In 2016, Laureato watches are back, and the exquisite design of GP Girard Perregaux’s 225th Anniversary Limited Edition shocked the watch industry with great success. This year, Girard Perregaux is the next city to formally establish Laureato’s status: This modern watch combines innovative and unique design and sophisticated pursuits, reflecting the perfect combination of precise time and noble taste. These characteristics weave the long-lasting aesthetics of Laureato, which is a classic of the brand.
The Laureato collection highlights the highest level of fine watchmaking skills. It is equipped with an automatic winding or quartz movement. There are four different diameter cases to choose from, as well as four stainless steel, gold, two-tone stainless steel, or titanium. The variety of styles and styles is unprecedented. With nearly 30 models, the new series has the potential to become a new classic in the international watch industry.
Girard-Perregaux has instilled the essence of watchmaking skills into this unique watch, bringing the most perfect design for men and women who pursue design, watchmaking skills and aesthetics of life. Each watch combines the watchmaking technology and innovative aesthetics that the brand has considered for centuries, and it can be called a model of the Swiss ‘watchmaking capital’ La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The birth of an iconic masterpiece
The Latin proverb ‘Nomen est Omen’ means ‘as the name suggests.’ This sentence describes the Girard Perregaux Laureato series as particularly relevant. Back in the mid-1970s, the art of design was undergoing change. Watchmaking technology is facing unprecedented demand: the market is pursuing a watch with both sports style and elegance. This perfect watch should be able to be used for any occasion. The stylish case and strap are seamlessly combined. , Reflecting the ultimate extraordinary aesthetics. GP Girard Perregaux found an idea in Italy that led to the birth of this concept. The brand commissioned a Milanese architect to study this watch, and what he immediately noticed was its bezel. Like a true artist, he designed an octagonal crown and set it inside the bezel, showing a harmonious fusion of circular and octagonal. In order to match the dynamics of light and shadow, the eight corners are not connected by clear straight lines, but are composed of polished and delicate convex or concave surfaces to form a harmonious arc.
Let us dare to compare architecture with watch design: Florence’s Basilica of Our Lady of the Flowers is famous for its domed design and octagonal structure. Below it is the nave, auditorium and choir. Does the architect want to condense this concept into a watch? The round top has a built-in octagonal crown, which fits seamlessly with the case and strap? The answer is: of course.
From the level of watchmaking technology, 1975 Laureato contains another surprise: the movement. Four years after the release of the first Swiss-made quartz movement, GP Girard-Perregaux engineers strove to cast a particularly thin and small movement. This is the fine movement that drives Laureato. Its timekeeping performance is excellent, and it easily passed a series of official accurate tests, making GP Girard Perregaux the watchmaking brand with the most certification of quartz chronograph movements. Laureato, the name is true.
The essence of technology and modern aesthetics
Laureato is a symbol of eminent personality, with a unique and evolving personality that continues to embody its craftsmanship and design. This watch series has a polished and detailed octagonal bezel that perfectly integrates with the case without the need for any lugs or rings. The metal bracelet is a natural extension of the case and becomes a unique design element of this watch.
Its metal bracelet is fitted with an oversized H-shaped satin bracelet, interwoven with a polished, arched bracelet. Polished and satin surfaces create a delicate and elegant contrast, giving depth and dynamics to the overall design. As for the texture worn on the wrist, this bracelet has the most important characteristic: it is extremely flexible and fits on the wrist, so it is extremely comfortable to wear on anyone’s wrist.
Laureato is known for its ‘Clous de Paris’ stud texture. The fine pyramid pattern interweaves and covers the opening of the entire watch, perfectly capturing the flow of light and shadow. But most importantly, Laureato is a mindset. The strong temperament combined with the aesthetics of sports style, and the exquisite details create an extraordinary sense of fashion, which can not only reach the elegant hall, but also suitable for daily wear. The flexible style comes from the combination of ergonomics, weight, and fashion style, which lays the foundation for four new style designs.
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