Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton

Designed by a Milan-based architect in the 1970’s, the Laureato is an icon for Girard-Perregaux. They relaunched the modern version of the Laureato in 2016 during the celebration of their 225th anniversary.  The spirit of the original model remained intact and was enhanced into a modern version. After launching a wide collection of models ranging from 34 to 45mm in verious configurations, Girard-Perregaux now extends the collection with a the Laureato Skeleton in stainless steel and 18 karat pink gold.

The Laureato Skeleton comes in a 42 mm-diameter case which is just under 11 mm thick. It has a matching bracelet that is mode in an alternating matt and satin-brushed surface. The lugs form an integral part of the case design thus connecting the bracelet in clean lines.  Framed by a circle, the octagonal bezel is a common shape for (iconic) watches designed in the 70’s and is well balanced.

Eye-catching heart of this watch is the skeletonized GP01800-0006 calibre with the balance wheel positioned at 12 o’clock. Note that this calibre is entirely developed, produced, finished and assembled within the walls of the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture. It has undergone extensive skeletonizing thus reducing the bridges and mainplate to a minimal see-through framework. Same goes for the rotor which is carved from a block of 18K pink gold and openworked like the rest of the movement. Instead of  having a dial the movement is surrounded by hour-markers. Edges of the movement are chamfered and the remaining surface has a satin brushed finish.

 

Technical Specifications

Case

Material: stainless steel or 18K pink gold

Diameter: 42.00 mm

Thickness: 10.88 mm

Crystal: sapphire glareproofed on both sides

Dial: peripheral ring with suspended luminescent hour-markers

Hands: baton-type, luminescent

Water resistance: 100 metres for the stainless steel version, 50 meters for the pink gold version

Movement

Reference: GP01800-0006, skeletonised

Winding: automatic, via a skeletonised 18K gold rotor

Diameter: 30.6 mm (13¼’’’)

Thickness: 4.16 mm

Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Number of components: 173

Jewels: 25

Power reserve: 54 hours

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 10 o’clock

Bracelets

In stainless steel or 18K pink gold with alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces

Triple-blade folding clasp, in stainless steel or 18K pink gold

References and RRP

Steel Model : 81015-11-001-11A Germany: 32.300,- €/ Austria 32.600,- €

Pink gold Model : 81015-52-002-52A Germany: 63.500,- €/ Austria: 63.900,- €

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2 Comments

  1. Debashish says:

    Skeleton watches look great, yet reading time at a glance is ultra-difficult.

  2. sabine rehage says:

    Nice 🙂
    Thanks Bert!!!
    Best regards,
    Sabine