Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph

Born in 1975, the Laureato line made its return the Girard-Perregaux collections in 2016. This year the manufacture presents a chronograph model from this sporty watch collection designed for comfortable and natural daily use. Entirely clad in steel or pink gold, available with a 42 or 38 mm case and interpreted in three dial colours, the Laureato Chronograph is an exceptionally versatile watch.

For the new watch, Girard-Perregaux has chosen a self-winding chronograph movement, driving two counter and small seconds as well as a date display. As well as guaranteeing impeccably accurate timekeeping, it is distinguished by its comfortable power reserve and the particularly smooth activation of its pushers. Its horological qualities are complemented by exemplary finishing including “Côtes de Genève”, chamfering and straight graining.

The Laureato is defined by a polished octagonal bezel fitted on an integrated case, meaning with no lugs or loops; as well as by its metal bracelet forming a natural extension of the case and representing an original design element in its own right. This metal bracelet is distinguished by wide satin-brushed H-shaped links as well as domed and polished interlink elements. The interplay of polished and satin-brushed surfaces creates heightened visual interest and enlivens the watch. When worn, this bracelet reveals the most important quality of all: an exceptionally soft, supple feel. It makes the Laureato perfectly comfortable on any wrist.

The Laureato is adorned with a dial bearing the “Clou de Paris” hobnail motif, a set of small raised pyramids occupying the watch face and catching the light. Sporty because of its sturdiness, chic because of its meticulous details, it is designed as much for grand occasions as for relaxed daily wear. This versatility stems from intense reflection on the principles of ergonomics, volume and style, giving rise to a broad array of chronograph versions.

The watch adjusts to the demanding layout of the various subdials and pushers characterising the Laureato Chronograph. The exterior of the Laureato case has evolved to incorporate a crown guard (shoulder), a curve naturally imposed by the pushers themselves. The latter are octagon-shaped like the bezel, creating protuberances that the Laureato Chronograph incorporates with natural ease. The dial, adorned as ever with the “Clou de Paris” hobnail pattern, comes in a choice of silver-toned, black or deep blue versions. The two counters and small seconds subdial feature snailed finish that ensures they stand clearly against the background. They bear simple and slender hands facilitating reading without overloading the dial.

In the versions with a 42 mm case, the hour-markers are secured to the minute circle and the caseback is fitted with a transparent sapphire crystal, while the 38 mm version features hour-markers separate from the minute circle and a solid caseback.

In each of its two sizes, the Laureato Chronograph comes in a choice of two complementary materials: 904L steel and 18K pink gold.

Technical details
Model: Laureato 42mm Chronograph
Case and dial
Material: steel or pink gold
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Height: 11.90 mm
Glass: sapphire crystal, double anti-reflective
Case-back: closed
Dial: silver, black or dark blue with ‘Clou de Paris’ pattern
Hands: ’baton’ type with luminescent material
Water resistance: 100 meters (10 ATM) for the steel versions and 50 meters (5 ATM) for the gold ones

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0134/0136/0137, mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 25.95 mm (11 1/2’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 435
Jewels: 63
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph

Bracelet
Material: leather strap and steel bracelet, alternating mat and polished surfaces
Buckle: triple folding, steel or pink gold
Every timepiece on a leather strap comes with an additional rubber strap

References
Steel on steel silver dial: 81020-11-131-11A
Steel on leather strap silver dial: 81020-11-131-BB6A
Steel on steel black dial: 81020-11631-11A
Steel on leather strap black dial: 81020-11-631-BB6A
Steel on steel dark blue dial: 81020-11-431-11A
Steel on leather strap silver dial: 81020-11-431-BB4A
Pink Gold on leather strap dark blue dial: 81020-52-432-BB4A

Model: Laureato 38mm Chronograph
Case and dial
Material: steel or pink gold
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Height: 10.90 mm
Glass: sapphire crystal, double anti-reflective
Case-back: closed
Dial: silver, black or dark blue with ‘Clou de Paris’ pattern
Hands: ’baton’ type with luminescent material
Water resistance: 100 meters (10 ATM) for the steel versions and 50 meters (5 ATM) for the gold ones

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0134/0136/0137, mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 25.95 mm (11 1/2’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 435
Jewels: 63
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph

Bracelet
Material: leather strap and steel bracelet, alternating mat and polished surfaces
Buckle: triple folding, steel or pink gold
Every timepiece on a leather strap comes with an additional rubber strap

References
Steel on steel silver dial: 81040-11-131-11A
Steel on leather strap silver dial: 81040-11-131-BB6A
Steel on steel black dial: 81040-11-631-11A
Steel on leather strap black dial: 81040-11-631-BB6A
Steel on steel dark blue dial: 81040-11-431-11A
Steel on leather strap silver dial: 81040-11-431-BB4A
Pink Gold on leather strap dark blue dial: 81040-52-432-BB4A

 

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