Introduced recently during the Festival Automobile International in Paris, this Laureato Absolute Passion is decked out in hustling red and smooth dark attire to commend the brand’s organization with the occasion. A restricted version of 50 watches, this chronograph joins the edgier, more contemporary Laureato Absolute watch sub-family recognized by dark PVD-covered titanium cases, amazing 300m water-obstruction and in-house developments.
Origins of the Laureato
When it was first presented in 1975, the Laureato was situated as the brand’s interpretation of the extravagance sports watch, another kind that had quite recently hit the business sectors in 1972 locally available Gérald Genta’s exploring Royal Oak for Audemars Piguet. Initially introduced in a matte steel case with bits of gold, the measured plan of the Laureato was recognized by its cleaned gold octagonal bezel, a pad formed case, an incorporated arm band with a gold stripe and a white hobnail design decorated on the dial. Returned to in 2016 following quite a while of inertia as a completely fledged assortment in 2017 QPs
The later Laureato Absolute line is recognized by bigger 44mm models with dark PVD-treated titanium cases and coordinated elastic lashes for an edgier, more obscure and more exceptional look and feel. The new Laureato Absolute Passion has a place with this specific sub-group of the Laureato.
Titanium dark PVD-covered case
With a breadth of 44mm and a tallness of 14.65mm, the instance of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Passion is huge and on the thick side yet in line with its energetic character. Housed in a dark PVD-covered titanium case, the watch is lightweight and versatile and the dark case will cause it to appear to be more modest than its estimations show. Coordinated to an incorporated dark elastic tie, the watch will sit comfortably on most wrists, in spite of a huge diameter.
Using a blend of brushed and cleaned surfaces, the intense precise engineering of the case and the octagonal bezel are underscored. The two pushers on one or the other side of the crown monitors are not cylinder molded like those on the ‘normal’ Laureato chronographs . The pushers on the Laureato Absolute, beautified with a bit of red, are rectangular and bended to coordinate the state of the case giving them a sleeker profile and improved ergonomics. The caseback is shut with six screws guaranteeing the great water-obstruction of 300 meters on all Laureato Absolute watches – especially amazing with regards to a chronograph.
Contrary to numerous chronographs with tachymetre scales and occupied dials, the matte dark dial of this Laureato Absolute Chronograph transfers the fundamental material in a realistic and clear way. The inward spine with the white seconds track inclines at a point giving the dial extra profundity. Another intriguing subtlety is the manner in which the hour lists are removed from the dark surface of the dial and painted red making a sandwich-like dial. The three sub-counters are likewise somewhat recessed with splendid red snailed insides and clear white markings and hands. Brilliant material on the focal hour and moment hands and at the tip of great importance lists guarantees intelligibility in helpless light conditions. Normally, the focal chronograph hand is likewise red. Albeit not every person appreciates a date window, it is here coordinated a way that you may even neglect its essence – it’s wrapped up somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock and has a dark foundation to coordinate the dial.
The dark and-red shading plan proceeds on the coordinated elastic lash with a red texture impact, red fastens and a dark PVD-covered titanium collapsing catch with a miniature change system.
The Laureato Absolute Passion is fitted with an in-house programmed chronograph development, the Caliber GP03300-1058. This development depends on the brand’s fabricate 3-hand self-winding type 3300, on top of which sits a chronograph module. Working at 4Hz/28,800vph, this production development will keep the time, date, little seconds and chronograph capacities ticking for 46 hours. Albeit the caseback is fixed, the development is pleasantly gotten done with round graining, slanting and Côtes de Genève on the steel rotor and bridges.
Availability and price
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Passion (ref. 81060-21-692-FH6A) is a restricted version of 50 watches and retails for CHF 13,500 or EUR 13,500. More data is accessible at girard-perregaux.com .