The Manufacture Girard-Perregaux has chosen to associate with the seventh edition of the famous Only Watch auction dedicated to research on neuromuscular diseases. Held under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Only Watch is a major charity auction event for which Girard-Perregaux has created a one-of-a-kind interpretation of the famous Laureato.The Manufacture Girard-Perregaux has chosen to associate with the seventh edition of the famous Only Watch auction dedicated to research on neuromuscular diseases. Held under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Only Watch is a major charity auction event for which Girard-Perregaux has created a one-of-a-kind interpretation of the famous Laureato.
An iconic model born in the 1970s, the Laureato has now been revived in the form of an extremely coherent collection presented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in January 2017. The formidable success encountered by this reinterpreted line has confirmed the aptness of its design as well as the avant-garde nature of the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture.
Based on the natural aura of this inspired and timeless design, as well as its ability to embody values cherished as much by the up-and-coming generation as by this Maison founded in 1791, the company management has chosen to donate a strictly one-of-a-kind version of the Laureato to ONLY WATCH 2017.
The art of daring to be uniqueThe Laureato exclusively offered for bidding at ONLY WATCH, representing an extrapolation of a line of contemporary products with a powerful identity, is a distinctive and ideally proportioned watch. Ensuring a pleasant feel on the wrist with its substantial 42 mm diameter and a thickness of just 10.16 mm, this model loyal to the original spirit of its watchmaking legend is attired on this occasion in a case made of bronze – a noble, artistic and firmly on-trend material – teamed with a chocolate brown alligator leather strap.
This marvellously balanced timepiece with its contemporary casual chic style, thus issued in a one-off edition, is destined to epitomise the generosity of a true aesthete. Exuding an innate power stemming from noble refinement, this model draws its strength from the values that shape the creations bearing the Girard-Perregaux. Unique in terms of its destination, it embodies through its sporting and elegant lines the very essence of the standards of excellence upheld by the Manufacture that has brought it to life.
Laureato Only Watch 2017 Special Edition
Case Material: bronzeDiameter: 42 mmThickness: 10.88 mmGlass: glare-proofed sapphire crystalCase-back: sapphire, transferred Only Watch inscriptionDial: slate greyHands: baton-type, enhanced with luminescent substance Water Resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM, 3 bar)
MovementReference: GP01800-0008, mechanical self-windingDiameter: 30 mm (13¼’’’) Thickness: 3.97 mmFrequency: 28 800 vph. (4 Hz)Number of components: 191Jewels: 28Power reserve: 54 hoursFunctions: hours, minutes, sweep-seconds hand, date StrapLeather strap: chocolate brown alligator leather with topstitchingClasp: titanium triple folding clasp
About Girard-Perregaux Girard-Perregaux is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer that traces its origins to 1791. The history of the Brand is marked by legendary watches that combine sharp design with innovative artisanship such as the renowned Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, presented by Constant Girard-Perregaux in 1889 at the Paris Universal Exhibition, where it was awarded a gold medal.
With more than 90 registered patents, Girard-Perregaux is devoted to the creation of state-of-the-art Haute Horlogerie and is one of the few watchmakers to unite all the skills of design and manufacture under the same roof — including the forging of the “heart” of the watch, the movement. In 2013, Girard-Perregaux received numerous prizes for its groundbreaking Constant Escapement L.M. timepiece, including the most prestigious one: The Aiguille d’Or of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.Girard-Perregaux is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories, which develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands.