17/04/18

Luxury watches

Girard-Perregaux : The Laureato 34 mm Royalty Limited Edition


Luxury watches - Girard Perregaux

The intensely feminine Laureato 34 mm Royalty is a concentrated blend of emotions, distilling fascinating glimpses of Manufacture Girard-Perregaux’ history through the finishing of its quartz movement visible through the transparent caseback. Available in pink gold or steel with a diamond-set bezel, this icon first launched in 1975 renews ties with its past, once again effectively shaking up the design codes of traditional watchmaking.

Thanks to a subtle chemistry that sometimes continues to elude even the greatest contemporary designers, the Laureato watch belongs more firmly than ever to the circle of timeless legends endowed with an instantly identifiable aesthetic. From its proud past, this jewel that tells the time has earned its pedigree and its undeniable aura of distinction. Its unchanged octagonal bezel, now set with 56 diamonds and framed by a polished circle, serves as the focal point of the 34 mm-diameter case available in steel or satin-brushed pink gold, flowing seamlessly into a beautiful bracelet featuring alternately polished and satin-brushed links. The captivated gaze is then literally mesmerised by the intense lacquered blue dial adorned with a “clous de Paris” hobnail guilloché motif, ensuring that the visual signature of this unique watch remains deeply embedded in the memory.

To accentuate the inherent rarity of this model graced by an inspired design, the Laureato 34 mm is issued in a 200-piece steel limited edition with a gem-set bezel, while only 100 of the gem-set pink gold iteration will be crafted in the workshops of the Manufacture.

Crystal in the spotlight
The perpetually intense modernity of the Laureato 34 mm Royalty is showcased in a unique manner by opting to reveal part of its Manufacture quartz movement through the transparent sapphire caseback. Initially launched in 1975 with an ultra-precise quartz heart vibrating at an original oscillating frequency (32,768 Hz) that has since become the industry standard, the Laureato was one of the most high-performing wristwatches of its time. Thereby the 9 ¼-ligne (20,80 mm) high-frequency Calibre GP013100-0004 is a direct descendant of the one developed by the Manufacture in the early 1970s and which served as an industry benchmark in setting the vibration frequency for a crystal tuning fork: an essential element in the smooth operation of quartz instruments.

Proud of its technical contribution and its expertise in the domain of cutting-edge movements, the management of Girard-Perregaux has decided to present this quartz movement developed and produced in the workshops of the Manufacture through a sapphire crystal. Finished with the same meticulous care as a classic mechanical calibre, it will prove entirely satisfactory for demanding women by guaranteeing an accurate display of the time, as well as the date at 3 o’clock, in every situation.