One of the keys to Girard-Perregaux’s immediate future is Laureato, “a watch that will be fundamental to Girard-Perregaux,” said CEO Antonio Calce at SIHH in Geneva, in January 2017. It was first introduced in 1975 as a steel sports watch with an octagonal bezel and integrated bracelet, designed by an architect in Milan, and it rapidly became an iconic timepiece.
Today the Laureato family includes entry-level watches for men and women, and complications such as the Laureato Tourbillon. The Laureato Skeleton is a stunning piece, with a modern architecture that reveals parts of its beating heart, the balance, visible at 12 o’clock, the mainspring at 5.30, and the skeletonized oscillating weight that converts the wearer’s movements into the energy that constantly winds the watch.
The case is 42 mm in diameter and 10.88 mm thick, available in stainless steel or pink gold. Its movement, Calibre GP01800-0006, was designed and built entirely in-house. It has a variable-inertia balance that enables optimum precision regulation. All parts of the skeleton movement are chamfered, with the bright bevels contrasting with the satin-brush surfaces. The movement is self-winding and has a power reserve of 54 hours. See the Girard-Perregaux website for further information.
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