A year after its comeback in the form of a limited edition commemorating Girard-Perregaux’s 225th anniversary, the Laureato line continues its contemporary adventure with the Laureato 34 model. Within an entirely revisited range, it appears in this super slim size and attired in a diamond-studded mantle of light. Available in steel, in gold or a combination of the two, the Girard-Perregaux icon is interpreted in a delightfully graceful manner.
Since its 1975 launch, the Laureato has been perpetually renewed in terms of both its relevance and its significance, while never betraying its fundamental character traits. The latter are based on the shape of its octagonal bezel that is geometrical yet in no way rigid. It frames a round dial adorned with a Clou de Paris hobnail motif. Its other signature feature is the line visually connecting the lug-free case to a supple metal bracelet with broad domed interlinks.
In 2017, Girard-Perregaux reprises these aesthetic codes to offer a feminine interpretation stemming from a wealth of refined details. The Laureato 34 is a logical continuation of the story – firstly in terms of its quartz movement, since Girard-Perregaux was a pioneer in this type of mechanism. Strongly involved in R&D and a benchmark brand for quart calibres during the 1970s, it became the first – in 1978 – to offer a movement compact enough to equip ladies’ watches.
The case of the Laureato 34 comes in a choice of satin-brushed steel, 18K pink gold, or both at once. In this two-tone variation, the body of the watch is in steel, while the bezel, crown and interlinks are made of gold. In all cases, the gemsetting on the bezel draws the gaze to its subtle aesthetic approach. Given that an octagonal bezel framed by a circle represents an irregular set of surface areas, Girard-Perregaux has set it with 56 diamonds in sizes that vary according to their position and are thus gently tapered so as to occupy the entire space available. This principle recalls that which dictated the shape of the metal bracelet of the Laureato 34. Its first links are the same width as the case, while the last ones close to the clasp are distinctly narrower. This progressively slimmer design also applies to the models fitted with an alligator strap, available in a choice of white, black or anthracite grey and secured by a dainty triple-blade folding clasp.
To ensure a perfect fit on the wrist, the bracelet links are articulated in a perfectly supple way. At 34 in diameter and 7.75 mm thick, its size is beautifully proportioned. Its user-friendly appeal is facilitated by an extremely thin quartz movement produced in-house by Girard-Perregaux.
Material: steel, or pink gold and steel, or 18K pink gold
Gemsetting: bezel set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 0.82 cts
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Thickness: 7.75 mm
Crystal: sapphire glass
Dial: silver-toned or slate grey or blue, with “Clou de Paris” hobnail motif
Hands: baton-type, enhanced with a luminescent substance
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM, 3 bar)
References: GP013100-0002/0003/0004 (silver-toned/grey/blue dial versions), quartz,
Diameter: 20.80 mm (9 ¼’’’)
Thickness: 1.91 mm
Frequency: 32,768 Hz
Functions: hours, minutes, date
Leather strap: white or anthracite grey or black alligator leather, with topstitching
Metal bracelet: steel, or pink gold and steel, or 18K pink gold, with alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces
Clasp: triple folding type, in steel or 18K pink gold
The timepieces fitted with an alligator leather strap are delivered with an additional rubber strap.
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