch, Girard-Perregaux is writing a new chapter in Laureato history, demonstrating once again the strength and relevance of the design of this iconic watch, born in 1975. According to the Swiss brand, the timepiece is designed for the elegant man of today who has a keen taste in culture, fashion and aesthetics. Like all Laureato models, the Laureato Chronograph is distinguished by its polished octagonal bezel fitted on an integrated case, and by its metal bracelet that represents a natural extension of the case. Highly comfortable to wear, the bracelet itself is characterized by wide satin-brushed H-shaped links as well as domed and polished interlink elements. This difference in finishes creates a heightened visual effect, making the watch even more appealing.

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There are three dial options for this watch: dark blue, silver or black

 

The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph comes in two sizes – 38mm and 42mm – with each available in stainless steel or 18k pink gold. For the steel models, the brand used 904L steel, a metal distinguished by its high chromium content. Machining this material is very hard and challenging, but in return it offers remarkable corrosion resistance and exceptional radiance after polishing and satin-brushing. Both stainless steel and pink gold cases feature slightly redesigned exteriors. For the first time, a Laureato watch is equipped with a crown guard, an elegant curve naturally dictated by the pushers themselves. The chronograph push-buttons are octagon-shaped like the bezel. The stainless steel models are water resistant to 100 meters while the red gold versions can withstand depths of up to 50 meters. The 38mm watches feature solid casebacks, while the ones on the bigger models are fitted with a transparent sapphire crystal.

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The stainless steel models are available with both steel bracelets and leather straps

 

There are three dial options for this watch: silver, black or dark blue. Featuring baton-type indices and hands, the dials are all decorated with the “Clou de Paris” hobnail motif, a set of small raised pyramids. In the bigger models, the hour-markers are applied on the minute circle while the 38 mm pieces feature hour markers separate from the minute circle. Each watch has the same dial layout: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters at 9 and 6 respectively, and date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. The three subdials all feature a beautiful snailed finish. powering the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph watches is the caliber GP03300-0134/0136/0137 with 63 jewels. This self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 46 hours.

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There are only two pink gold references, 38mm and 42mm, each equipped with a blue dial and strap

 

 

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