For its 2019 assortment, Girard-Perregaux acquainted a unique “Earth with Sky” theme, which has been executed on both existing pieces (like the 1966) or on new watches (like the Laureato Absolute). The name alludes to the astounding combination of shadings, blending the darkness of the universe in with the blueness of Earth. This “Earth to Sky” theme is currently applied to one of the brand’s signature watches, the Ceramic Skeleton Laureato.
It is often said that beat up don’t coordinate (at any rate, in style). In any case, this was the strong decision received by Girard-Perregaux for its 2019 assortment: completely darkened watches (case and tie) fitted with slope blue dials. What’s more, in the metal, the outcome was shockingly attractive. Therefore, a similar shading plan is applied to the brand’s vision of an extravagance sports watch, the Laureato, in its full dark clay variant with a currently skeletonized movement.
This new form, named Laureato Skeleton “Earth to Sky” Edition, depends on a watch we’ve effectively shrouded in the past here . The recovery of the Laureato happened in 2016 . This watch, presented for the 225th commemoration of the brand, was a vintage-enlivened piece (in any event for the shape), yet currently estimated and fueled by a mechanical development (the 1975 rendition was quartz). The genuine comeback of the Laureato, as a full, standard assortment, occurred at the SIHH 2017, with a complete scope of watches: 42mm, 38mm, 34mm distances across, in steel, in two-tone, in titanium, in ceramic or in gold, with time-and-date development, with chronograph, with tourbillon, with skeletonized type. Not, at this point an independent watch however an appropriate devoted collection.
For this “Earth to Sky” Edition, Girard-Perregaux has picked the Laureato Skeleton as a base. It comes in a 42mm case made of dark ceramic, which actually holds similar brushed and cleaned surfaces as the metallic models. The case has a particular extravagance sports watch shape, with an octagonal bezel, a pad molded case, a thin profile and an incorporated wristband – likewise executed in full dark ceramic.
The “face” of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton “Earth to Sky” Edition is a dark blue tone. As you can anticipate from a skeleton watch, there’s no legitimate dial except for the sapphire precious stone uncovers the emptied principle plate of the development, encircled by an inward rib on which the hour files glide. The two components are PVD covered. The presentation is old style, with hours and minutes in the middle, a watchful running seconds at 10 o’clock. At 12 o’clock, the controlling organ can be seen beating through the openworked plates.
The development of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton “Earth to Sky” depends on the brand’s in-house type 1800. This self-winding development has been currently openworked (counting the focal twisting rotor), with decent bends and sharp points. The completing is delightful, with straight-brushed surfaces and cleaned sloped points. The development offers a comfortable 54-hour power reserve.
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton “Earth to Sky” Edition is a non-restricted edition, which will be valued at CHF 38,500. More subtleties at www.girard-perregaux.com .