girard perregaux - LAUREATO 38MM
girard perregaux - LAUREATO 38MM

LAUREATO 38MM

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THE LAUREATO 38MM

THE REBIRTH

 

In 1975, Girard-Perregaux presented a sporty and original model equipped with an octagonal polished bezel and an integrated bracelet. In 2017, the curtain rises on a new chapter in the history of the Laureato model becomes a true and complete Collection available in 4 sizes: 45 mm, 42 mm, 38 mm and 34 mm.

 

 

AN ICON FROM THE 70S

 

A successful combination between assertive - sporty lines and highly classic elegance. The Laureato 38 mm is a daily watch offering a strong vintage design with a reliable in-house manufactured mechanical movement.

 

 

 

THE CALIBRE GP03300-0139

 

Whether worn by a man or a woman, the Laureato 38 mm is equipped with a single movement, the GP03300. This mechanical self-winding calibre is entirely manufactured by Girard-Perregaux. Precise, reliable and driving indications of the hours, minutes, seconds and date, it adds even more to the versatility and prestige of the Laureato 38 mm.

Technical specifications

REFERENCE : 81005-11-632-11A

 

 

CASE

- Steel

- Diameter : 38 mm

- Height :10,02 mm

- Case-back : Saphir crystal

- Water resistance : 10 ATM

 

DIAL 

- Black

- "Clou de Paris" pattern

 

STRAP

- Steel

- Triple folding Buckle in steel

 

MOVEMENT

- Calibre GP03300-0139

- Self-winding mechanical movement

- Diameter : 25,6 mm (11 1/2''')

- Height : 3,36 mm

- Frequency : 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)

- Number of components : 218

- Jewels : 27

- Oscillating weight : Steel

- Power reserve : Min. 46 hours

 

FUNCTIONS

- Hours & Minutes,

- Small seconds,

- Date,

 

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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