Another chapter in the rich history of the Laureato opens up in 2017. Exactly a year after its comeback, a limited edition that commemorates Girard-Perregaux's 225th anniversary, the line pushes on with a more contemporary flair through its Laureato 34 model. This super-slim luxury watch is laid out with a diamond-studded mantle that will be available in either steel, gold, or a combination of the two.
Intended solely for women of cultivated taste, the Laureato 34 is unmistakably feminine, bringing in all the brand's original value while combining it with a fresh, new retake. The 2017 is foreseen to be a Laureato year for women just as it is for men, and both will be treated with delightful surprises.
The Laureato 34 carries a lengthy chronicle. Ever since its launch in 1975, the Laureato has been renewed in terms of relevance while keeping up with its fundamental traits. This, Girard-Perregaux managed to retain the shape of its octagonal bezel that presents a geometrical fancy without the rigidness. It beautifully frames around the dial that is adorned with a Clou de Paris hobnail motif. Another signature feature is the lug-free case that is meant to connect to a supple metal bracelet with domed interlinks.
A satin-brushed bezel sits on a polished ring, matching with a satin-finished caseband that creates a nice play of contrasts. Steel–a material that evokes elegance and versatility, finishes off the design, making it suited to any casual and formal attires.
In 2017, the manufacture makes a reprise to these aesthetic codes to present a truly feminine interpretation of the watch, stemming from an abundance of refined details. It is a continuation of a story. First, in its quartz movement; the Laureato was the first to make a mechanism so compact that it could fit the smaller ladies' watch. As it makes its way through the decades, the Laureato now shines with a glamorous showering of diamonds, all upon a silver-toned, slate gray or blue colored dial, paired with baton-type hours and minutes hands.
Perhaps one thing that is evident is the ergonomic detailing in the new Laureato 34. Bracelet links are carved in a supple way, making the 34mm diameter watch comfortable enough to be worn on the wrist. Added to this feature is the diverse range of materials attuned to women's aspirations, including the choice of satin-brushed steel, an 18k pink gold version, or the mix of both. 56 diamonds are set upon the octagonal bezel that vary according to their position, tapered fluently to make use of the space. A slimmer design, paired with an alligator strap, comes with either a white, black or anthracite gray color and is secured with a triple folding clasp.