Girard-Perregaux presents its new Laureato models in a very summery design that makes you sweat less by just looking at it. Very colorful and cool, these wristwatches guarantee a lot of fun – and serious problems when it comes to making the decision which one to buy. Unsurprisingly, with five colors, every one more stunning than the next.
Normally, the Laureato is a rather understated, sporty-elegant and sober model, setting itself out to bring style to the wrists of both men and women and adjust to every situation its owner may come across. The Laureato always stood out but never pushed itself to the fore. Well, that isn’t something you can say of the new Summer Edition – this ones must be owned.
The Laureato is a historical watch with its roots back in the 1970s. In 2016, the watch was reissued in a limited edition to celebrate the 225th anniversary of Girard-Perregaux.
With a diameter of 38 mm, a case made from stainless steel and its octagonal bezel, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato is as timeless as ubiquitous – and unisex. But Girard-Perregaux also offers an even smaller version with 34 mm in diameter for whoever wants its watch even smaller.
Girard-Perregaux offers its Summer Edition in vibrant and daring shades of blue, purple and yellow (38 mm version) as well as in candy pink and sea green (34 mm). The dial comes with a Clou de Paris hobnail pattern and painted finish strikes. The Laureato shows hours, minutes and seconds; at the 3 o’clock position you’ll find a date window. And we couldn’t be more thrilled to see that Girard-Perregaux has gone through the trouble to color the date wheels exactly matching the dial which makes it all the more spectacular.
The dial is framed by the famous octagonal bezel, which on these models is set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The 38 mm-cases are water-resistant up to 10 atm, the cases of the 34 mm-versions only up to 3 atm.
The 38 mm-Laureato is powered by the in-house self-winding GPo3300 movement which drives hours, minutes, central seconds and date functions, as well as ensuring a 46-hour power reserve. It is tailor-made for the stainless steel case. The mainplate is circulated grained and adorned with a Côtes de Genève pattern.
The 34 mm-Laureato is fitted with a quartz movement.
All models of this edition are limited to only 75 pieces and come with a stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap whereat the color of the latter is exactly matching the dials.