Presenting the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light
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During my visit to the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture, I got the chance to see some of the novelties. Between them, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light. The watch is a new addition in the Laureato Absolute collection – first revealed at the 2019 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Here are some information and pictures with the new timepiece.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

Short presentation of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

The new Laureato Absolute collection takes the key elements of the traditional Laureato watches and adds some new design features and ultra-modern technologies.

When is nothing left to hide

The sapphire case of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light has the romantic touch of the Laureato – the octagonal bezel based on a round plate.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

The 44mm case combines sapphire and titanium in seamless integration. The construction permits the easy visualisation of all the elements. The octagonal shape of the bezel can be found at the movement’s mainplate. Moreover, these two elements are screwed together.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

As you can notice, the view is spectacular. Note the excellent implementation of the integrated titanium lugs. The crown is another familiar encounter.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

The caseback finalise the octagonal sandwich – eight highly polished screws keep everything in place.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

The skeletonised movement is freely visible from top and bottom. There is no dial plate. For good legibility, the external NAC-treated ring serves as a chapter ring. Eleven raised elements and the Girard-Perregaux logo serve as hour markers.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

The hands are familiar. The skeletonized with luminescent material insert hands can be found on the Laureato collection timepieces. It is one of the Laureato’s language elements. The small seconds’ indication, placed at 10 o’clock, is almost inobservable.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

Calibre GP01800-1143

For the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light was used an open-worked interpretation of the GP01800 movement. The movement structure and architecture is gorgeous. All the surfaces are highlighted by NAC treatment.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

The rotor was skeletonised to maximise the view of and through the movement. The visible finishes are delightful.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

A modern presentation

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light has an integrated rubber strap. The deployant clasp has a micro-adjustment system permitting optimal comfort.

micro-adjustment system

The watch is a bold appearance. The modern approach and the combination of materials used reveal all the details. A collector passionate about the latest technologies will appreciate fully the construction of the Laureato Absolute Light.

Laureato Absolute Light

I am usually no fan of the rubber straps on this kind of timepieces. But I admit they go very well together. It is a good balance with the case and the visible mechanism. The watch is a great achievement – Girard-Perregaux implemented all the Laureato signature details into a hard to manufacture, ultra-tech piece. Exceptional!

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

Limited to 88 pieces

Case

  • Material: sapphire and titanium
  • Diameter: 44.00 mm
  • Height: 11.56 mm
  • Glass: anti-reflective sapphire
  • Case-back: anti-reflective sapphire crystal, engraved “Limited Edition of 88”
  • Dial: 3D ring with polished triangular indexes
  • Hands: skeletonized with luminescent material
  • Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

 Movement

  • Reference: GP01800-1143
  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • Diameter: 30.00 mm (131/4’’’)
  • Height: 4.16 mm
  • Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
  • Number of components: 172
  • Number of jewels: 25
  • Power reserve: min. 54 hours
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds

Bracelet

  • Material: black rubber with a fabric effect, black stitching
  • Buckle: titanium, folding with micro-adjustment system

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light Gallery

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