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.
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.
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
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 1/2 ’’’)
Height: 3.20 mm
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (= 4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
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 >>>