For the third consecutive year, Manufacture Girard-Perregaux is serving as official partner of the Rallye des Caprices which is holding its 2017 edition.

The Rallye des Caprices is the first exclusively feminine regularity rally raced in Switzerland in collector’s cars. For the third consecutive year, it offers a girls-only sporting challenge at the wheel of vintage models, along with a four-day opportunity to discover Switzerland’s most stunning scenery and finest hotels. Combining the thrills of driving with the comfort of five-star stopovers, the Rallye des Caprices 2017 attracts women drivers who love adventures and vintage vehicles.

Girard-Perregaux quite naturally chose to associate with this sporting challenge – featuring a flurry of small and large mechanisms humming to Swiss time – which it sees as an opportunity to strengthen its ties with the automobile world, as well as paying special tribute to women. The last stage of this year’s Rallye des Caprices will take place at the Bonmont Golf Club in Chéserex, where Girard-Perregaux will be delighted to reward the victorious team with two Laureato ladies’ watches.

On this occasion, the special edition of the Laureato 34 mm which will be handed to each of the two winners will be fitted with a blue strap in the Rallye des Caprices colours.

Now part of an entirely revamped range, the Laureato first launched in 1975 now appears in a dainty new size lit up by diamonds in its 34 mm version. Intended for cultivated women of taste, the Laureato 34 is intensely feminine while conveying all the original brand values. Laureato also stands for pleasing substance and texture, born from a combination of materials including a satin-brushed bezel concealing a polished ring on the equally satin-brushed case middle, thereby creating a subtle set of contrasts. It is also a state of mind: chic steel, sporting elegance and inherent versatility, making it a watch for daily wear in every circumstances. This new interpretation of the iconic Girard-Perregaux model is based on age-old expertise cultivated by the brand for over 225 years.