Girard-Perregaux Laureato Watches
A luxury watchmaking brand, Girard Perregaux, is 228 years old, but its successful Laureato Collection is quite recent. Originated in 1975, the company launched the very first two-tone, three-hander powered by a quartz chronometer calibre, and it was the fusion of high-end technology and unmatched style in the 1970s.
The Italian distributor of Girard Perregaux suggested the name after the 1967 film The Graduate (Il Laureato), and now the universe renowned this iconic series of luxury timepieces as the Laureato Collection. With its innovative, gorgeous, and incredible sporting elegance, the brand has recently unveiled about 75 eye-catchy designs at SIHH.
History of Girard Perregaux Laureato Collection
Dates back to 1975, Girard Perregaux Laureato collection came into limelight with the elements such as distinctive hexagonal bezel and linked bracelet that made it one of the renowned innovations of the time, which is the luxury sports watch. When Laureato launched its very first model in 1975, it was incredibly slim and had a compact quartz movement.
The brand made its first revision in 1984, and then it took several technical changes to make its products up-to-the-mark and successful. Laureato enjoyed success for over three decades, but it somehow faded away on the catalog of Girard Perregaux. Later in 2016, on the 225th anniversary of the brand, Laureato came back with a bang, and it introduced the limited-edition collection. However, the company launched regular products at SIHH in 2017, and it was the rebirth of iconic models from the era of the 1970s.
In 2017, Laureato introduced new size options for watches such as 34 mm, 38 mm, 42 mm, and even 45 mm.
Girard Perregaux Laureato in 42 mm
At SIHH 2017, Laureato come up with the version of 42mm with a lot of variation, including steel, pink gold titanium, and simple titanium, and they all are equipped with the movement of GP01800, which was the full developed and in-house design one. All models from Laureato collection in 42 mm are 10.8 mm thick and are available on strap, as well as, bracelet. For sports watches, it also come with a rubber strap.
It also introduced stainless steel watch with mind-blowing combination of brushed and polished surfaces, and the octagonal bezel is on the tip of a round bezel, which makes it stylish and distinguished appearance. When it comes to hobnail dial, it comes up with multiple colors such as grey, slate grey, silver, and blue. More features include glare proofed sapphire crystal glass, sapphire case-back, and 100 meters water resistance.
Girard Perregaux Laureato in 38 mm
The brand also launched its first ceramic model in the redesigned Laureato line in 2017, and it unveiled a white ceramic version with a diamond-crusted bezel for ladies, too. Laureato has also introduced 34 mm watches for women as they care about its customers.
Talking about Laureato 38 mm ceramic in black, it is every bit a stealth watch with 10.8 mm thick height, and it gives a light presence on the wrist. Moreover, the case is fitted with a notched signed ceramic crown and a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal on the dial side and a smoked sapphire crystal on the case-back.
Some of the models from Laureato collection include, Laureato Perpetual Calendar, Laureato Automatic 42 mm, Laureato Absolute Chronograph, Laureato WW.TC version, Laureato summer collection for ladies, Laureato Ceramic 42 mm, Laureato 38 mm, and Laureato 44 mm collection. Of course, there are many other models that are enjoying a lot of attention of the world, and by 2019, Laureato has successfully launched 75 models, so you can imagine the class and elegance it provides to the world. The only drawback Girard Perregaux Laureato has its high prices and somehow way too simple designs of some models. So, some people find it expensive.
Two of the featured models of Laureato collection are:
Laureato Perpetual Calendar
One of the latest launches of Girard Perregaux Laureato brand, Laureato Perpetual Calendar (Ref: 81035-11-431-11A), has everything a watch enthusiast wants, and the makers have maintained the sporty spirit with contemporary style. The highlights of the gorgeous model include:
Steel material with a diameter of 42.00 mm and the height of 11.66 mm, the perpetual calendar has a sapphire crystal case-back, and its dial is blue with the pattern of Clou de Paris, and steel strap with triple folding and steel buckle make the watch even more elegant.
Its calibre number is GP01800-0033, and it has a self-winding mechanical movement with a diameter of 30 mm and a height of 6.06 mm. With a minimum 54 hours power reserve, the model is so appealing. Moreover, its functions include hours, minutes, central seconds, date, and perpetual calendar with date, day, month, and leap year indicators.
Laureato 42 MM Ceramic
The brand introduced an entirely black color model for the very first time, Laureato 42 MM Ceramic (Ref: 81010-32-631-32A) with several promising features that can urge anyone to buy the watch for enhancing the elegance factor in a person.
The highlights of this sophisticated model include:
Material: Ceramic, Diameter: 42.00 mm, Height: 10.93 mm, Case back: Grey tinted sapphire crystal, strap material: Ceramic with triple folding and ceramic buckle, Dial: Black dial. When it comes to calibre, it’s GP01800-00025 with a self-winding mechanical movement, and the diameter is 30.00 mm while the height is 3.97 mm with the power reserve of minimum 54 hours. The functions of the model include hours, minutes, central seconds, and date. It endowed with iconic and meticulous finishes that make it a super-stylish watch with so many quality and improved attributes.