SUMMER IN WINTER
Like a warm sunny caress to wear on the wrist, this steel watch unveiled by the La Chaux-de-Fonds brand remains faithful to the aesthetic codes of the collection born in the 1970s.
The architecture of its silhouette symbolizes a look that was born almost fifty years ago, in 1975 to be exact, and if its Seventies design has evolved slightly over time, it has retained the aesthetic codes that make it so charming and desirable. What is it? The Laureato watch, of course! This Girard-Perregaux timepiece remains a must-have in the contemporary watchmaking landscape, with a strong style for wrists with a strong personality. This winter, a few days before the end-of-year festivities, the La Chaux-de-Fonds-based brand is unveiling a model that shines like a summer sun: the Laureato 38mm Copper.
Produced in limited quantities, this new model features a face with a Clous de Paris pattern dressed in a warm copper hue, sometimes golden brown, sometimes tan, depending on the light. A changing effect that is enhanced by the applied arrow markers and the hour and minute hands, all in a baton style, rhodium-plated and highlighted with white luminescent material. Only the central second hand with its counterweight inspired by the contours of the emblematic Girard-Perregaux bridge and the background of the date window take up the sunny touch of the dial. The Laureato‘s steel case, which is shaped like a barrel with full lugs and an ergonomic link bracelet, measures 39mm in diameter and 10mm thick – ideal dimensions for most wrists – and is topped by a satin-finished octagonal bezel resting on a large polished ring. It houses the automatic GP03300-2034 caliber with a gold oscillating weight that provides 46 hours of power reserve.