girard perregaux - LAUREATO 38MM CERAMIC DIAMONDS
girard perregaux - LAUREATO 38MM CERAMIC DIAMONDS

LAUREATO 38MM CERAMIC DIAMONDS

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THE LAUREATO 38 MM CERAMIC

For the first time in its history, the Laureato is welcoming a new version clothed in white ceramic, the Laureato 38mm Ceramic. Girard-Perregaux is thereby introducing its emblematic model to the rich world of this material.

 

 

PRESENCE & CHARISMA

Pure, precious and as iconic as ever, Girard-Perregaux introduces its Laureato in a white ceramic version. Thus attired, the iconic sporting chic Laureato 38 mm turns resolutely to the light. By slipping into this pristine white exterior, the Laureato once again demonstrates the strength and relevance of its design, capable of multiple mutations through time in terms of both size and materials.

 

 

THE CALIBRE GP03300-0130

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 : 81005D82A732-32A

 

 

CASE

- Ceramic

- Bezel : 56 brilliant-cut diamonds ~0,90 ct

- Diameter : 38,00 mm

- Height : 10,20 mm

- Case-back : Sapphire crystal

 

DIAL

- White with "Clou de Paris" pattern

- Water resistance : 10 ATM

 

STRAP

- Ceramic

- Triple folding Buckle Titanium with ceramic cover

 

MOVEMENT

- Calibre: GP03300-0030

- Self-winding mechanical movement

- Power reserve: Min. 46 hours

- Diameter : 25,95 mm (11 1/2''')

- Height : 3,36 mm

- Frequency : 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)

- Number of components: 218

- Jewels : 27

- Oscillating weight : Steel

 

FINISHES 

- Côtes de Genève,

- Circular graining

- Bevelling

 

FUNCTIONS

- Hours & Minutes

- Centre seconds,

- Date.

 

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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