The Laureato was born in the mid-1970s, an era in which the art of design was undergoing profound changes. In watchmaking, for example, an unprecedented demand was becoming ever more pronounced: the need for a watch that was sporty, elegant, could be worn on every occasion and featured striking aesthetics distinguished by the integration of the case and the bracelet that should become as one.
Connoisseurs and collectors have been awaiting its return for years. 2017 sees the birth of a complete Laureato family, incorporated within the Girard-Perregaux core collection. Equipped with Haute Horlogerie complication, self-winding or quartz movements, housed in cases available in four diameters and in versions made of steel, gold, two-tone steel & gold or featuring titanium elements, the Laureato range has never been this extensive or varied. With nearly 30 references, this watchmaking legend lives up to its true potential.
The Laureato is defined by its polished octagonal bezel, positioned on an integrated case. Its metal bracelet is a natural extension of the case and an integral design element in its own right. It is characterised by its large H-shaped satin-finished links and by its domed and polished inter-links. When it comes to its feel on the wrist, the bracelet is endowed with the most important quality of all: exceptional flexibility. This makes the Laureato perfectly comfortable on any type of wrist.
Laureato 42 mm: masculine elegance
The Laureato 42 mm is a watch for daily life. It aims to offer the most useful indications to a man of taste: the hours, minutes, seconds and the date. Its distinctive and versatile diameter is matched by carefully thought-out proportions, notably featuring a moderate 10.88 mm thickness that enables it to fit under any shirt sleeve or pullover with ease. It comes with a choice of three dials adorned with a Clou de Paris hobnail motif: silver grey, slate grey and blue.
The case is available in a choice of steel or pink gold, teamed with a matching metal bracelet or an alligator leather strap. These classics are completed by an option in titanium and pink gold, which are perfectly aligned with the 1970s spirit of the original Laureato. Every 42 mm Laureato is equipped with the self-winding GP01800 movement, entirely designed, produced, assembled and adjusted by Girard-Perregaux. Beating at 28’8000 v/h, it offers a 54-hour power reserve, and is endowed with traditional and meticulous finishes.