Girard-Perregaux Laureato Summer Edition 2018

Viola Armonia, Giallo Luce, Blu Infinito, Turchese Purezza, Rosa Prezioso..the names of the watches in the new Laureato summer collection are being touted as “uniquely capable of jumping the gender barrier.” from Girard-Perregaux resonate with refined accents of Italy, like a hymn to the dolce vita.

The sporty Laureato was first introduced in the 1970s and made a comeback when it was reintroduced in 2016 as a limited series paying tribute to Girard-Perregaux’s 225th anniversary. Since the Laureato’s triumphant comeback, Girard-Perregaux has largely focused on technical, masculine models featuring chronographs, skeletons, tourbillons and skeletonised flying tourbillons. For women, the 34 mm and 38 mm versions in white ceramic offered classical styling and understatement with silver, anthracite and midnight blue dials, the 34 mm Laureato Royalty an exception with its bold royal blue dial.

The purple, blue and yellow models have a diameter of 38 mm and house a self-winding mechanical movement. The timepiece features a Clou de Paris hobnail pattern on the dial with a painted finish encased in an octagonal bezel is set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds. The new 38 mm Summer Edition Laureato features the manufacture’s in-house, self-winding GP03300 movement, which has a main plate and oscillating weight engraved with a Côtes de Genève pattern and features 46 hours of power reserve.

But for ladies that still prefer a more traditionally female-proportioned timepiece, Girard-Perregaux has also introduced a 34 mm Laureato Summer Edition in pink and sea green. Pink has been a trending colour of late, among both men and women.

Available in 38 and 34mm sizes, each model comes in a 75-piece version, fitted with a stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap in the same shade as the dial, creating a colour block effect that is even more electrifying. For Girard-Perregaux, watchmaking like fashion provides endless scope for infinitely varied experiences.