Month: July 2017

Girard Perregaux The Birth Of The Iconic Masterpiece

The complete Laureato laurel collection, which watch connoisseurs and collectors have been waiting for, was born in 2017 and became one of Girard Perregaux’s core collections. In 2016, Laureato’s laurel collection is back, and the exquisite design of GP Girard-Perregaux’s 225th Anniversary Edition shocked the entire watch industry with great success. This year, Girard Perregaux watches formally established the status of Laureato’s Laureate series: this modern watch combines innovative and unique design, sophisticated pursuit, and reflects the perfect combination of precise time and noble taste. These characteristics weave the long-lasting aesthetics of the Laureato Laurel Collection, which is a classic of the brand.

The Laureato laurel series highlights the highest level of fine watchmaking skills. It is equipped with an automatic winding or quartz movement. There are four cases with different diameters to choose from, as well as stainless steel, gold, two-tone stainless steel or titanium This style, the variety of styles can be described as unprecedented. The new series has nearly 30 models, which has great potential to become a new classic in the international watch industry.
Girard-Perregaux has instilled the essence of watchmaking skills into this unique watch, bringing the most perfect design for men and women who pursue design, watchmaking skills and aesthetics of life. Each watch combines the watchmaking technology and innovative aesthetics that the brand has considered for centuries, and it can be called a model of the Swiss ‘watchmaking capital’ La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The birth of an iconic masterpiece
‘Nomen est Omen’, this Latin proverb means ‘as the name suggests.’ This sentence describes the GP Girard Perregaux Laureato crown series as particularly appropriate.
Back in the mid-1970s, the art of design was undergoing change. Watchmaking technology is facing unprecedented demand: the market is pursuing a watch with both sports style and elegance. This perfect watch should be able to be used for any occasion. The stylish case and strap are seamlessly combined. , Reflecting the ultimate extraordinary aesthetics. GP Girard-Perregaux found an idea in Italy that led to the birth of this concept. The brand commissioned a Milanese architect to study this watch, and what he immediately noticed was its bezel.
Like a true artist, he designed an octagonal crown and set it inside the bezel, showing a harmonious fusion of circular and octagonal. In order to match the dynamics of light and shadow, the eight corners are not connected by clear straight lines, but are composed of polished and delicate convex or concave surfaces to form a harmonious arc.
Let us dare to compare architecture with watch design: Florence’s Basilica of Our Lady of the Flowers is famous for its domed design and octagonal structure. Below it is the nave, auditorium and choir. Does the architect want to condense this concept into a watch? The round top has a built-in octagonal crown, which fits seamlessly with the case and strap? The answer is: of course.
From the level of watchmaking technology, the 1975 Laureato laurel collection contains another surprise: the movement. Four years after the release of the first Swiss-made quartz movement, Girard-Perregaux engineers were determined to cast a particularly thin and small movement. This is the fine movement that drives the Laureato laurel series. Its timekeeping performance is excellent, and it easily passed a series of official accurate tests, making GP Girard Perregaux the watchmaking brand that has been awarded the most quartz chronograph movement certification. Laureato, the name is true.
The essence of technology and modern aesthetics
The Laureato laurel series is a symbol of outstanding personality. The unique and extraordinary personality continues to evolve, while implementing the essence of its craftsmanship and design. This watch series has a polished and detailed octagonal bezel that perfectly integrates with the case without the need for any lugs or rings. The metal bracelet is a natural extension of the case and becomes a unique design element of this watch.
Its metal bracelet is equipped with an oversized H-shaped satin bracelet, interwoven with a polished and arched bracelet. Polished and satin surfaces create a delicate and elegant contrast, giving depth and dynamics to the overall design. As for the texture worn on the wrist, this bracelet has the most important characteristic: it is extremely flexible and fits on the wrist, so it is extremely comfortable to wear on anyone’s wrist.
The Laureato laurel series is known for its ‘Clous de Paris’ stud texture. The fine pyramid pattern interweaves and covers the opening of the entire watch, perfectly capturing the flow of light and shadow. But most importantly, Laureato is a mindset. The strong temperament combined with the aesthetics of sports style, and the exquisite details create an extraordinary sense of fashion, which can not only reach the elegant hall, but also suitable for daily wear. The flexible style comes from the combination of ergonomics, weight, and fashion style, which lays the foundation for four new style designs.
Laureato Tourbillon Series: Golden Bridge’s Exemplary Model

Self-winding mechanical movement / titanium, 18K rose gold, titanium and 18K white gold / 45 mm diameter / dial grey, with ‘Clous de Paris’ studs / stick hands, fluorescent coating / waterproof 50 Meter / Power reserve 49 hours / hours and minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon

The Laureato Tourbillon Series Tourbillon watch combines Girard-Perregaux watches with the essence of watchmaking skills accumulated over the centuries, and is the king of many new Laureato Laurel series watches. Its 45 mm case is made of titanium with gold rivets and GP09510 movement. This high-quality refined movement is hand-crafted by artisans, mechanical engineers, and polishing craftsmen of the brand in Radschonfun. The structure and design are the same as those of other Girard-Perregaux tourbillon watches, including the polished arrows polished by hand Golden Bridge.

