When the Laureato was originally launched in 1975, it won the hearts and minds of design afficionados and watch collectors alike. While other contemporary watches have come and gone over the years, only a handful have endured, the Laureato being one of them.
Now, the Maison is pleased to unveil a new addition to the Laureato family, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm, a timepiece housed in a pink gold case, paired with a handcrafted black onyx dial and equipped with an in-house mechanical movement.
The case is presented in 18-carat pink gold and upholds the Laureato tradition of juxtaposing polished and satin finished surfaces throughout. A matching pink gold bracelet provides a fitting means of uniting the watch with its wearer.
The Maison has paired the noble hues of the case with a sumptuous handcrafted black onyx dial. This luxurious material draws on the expertise of time-served craftspeople who shape and polish the material by hand. Creating thin dials from onyx requires no fewer than 15 different operations, however, the resultant surface looks exquisite with its mirror-like appearance.
The hands, baton-style indexes and GP logo, positioned at 12 o’clock, are presented in warm golden tones. The marriage of deep black onyx and pink gold accents delivers a becoming contrast, a characteristic linked with the Laureato name.
Entirely designed, produced, assembled and adjusted by Girard-Perregaux, while endowed with traditional and meticulous finishes, this calibre is the spearhead of the Manufacture. The see-through case-back reveals the gold oscillating weight decorated with Côtes de Genève.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm Pink Gold & Onyx retails for SGD 74,800.