Pre-Baselworld 2016: The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato

Girard-Perregaux Laureato

It was in 1975 when Girard-Perregaux, founded in 1791, first launched its sporty-elegant wristwatch. Have a look at the 225th anniversary-edition of the Laureato …

 

Wellcome back Girard-Perregaux!

This is a nice present for your 225th anniversary!

The manufacturer based in La Chaux-de-Fonds recently pushed the reset-button and is now slowly coming back to the markets with a new strategy, new products, new partners, new communication and of course new hope.

Yes hope!

It was a shame to see how this watchmaking pearl was abused during the last years. Every mistake that one can do was done. While competitors used the time to strengthen their market position Girard-Perregaux struggled to survive. I personally did no longer support this suicidal strategy, I warned the responsible management more than once that this was the wrong way, but it seems they had to go (or wanted to go – I don’t know!) through these negative experiences before Kering (previously PPR), the new owner, applied the emergency brake. If you look back on the blog you did not see and read much about Girard-Perregaux recently, I simply cannot recommend you or discuss things I no longer support and understand.

This will change now!

What I have seen and heard makes me confident again!

As already mentioned Girard-Perregaux celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, the relaunch of the Laureato is the first gift that the manufacturer makes us. The Laureato was launched 1975 as a quartz watch. Then upgraded the first time in 1984, then again in 1995 and the last time in 2003. The 2016 Girard-Perregaux´s Laureato comes back in a 41 mm diameter with a silvered and blue dial. The anniversary watches are limited to 225 pieces each, of course powered by a Girard-Perregaux calibre and priced at 14.700 Euro including 19 % VAT.

 

Girard-Perregaux Laureato
Girard-Perregaux Laureato

 

Girard-Perregaux Laureato
Girard-Perregaux Laureato

 

Girard-Perregaux Laureato
Girard-Perregaux Laureato

 

Girard-Perregaux Laureato
Girard-Perregaux Laureato

 

 

Case: steel diameter: 41.00 mm

Thickness: 10.10 mm

Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire

Dial: silvered or blue with “clous de Paris” pattern

Hands: baton-shaped luminescent hands

Case-back: anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)

Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0030 mechanical with automatic winding

 

Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0030
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0030

 

Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 1/2 ’’’)

Height: 3.20 mm

Frequency: 28,800 A/h  (= 4 Hz)

Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Jewels: 27

Functions: hour, minute, central second, date

Strap material: steel

Silvered dial reference: 81000-11-131-11a

Blue dial reference: 81000-11-431-11a

 

 

>>> Are you interested to see some historic pictures of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato? On page 2 I have some for you >>>

 

 

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8 Comments

  • It is a good looking laby, the good news with estimated price most people can get their hands on it.

  • Some of the watches created by Girard-Perregaux in the past were truly outstanding, as I remember one of them was Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon With Gold Bridges.

  • Dear Alexander, about 20 years ago i bought a GP 4700, a classic chronograph and it is still a stunning looking watch.
    If this new Laureato is the new road for GP it looks to be a bright and great future for them, and us collectors…..

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