Designed by a Milan-based architect in the 1970’s, the Laureato is an icon for Girard-Perregaux. They relaunched the modern version of the Laureato in 2016 during the celebration of their 225th anniversary. The spirit of the original model remained intact and was enhanced into a modern version. After launching a wide collection of models ranging from 34 to 45mm in verious configurations, Girard-Perregaux now extends the collection with a the Laureato Skeleton in stainless steel and 18 karat pink gold.
The Laureato Skeleton comes in a 42 mm-diameter case which is just under 11 mm thick. It has a matching bracelet that is mode in an alternating matt and satin-brushed surface. The lugs form an integral part of the case design thus connecting the bracelet in clean lines. Framed by a circle, the octagonal bezel is a common shape for (iconic) watches designed in the 70’s and is well balanced.
Eye-catching heart of this watch is the skeletonized GP01800-0006 calibre with the balance wheel positioned at 12 o’clock. Note that this calibre is entirely developed, produced, finished and assembled within the walls of the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture. It has undergone extensive skeletonizing thus reducing the bridges and mainplate to a minimal see-through framework. Same goes for the rotor which is carved from a block of 18K pink gold and openworked like the rest of the movement. Instead of having a dial the movement is surrounded by hour-markers. Edges of the movement are chamfered and the remaining surface has a satin brushed finish.
Material: stainless steel or 18K pink gold
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Thickness: 10.88 mm
Crystal: sapphire glareproofed on both sides
Dial: peripheral ring with suspended luminescent hour-markers
Hands: baton-type, luminescent
Water resistance: 100 metres for the stainless steel version, 50 meters for the pink gold version
Reference: GP01800-0006, skeletonised
Winding: automatic, via a skeletonised 18K gold rotor
Diameter: 30.6 mm (13¼’’’)
Thickness: 4.16 mm
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Number of components: 173
Power reserve: 54 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 10 o’clock
In stainless steel or 18K pink gold with alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces
Triple-blade folding clasp, in stainless steel or 18K pink gold
References and RRP
Steel Model : 81015-11-001-11A Germany: 32.300,- €/ Austria 32.600,- €
Pink gold Model : 81015-52-002-52A Germany: 63.500,- €/ Austria: 63.900,- €