Girard-Perregaux is pleased to unveil the Laureato 38mm Copper, a mid-sized unisex model with a fascinating dial. Termed ‘copper’ the appearance of the dial is complex and dynamic, evincing different shades depending on the available light source.
La Chaux-de-Fonds is the home of Girard-Perregaux as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has been dedicated to watchmaking since the 18th century. The streets, arranged in a grid-like pattern, are lined with tall buildings fitted with large windows.
The architecture of the city was purposely designed to capture available natural light, a useful resource when working at a watchmaker’s bench. For over 230 years, Girard-Perregaux has appreciated the value of natural light and its positive influence on the timepieces it continues to produce.
With the arrival of the Laureato 38mm Copper, the Maison, once again, shows its capacity to master light. The dial is not merely a one-dimensional surface but encompasses a Clous de Paris motif. This traditional pattern is composed of multiple pyramidal structures that engage with light, bestowing tiny pockets of brilliance and shade.
Viewing an image of the dial does not adequately convey how it looks when affixed to the wrist. While the dial is termed ‘copper’, its dynamic character is far more complex, transitioning from tawny brown to pink-toned gold with multiple shares in between.
Although the Laureato 38mm Copper is unequivocally new, its origins remain clear to see. The beloved octagonal bezel and fluid-like integrated bracelet, cascading downwards around the wrist, are signature details which continue to endure.
Encased in stainless steel, the Laureato is a byword for versatility, proving suitable for all roles, whether sporty, casual or formal. It is the consistent approach to design which has endowed the Laureato with an ageless appearance that has remained immune to changing fashions.
The 81005 Copper will be the only 38mm in the Laureato permanent collection and will be retailed from December 2022. Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Copper retails for SGD 20,500.