GIRARD-PERREGAUX – LAUREATO 34
La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture showcases its harmoniously-sized ladies’ watch, proposed on three classical colours.
The Laureato timepiece may have been created back in 1975 but it hasn’t aged a bit! Now a mature 41 year-old, it continues to cultivate its classical, though not in the least boring, style and its ever-so strong identity. To celebrate the arrival of the New Year, Girard-Perregaux has designed a watch for today’s woman, available in three choices of gold and three dial shades, which can be worn to highlight the strict businesswoman look or, on the contrary, to eclipse the casual-wear look of a garment, or even to enhance a cocktail dress. In short, an incredibly versatile timepiece that doesn’t just tell the time but is also a definite ‘must-have’ partner when it comes to daily style.
As its name suggests, the Laureato 34’s case diameter measures 34 mm and it is 7.75 mm thick. This elegant fineness was achieved thanks to the GP013100 quartz movement nestling in the heart of this metal case. The case is proposed in steel, in rose gold or a harmonious two-tone (silvered case middle and bezel, with golden crown and central element). Just like mix & match clothing, the Laureato 34 is an exquisite blend of styles that features a horizontally-brushed case middle and a polished ring crowned by an octagonal bezel strewn with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.82 carats).
The dial disc, edged with a flange that embraces the minute tracker, is decorated with the pyramidal Clou de Paris motif. It is available in three discreetly-sophisticated tints: slate grey, silvered opaline and blue. A pair of baton-style hands, highlighted with a luminescent line, are set in the centre of this three-dimensional textured face. And, last but not least, the date is displayed in an aperture at 3 o’clock.
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By Sharmila Bertin