Revisited in 2016 with a line of restricted editions, adopted by serial manufacturing fashions a yr later, the Laureato is Girard’s Perregaux imaginative and prescient of a luxurious sports activities watch. A number of months again we lined the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock with a sandwich dial and a case crafted from carbon glass. Now, the Swiss luxurious watchmaker celebrates 45 years of the Laureato with a 45-piece restricted version Laureato Ghost watch in collaboration with profitable watch customizer, Bamford Watch Division.
Any watch producer trying a metal sports activities watch in the course of the 1970s deserves some recognition and Girard-Perregaux occurred to have developed a very profitable one named the Laureato. On the time (1975), Girard-Perregaux was one of many only a few watchmakers daring to take action, after Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak of 1972, after all. The idea of the Laureato grew to become an vital pillar for the model, carrying some principal attributes; a skinny automated motion, a strong case, textured dial and an built-in bracelet deeming it worthy of its luxurious sports activities watch standing.
Girard-Perregaux has been identified to play about with totally different shapes – the tetradecagonal-shaped bezel of its Deep Diver watch within the 1960s, for instance. The Laureato Ghost stays devoted to its recognisable mixture of a round formed dial and an octagonal bezel, however this time makes use of a brand new mix of supplies with a case crafted from white ceramic. Pushing itself out of its consolation zone, luxurious watch customization collaborator, Bamford Watch Division additionally admits to by no means utilizing the fabric earlier than. Having all the time been acknowledged for its stealthy black designs, founding father of BWD, George Bamford embraces the chance to embark on a brand new problem alongside the Swiss model. The signature black color, as a substitute, is current within the baton arms, inside flange and hour markers. These black particulars set towards a white Clous de Paris dial lead to a unisex color code that joins with a really wearer-friendly 38mm case diameter.
Respecting the aesthetic of the unique Laureato, this new 45th anniversary ghost-like design retains a clear dial with luminescent materials added to its arms and hour markers to help with timekeeping in the course of the night time. Throughout the daytime, the anti-glare properties of its sapphire crystal glass entrance assist to supply a transparent view of options just like the date aperture at three o’clock. The white ceramic case of the Laureato Ghost has some helpful qualities for an on a regular basis wristwatch. For one, it’s each scratch and stain-resistant. Secondly, it’s hypoallergenic. Thirdly, it’s lighter in weight than titanium. Along with this, its easy polished floor retains consistent with the sheen-like end of valuable metals and chrome steel supplies that Girard-Perregaux has utilized in its Laureato watches of the previous.
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Ghost is provided with the self-winding Calibre GP03300-0139 with high-end finishes that embody bevelling, snailing, engraving, round graining and Cotes de Geneve ornament, which will be seen by way of a sapphire-backed case. The wearer can select between a white leather-based band or white ceramic hyperlink bracelet, and the logo-adorned crown at three o’clock has been completed in black PVD coated titanium.
Availability & Value
Along with authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers, the restricted version Laureato Ghost might be bought for one month solely at Dover Avenue Market and Harrods from November 19th 2020. It would retail for GBP 10,300 on leather-based strap and GBP 12,000 on white ceramic bracelet. Extra particulars at girard-perregaux.com.