October 23, 2017
The new ceramic-clad Laureato
For the first time in its history, the Laureato is welcoming a new version entirely clothed in black ceramic, the Laureato 42 mm Ceramic. Girard-Perregaux is thereby introducing its emblematic model to the rich world of this material. Thus attired, the iconic Girard-Perregaux casual chic watch takes a walk on the dark side, but only to further enhance its charisma and its strong presence. In donning a ceramic mantle in the darkest shade of all, the Laureato once again displays the strength and relevance of its design, capable of multiple mutations through time in terms of both size and materials.
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 ceramic further accentuates its ergonomic qualities. This noble technical material is at once light, scratch-resistant and extremely well tolerated by the skin.
As a horological icon, Laureato continues playing with contemporary codes. This architectural watch adopts this new material like a natural extension of its nature. It absorbs the structural and ergonomic benefits of ceramic and applies them to the service of wearer comfort. The absolute fashion colour and a must-have for professional watches, black suits the Laureato as if were born that way…
The Laureato 42 mm Ceramic in its black livery explores whole new fields of expression. More understated or technical depending on its interpretations, it draws upon the infinite possibilities afforded by black. The bracelet of this model is a natural extension of the case and as such represents an inherent design element in its own right. It is distinguished by its wide shaped satin-brushed links and by its domed and polished interlink elements, entirely made of black ceramic.
The interplay of polished and satin-brushed surfaces creates fascinating depth effects and enlivens the watch even when it such a deep shade of black. The exceptionally supple bracelet makes the Laureato 42 mm Ceramic perfectly comfortable on any type of wrist.
Girard-Perregaux thus provides a reminder that sporting chic is not merely an expression or an empty phrase. The Laureato is a sports watch and a chic watch in equal measure. This versatile and enduring horological work of art is a true icon.