January 9, 2018

Pure, precious and as iconic as ever. Girard-Perregaux introduces its Laureato in a white ceramic version: The Laureato 38mm Ceramic White. Thus attired, the iconic sporting chic Girard-Perregaux watch turns resolutely to the light. By slipping into this pristine white exterior, the Laureato once again demonstrates the strength and relevance of its design, capable of multiple mutations through time in terms of both size and materials. 

Further accentuating its shimmering intensity, the Laureato 38mm Ceramic White features a bezel and crown in steel, whose colour is picked up in the hour-markers and hands. Better still, this bezel sparkles with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds. Their respective sizes reflect each variation in the thickness of the octagonal bezel, entirely filling it with their radiance. In this white and steel version, the Laureato 38mm Ceramic strikes a soft and precious balance, thereby creating even more fascinating depth effects and greater expressiveness. 

The Laureato has a personality all its own. Its genetic code drives evolutions in various details of its appearance, while never distorting its essence. The Laureato is defined by a polished octagonal bezel fitted on an integrated case, meaning with no lugs or loops. The use of ceramics further accentuates the ergonomic qualities of the Laureato 38mm Ceramic White. This noble technical material is at once light, virtually scratchproof and extremely well tolerated by the skin.

As a horological icon, Laureato continues playing with contemporary codes. This architectural watch adopts this new material like a natural extension of its nature. It absorbs the structural and ergonomic benefits of ceramics and applies them to the service of wearer comfort. The absolute fashion colour and synonymous with purity and freshness, white clothes the Laureato 38mm Ceramic White with natural grace.

The bracelet of the Laureato 38mm Ceramic White, a natural extension of the case, is an original design element in its own right. It is distinguished by its wide and entirely white ceramic satin-brushed H-shaped links as well as its domed and polished interlink elements.

The interplay of polished and satin-brushed surfaces creates heightened visual interest and enlivens the watch even though it is white, a colour whose radiance tends to absorb details. This bracelet is exceptionally supple on the wrist, making the Laureato 38 mm Ceramic White a perfectly comfortable fit. The Laureato 38mm Ceramic White is available on a white rubber strap too.

Girard-Perregaux thereby provides a reminder that sporting chic is not just an expression or an empty phrase. The Laureato is a sports watch and a chic watch in equal measure. This versatile and enduring horological work of art is a true icon.