This movement is made according to the highest polishing standards and is one of the very few tourbillons equipped with an automatic winding mechanism. It is almost the only masterpiece with a gold micro-rotor. The GP09510 movement has two designs. The first is equipped with a rose gold tourbillon bridge, which complements the rose gold details of the Laureato Tourbillon series tourbillon watch, including the bezel, crown, hour markers and first bracelet assembly. The other is equipped with a platinum tourbillon bridge, which forms a progressive effect with a titanium-plated case.
Laureato Laurel Series-42mm: Men’s Elegant Charm
The Laureato-42mm watch is suitable for daily wear. Its design purpose is to bring the most practical timekeeping function to men who seek taste. Bright and versatile diameter width, with carefully calculated proportions, plus a modest 10.16 mm thickness, can fit into any shirt sleeve or top without appearing too thick. There are three dials with the ‘Clous de Paris’ Paris stud texture, available in silver grey, rock grey and blue.

Self-winding mechanical movement / stainless steel, titanium, 18K rose gold / dial 42 mm / dial silver tone, rock grey, blue with ‘Clous de Paris’ studs / rod-shaped hands, fluorescent coating / waterproof 100 meters / 54 hours power reserve / hour, minute, sweep seconds and date

Both cases are made of stainless steel and rose gold, with a metal bracelet or crocodile leather strap. These classic designs are available in titanium and rose gold, which perfectly extend the original seventies of Laureato. Every Laureato laurel series-42mm watch is equipped with a GP01800 movement. This movement is all designed, produced, assembled and adjusted by GP Girard-Perregaux watches, and is decorated with traditional and meticulous processing effects, which is a symbol of the brand’s watchmaking craftsmanship.
Laureato Laurel Collection-38mm: Classic masterpiece, flexible presentation
The power of this classic watch comes from its transcendence of gender. The Laureato Laurel Collection-38 mm watch is full of personality and is available in men’s and women’s versions. This watch is available in three different color dials: stainless steel, stainless steel bezel with 56 diamonds, and 18K rose gold. All three designs come with a crocodile leather strap or a metal bracelet with the same material as the case.

Self-winding mechanical movement / stainless steel, 18K rose gold / diameter 38mm / waterproof 100m / power reserve 46 hours / hour, minute, sweep seconds hand, date display

The unisex Laureato Laurel Series-38mm watch is equipped with a single GP03300 movement. This self-winding mechanical movement is all produced by Girard-Perregaux. In addition to precision and reliability, it also provides fine hour, minute, second and date displays, showing the diverse style and noble style of the Laureato Laurel Series-38 mm watch.
Laureato Laurel Collection-34mm: Elegant Femininity
The Laureato Laurel Series-34mm watch debuts with unprecedented slimness and the brilliance of precious stones. It is available in stainless steel, white gold or both materials. 56 shiny diamonds are like a halo for a watch, and the size of the diamond is adjusted one by one according to its setting position.

Quartz movement / stainless steel, 18K rose gold and steel, 18K rose gold / stainless steel bezel set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.82 cards / diameter 34 mm / waterproof 30 m / hour, minute, date

This watch is 34 mm in diameter and only 7.75 mm thick. The Girard-Perregaux watch can shape this nearly perfect ratio because it is equipped with a very thin, self-developed quartz movement. This may be surprising, but everyone has to remember: the original Laureato laurel series watch was made for quartz movement. Girard-Perregaux is a pioneer in this area, and it is also the first watch brand to launch women’s watches with quartz movements.
Shaping the future
The Laureato Tourbillon Series Tourbillon Watch, Laureato Laurel Series-42 mm Watch, Laureato Laurel Series-38 mm Watch, and Laureato Laurel Series-34 mm Watch carry out the legendary watchmaking skills of GP Girard-Perregaux and are A new chapter in the design of Parker’s casual fashion watches. Made of stainless steel and gold, this model is precious, simple and elegant, and never out of date, perfectly highlighting the unique value of all Girard-Perregaux watches.