BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Girard-Perregaux was established in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1791, and its watchmaking history began that year. Laureato wasn’t born until 1975. Since then, the Laureato collection has occasionally launched new watches, most notably the sporty EVO 3 models in 2003 and the striking Blue Spinel Tourbillon with three bridges in 2012. The Laureato appears in a massive variety of shapes and colors today. Although Laureato was influenced by the modern trend of green dials, Girard-Perregaux has recently introduced a new verdant green dial Laureato in the permanent collection.
The case is made of stainless steel and has polished and satin-finished surfaces throughout. It measures 42mm by 10.68mm, just like the earlier Laureato Eternity and Laureato Aston Martin editions. The distinctive clean octagon bezel offers a stylish blend of formal and sporty. The case provides a water resistance of 10 bar (100 meters).
The sunray green dial is adored with the “Clous de Paris” pattern. It is a guilloché design of hollowed lines that connect to produce tiny pyramidal structures. This kind of guilloché is reminiscent of the cobblestone roads of Paris, as the name would imply. This type of surface texture enables unique light patterns to dance across the dial and calls attention to how richly colored the dial is and how it appears to change shades according to the angles and luminosity of the light striking the dial. This new model for the first time on a Laureato with three hands, contrasts a black rehaut with the primary dial color, which is green in this instance. The outer boundaries of the baton hour and minute hands are treated with black PVD. A discreet date window is positioned at 3 o’clock, it has same color as the dial for visual harmony.
Girard-Perregaux’s house made calibre GP01800-2035 powers the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green. It is an automatic movement with 28 jewels, operating at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and provides an autonomy of 54 hours. There are various decorative techniques in play on the movement. The movement’s main plate has circular graining, while other parts are decorated with techniques like bevelling, mirror-polishing, satin finish, snailing, sunray finish and various engravings. Also, the rhodium-plated oscillating weight is decorated with circular Côtes de Genève, while the bridges are adorned with straight Côtes de Genève.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green 81010-11-3153-1CM comes on a sporty stainless steel bracelet and is priced at $14,300.
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