Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

The Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition is the latest creation from Girard-Perregaux, made in collaboration with Aston Martin Lagonda.

Its dial is suffused with a delightfully decadent application of what is now known as “Aston Martin Green”, achieved by painstakingly applying paint twenty-one times to the dial, forming seven distinct layers of paint as a result. The automotive influences also encompass cross-hatching, a diamond-like pattern first seen with the carmaker’s ‘AM’ logo (1921 – 1926). This motif was also inspired by the quilted seats found in the British brand’s numerous high-performance sports cars.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

Three counters grace the dial, two chronograph registers and a small seconds display. Each counter features a partially open-worked hand, perpetuating the design of the hour and minute hands. The central section of each counter is snailed. A date display is positioned at 04:30, completing the inventory of functions.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

Sporting an octagonal bezel, the profile of this model honours the watch brand’s iconic Laureato of 1975. Upholding Girard-Perregaux’s design philosophy, the case masterfully plays with different shapes. Moreover, the numerous curves, facets and lines, along with satin-finished and polished edges, collaborate, delivering a wonderful play with light.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

A pane of sapphire crystal, positioned to the rear of the watch, affords sight of the automatic, Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP03300-0141, marking the first time a Laureato Chronograph features an open caseback.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

This movement, based on the highly regarded Calibre GP03300, is endowed with Côtes de Genève, in both circular and straight forms, polished sinks, thermally blued screws and perlage. The movement also bears the eagle emblem, signifying it is an in-house calibre.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

The watch is housed in a 42mm 904L stainless steel case. This particular grade of steel is less common than 316L and is costlier, the relative benefits of which include superior corrosion resistance, improved scratch resistance and a much brighter, luxurious appearance. The use of 904L stainless steel extends to the bracelet which is enriched with a satin brushed finish.

The Laureato Chronograph – Aston Martin Edition, a limited edition of 188 pieces, is immediately available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.

Technical details

Model: Laureato Chronograph – Aston Martin Edition
Reference: 81020-11-001-11A

Case
Material: steel
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Height: 12.01 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: anti-reflective sapphire crystal, Aston Martin logo decal
Water resistance: 100 metres (10 ATM)

Dial
“Aston Martin Green” with cross hatching, ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material (green emission)
Hands: skeletonised, ‘baton’ type with luminescent material (green emission)

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0141
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 25.95 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 6.50 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 419
Number of jewels: 63
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Bracelet
Material: 904L steel
Buckle: 904L steel, triple folding

Edition
Limited Edition of 188 pieces, not numbered

Retail Price
GBP 14,000 / CHF 17,300 / USD 18,100