Laureato Absolute Chronograph 8TechReference# 81060-41-3222-1CX
- Case: Carbon/titanium composite
- Size: 44 mm
- Movement: automatic winding manufacture GP03300-1058
- Function: date, chronograph
- Power Reserve: approximately 46 hours
- Water Resistance: 100 m
- Dial: gradient grey, titanium counters and indexes
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: ’baton’ type with grey PVD treatment and luminescent material (white emission)
- Strap/Bracelet: black rubber strap with fabric effect and grey stitches; folding buckle with micro adjustment system, titanium with PVD treatment
LAUREATO ABSOLUTE CHRONOGRAPH 8TECH, AT THE VANGUARD OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
The new Laureato Absolute 8Tech, Using 8Tech, a groundbreaking technique, the case is formed of octagonal carbon parts, creating a random structural pattern.
The case material is composed of unidirectional, non-braided and pre-impregnated carbon fibres, combined with lightweight titanium powder to form extremely thin layers, measuring just 0.05mm in thickness. These layers are superimposed upon one another, each orientated differently to form ‘stacks’ which are then cut into octagons, an industry first.
The octagonal shapes are placed in a mould and subjected to heat and extreme pressure. Thereafter, the case components, including the bezel, are milled from the material and then subsequently refined by hand.
A sandwich-type construction method is used for the dial. The upper surface is sandblasted and presented in a gradient grey finish, echoing the tones of the case and bezel. The lower layer is formed of Grade 5 titanium, partially revealed via a series of apertures in the upper surface. These arrow-tipped openings serve as indexes, while rectangular markings positioned adjacent incorporate luminescent treatment, delivering a white emission in restricted light.
The dial incorporates three sandblasted counters along with a date display positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. Baton-type hour and minute hands, presented in a grey titanium hue, are lined with luminescent material (white emission). The fine central chronograph seconds hand, used in conjunction with the crisp minute track, presents elapsed seconds in an intelligible form.
The Laureato Absolute 8Tech is endowed with a Manufacture movement, the self-winding Calibre GP03300-1058.
The Laureato 8Tech is presented on a black rubber strap featuring a fabric-effect look and incorporating grey stitching. The strap is integrated within the case, and paired with a folding titanium buckle with black PVD treatment that also incorporates a micro adjustment system, allowing the wearer to fine tune the sizing of the strap, granting the optimal wrist fit.