girard perregaux - LAUREATO CHRONOGRAPH 42MM PINK GOLD
girard perregaux - LAUREATO CHRONOGRAPH 42MM PINK GOLD

LAUREATO CHRONOGRAPH 42MM PINK GOLD

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REBIRTH OF AN ICON

The Laureato Chronograph is endowed with the powerful identity of all Laureato models. This personality all its own is based on a genetic code that has been driving evolutions in its aesthetic details for the past 43 years, while never distorting its essence
 
 
 
THE REBIRTH OF AN ICON
 
In 2016, the Laureato made a comeback onto the watchmaking scene, in the form of a limited edition in tribute to Girard-Perregaux’s 225th Anniversary. Following this highly successful edition, Girard-Perregaux is putting the Laureato in its rightful place: that of a contemporary watch combining a progressive, unique design with a feeling for detail, excellent timing capacity and perfect taste. These attributes are those belonging to a truly iconic watch, which finds its way through time with effortless ease.
 
 
A FULL & STUNNING 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.
 
 
ESSENCE & PRESENCE
 
In each of its two sizes, the Laureato Chronograph comes in a choice of two complementary materials. 904L steel is distinguished by its high chromium content. While particularly hard to machine, this metal is endowed with superior corrosion resistance and exceptional radiance after polishing, as well as after the satin-brushing running along the case and bracelet. When clothed in 18K pink gold, the Laureato Chronograph proves its ability to be precious while losing none of its natural charm.
 
 
THE CALIBRE GP03300-0138
 
Girard-Perregaux has fitted this emblematic case with its self-winding chronograph movement, driving two counter and small seconds as well as a date display. As well as guaranteeing impeccably accurate timekeeping, it is distinguished by its comfortable power reserve and the particularly smooth activation of its pushers. Its horological qualities are complemented by exemplary finishing including “Côtes de Genève”, chamfering and straight graining, all stemming from the multiple skills cultivated within the Manufacture

 

Technical specifications

RÉFÉRENCE : 81020-52-432-BB4A
 
 
CASE
- Pink gold
- Diameter : 42,00 mm
- Height :11,90 mm
- Case-back : Closed
- Water resistance : 5 ATM
 
DIAL 
- Blue
- "Clou de Paris" pattern
 
STRAP
- Size :27,00 / 18,00 mm
- Alligator Blue
- Triple folding Buckle in 18K pink gold
 
MOVEMENT
- Calibre GP03300-0138
- Self-winding mechanical movement
- Diameter : 25,95 mm (11 1/2''')
- Height : 6,50 mm
- Frequency : 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
- Number of components : 419
- Jewels : 63
- Oscillating weight : Pink gold
- Power reserve : Min. 46 hours
 
FUNCTIONS
- Hours & Minutes,
- Small seconds,
- Date,
- Chronograph
 
FINISHES
- Côtes de Genève,
- Circular graining
- Bevelling

Who's who

When you ask Laurent Picciotto about the reason for his long-standing partnership with Girard-Perregaux, he’s likely to take some time to weigh his words; there are so many good reasons for working with ‘GP’ that he needs to be sure of highlighting the right one – the one that would endure even if all the others were no more.
 
He finally chooses to illustrate this, the reason, with an occurrence over twenty years ago somewhere in the midst of BaselWorld. 
 
“It was in 1991,” recalls Picciotto. “I was doing my rounds of the exhibition, and suddenly came to a halt in front of the tourbillon with three gold bridges. I went into the stand and asked them for a case containing three numbered timepieces, one for each type of finish. This outstanding box set, sold a few months later to one of my clients with a collection of over one thousand watches, remains for me the defining moment of all my work with Girard-Perregaux”. 
 
What emerges is that the key reason for this work together is the brand’s ability to offer exceptional timepieces that take everyone by surprise – whilst seemingly blending in flawlessly with the traditions of haute horlogerie. And so, over the years, the production of limited editions – and sometimes even unique items for Chronopassion – has become a regular feature of the two big names’ collaboration. Most of the brand’s collectors became aware that in rue Saint Honoré, they could winkle out timepieces they would never see anywhere else. 
 
A friendship was formed between the two owners, Luigi Macaluso and Laurent Picciotto, which lasted right up until Luigi’s death in 2010. For Laurent Picciotto, the history of Girard-Perregaux is rooted in haute horlogerie; he’s particularly impressed with the complications in which the brand specialises. “The tourbillon is one of Girard-Perregaux’ strengths,” he says. “Twenty years ago, it was a characteristic that really made a watch stand out. There weren’t many on the market – it was a far cry from the extensive offer that can be found these days.” Picciotto’s expectation today is that Girard-Perregaux plays to some other defining characteristic of the world of watchmaking – the stuff that great manufactures are made of. 
 
“It’s an institutional brand that commands respect and sobriety,” he adds. “This kind of brand has a duty to anticipate and surprise people.  Girard-Perregaux has done so on a number of occasions and will do so again.” Keep your eyes open – “GP” could well show up just where you’re not expecting it.
 
 
Journalist : Olivier Müller
 
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