Girard-Perregaux’s Laureato collection reinterprets the great watchmaking classics and the latest of these is the Perpetual Calendar.

Laureato was originally designed in 1975 by a Milanese architect and immediately established itself as an object of art, history, and form. The latest generation of the Laureato, was relaunched in 2016 and now further enriched in 2018. The vision remains identical to that of an architect, but with a watch, the challenge is concentrated within the few cubic centimeters and is observed close up, directly on the skin.

The Laureato Perpetual Calendar is easy to read, easy to adjust and easy to wear, carved from a 42 mm diameter steel block, alternately polished and satin-finished. The striking blue dial is adorned with a Clous de Paris hobnail pattern, against which the white markers stand out.

At the heart of the Laureato Perpetual Calendar beats a new movement specifically created for the piece, a Calibre GP01800-0033, entirely developed, produced, finished and assembled in-house. In addition to the hours and minutes, it indicates the day, date, month and whether or not it’s a leap year. The perpetual calendar is able to follow the irregular cycle that governs the length of months, whether they last 28 or 29 days in the case of February, 30 or 31 days for the other eleven months and requires only one manual correction every 100 years. As for operation, the Laureato Perpetual Calendar uses a single pushbutton, located at 8 o’clock, which controls the day cycle.

Girard Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar

The days are shown at 9 o’clock and the pointer-type date display between 2 and 3 o’clock, while the month appears through a large window at 6 o’clock, marked by an off-centered pointer at 5 o’clock. Just above it, a smoothly textured area divided into four sections reveals the nature of the current year.

The Laureato Perpetual Calendar comes on a metallic bracelet with alternating polished and satin-finish surfaces; the lugs are seamlessly integrated into its design with its octagonal polished bezel inscribed in a circle.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model: Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar Ref: GP01800-0033
  • Dial/Case: 42 mm x 11.84 mm height, stainless steel with polished and satin-brushed finishes
  • Movement: Calibre GP01800-0033, automatic, Côtes de Genève motif
    Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 54 hours
  • Water resistance: 100 meters (10 ATM)

 

How much?

CHF32,030 (without taxes)

 

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