The Laureato , since its presentation at the SIHH 2017, has been an extraordinary achievement for Girard-Perregaux and had permitted it to get back into the super competitive and very in vogue market of the extravagance sports watch. Previously existing in a variety of models (3-hand, chronograph, tourbillon, skeleton, full artistic ), the brand proceeds with the extension of this assortment at this point looking at conventional complications. As a preview of what is to come at the SIHH 2019, meet the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar, in energetic steel attire.
This watch is obviously expected to compete with the AP Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar and the PP Nautilus 5740G . Notwithstanding, similarly as with the remainder of the Laureato assortment, this new Perpetual Calendar variant is a marginally more “accessible” offering (moderately speaking, obviously). That doesn’t mean alternate ways either, as the development in this watch has extraordinary contentions and the plan, on account of a unique showcase, makes a statement.
As for the habillage of this Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar, no enormous astonishments. The fundamentals of the Laureato are as yet present, which means a 42mm x 11.84mm tonneau case with a bezel mixing octagonal and round shapes – the entirety of that suggestive of the first 1970s Laureato watch. The incorporated arm band is likewise important for the bundle. Both substitute with cleaned and silk brushed surfaces. Shockingly for a particularly complex watch, the case remains made in hardened steel, however this is in accordance with the first idea of the extravagance sports watch. As of now, this is the solitary combination accessible, despite the fact that we can envision this watch will later be offered in gold, in two-tone (titanium/gold) and with leather lash options.
The dial additionally adheres to the typical codes of the assortment. The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar is currently presented with a blue dial – and once more, other varieties may be presented down the line. The dial depends on a similar “Clou de Paris” design found on all the Laureato models and shows tone-on-tone blued steel records and hands – both loaded up with iridescent paint. A few bits of red (jump year hand, first day of the month and the marker for the current month) give the watch an extra twist.
What’s new then on this Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar? For this watch, Girard-Perregaux has been utilizing recognizable mechanics, for both the QP module and the base development – the last being the exemplary programmed type GP01800, used to control the programmed 3-hand, the skeleton model or even the chronograph module. This development is rather enormous and incredible, with 54 hours of force save. It is noticeable through the caseback and shows a charming beautification just as a demonstrated reliability.
To show the calendar signs, GP has furnished its Laureato Perpetual Calendar with the module presented on the 1966 Perpetual Calendar new age (dispatched in 2017). This module is sharp, basic and ensured. No recessed pushers in the caseband here yet instead a single press button, situated at 8 o’clock, which controls the day cycle. The setting of the date, month and kind of year (jump or non-jump year) is straightforwardly available by the crown and works in the two ways. This module got from the definitely realized Annual Calendar show and depends on compliant systems to permit these simple operations.
Surprisingly, while the showcase may look excessively unique for the exquisite 1966, for this situation, it bodes well. Nothing is found where it ordinarily is – day at 9 o’clock, date at 2 o’clock, month at 5 o’clock, jump year at 6 o’clock – however that gives a genuine character to this watch (rather than depending on the typical Dubois Depraz module with exemplary sub-dials). This absence of equilibrium in the presentation is extremely lovely in this extravagance sports watch setting – and this is additionally what made the PP Nautilus 5712 so successful.
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar will be officially presented at the SIHH 2019. Accessibility isn’t affirmed at this point yet the cost is now reported at CHF 34,500. More subtleties on www.girard-perregaux.com .