As an exclusive series reserved for the Girard-Perregaux retailers in North America, the Laureato Skeleton Ceramic will be offered in a new Special Edition. On top of its overall black surfaces and gold accents, it features a blue flange and set of hands, a tribute to Old Glory Blue.
Presence: The Laureato has a personality all its own. Its genetic code drives evolutions in various details of its appearance, while never distorting its essence. The Laureato is defined by a polished octagonal bezel fitted on an integrated case, meaning with no lugs or loops.
The use of ceramics further accentuates its ergonomic qualities. This noble technical material is at once light, virtually scratch-proof and extremely well tolerated by the skin. Its extreme hardness nonetheless makes it a material that is extremely hard to shape, especially when it comes to following the complex volumes of the Laureato. Despite the challenges, Girard-Perregaux chose to carve out the octagonal bezel and the shape of the bracelet links from a solid block of material, as well as to give them the required textures.
As a horological icon, Laureato continues playing with contemporary codes. An architectural watch all the way through to the curves of its eminently visible movement, it adopts this new material like an extension of its inherent nature. It absorbs the structural and ergonomic benefits of ceramic and applies them to the service of wearer comfort. The absolute fashion color and a must-have for professional watches, black suits the Laureato as if were born that way…
Light: The all-black surfaces of the solid Laureato Skeleton Ceramic are alternately polished and satin-brushed. This play on textures begins on the case and extends to the likewise ceramic bracelet. The new Laureato Skeleton Ceramic is thus not uniformly dark. It continues to play with light thanks to its surface effects, including that of its Clou de Paris hobnail-patterned dial. This mastery of lighting is also a key feature of the movement.
Its entirely skeletonized self-winding caliber is airy yet perfectly robust. It draws its strength from its transparency, which is reinforced by the rotor of the Laureato Skeleton Ceramic. Carved from a block of 18-karat rose gold, it has been meticulously openworked like the rest of the movement. This component that normally covers what lies beneath it thus allows light to pour through the watch, like a stained glass window, punctuated by the warm detailing provided by the rotor and the balance wheel.
The curves of this skeleton movement are adorned with chamfering that accentuates their edges, hand-crafted by the qualified artisans of the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux. The remaining surface of the movement is given a black PVD treatment matching the color of the case and bracelet. It sets the perfect finishing touch to the play on contrasts that enlivens the Laureato Skeleton Ceramic.
Charisma: In its black livery, the Laureato Skeleton Ceramic explores whole new fields of expression. More understated and more technical, it draws upon the infinite possibilities afforded by ceramics. Girard-Perregaux thus provides a reminder that sporting chic is not merely an expression or an empty phrase. The Laureato Skeleton Ceramic is a sports watch and a chic watch in equal measure. This versatile and enduring horological work of art is a true icon.
Laureato Skeleton Ceramic
- Material: black ceramic
- Diameter: 42mm
- Height: 10.93mm
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Water resistance: 100 meters (10 ATM)
- Ring displaying suspended indexes
- Hands: baton-type, enhanced with luminescent material
- Reference: GP01800-0006, mechanical with automatic winding
- Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – 4 Hz
- Power reserve: min. 54 hours
- Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 10 o’clock
- Black ceramic