Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Green

by Sameera Gamage

Over the last 18 or so months, green dials have been the talk of the watch town. Green dial variants of timepieces join the ever-popular blue dial variants as a need-to-have for any watch collector. Depending on the shade of green used, it can make the dial pop and stand out more than its popular blue counterpart. 

In some cultures, virescent shades of green are associated with harmony, health, hope, and prosperity, while being widely seen as the colour for nature and landscape. The colour green does indeed leave a lasting impression, it’s a classic that’s here to stay.

Girard-Perregaux’s Laureato, which was launched in 1975, is another classic timepiece that ages like fine wine. The iterations of the Laureato that have been created over the years build on the predecessor to improve the mechanical power whilst retaining that timeless design. 

The green dial of this new Laureato is paired with the Clous de Paris dial pattern, which helps showcase the green colour’s richness when light hits it from different angles. Even just looking at this dial plainly, it’s a beautiful evergreen colour that is stunning to look at. 

For the first time on a Laureato three-hander model, Girard-Perregaux has done something entirely new as well, by adding a black flange with the main dial colour, which in this instance is green. The black minute track and black PVD hour indices and hands provide a stark yet beautiful contrast against the green, which incidentally also helps the dial colour stand out even more. 

All of this is encapsulated in a 42mm stainless steel case which stays true to Laureato’s tradition of juxtaposing polished and satin-finished surfaces throughout the case. The integrated bracelet provides versatility and comfortable wear thanks to its design. 

This Laureato green dial comes equipped with the self-winding movement, the Calibre GP01800. This GP01800 movement operates at a 4Hz (28,800 VpH) frequency while giving out a power reserve of approximately 54 hours. Girard-Perregaux is well known for Haute Horlogerie, so it’s no surprise that the movement GP01800 is covered in refined details. The main plate has circular graining, while other components feature bevelling, mirror-polishing, satin finishes, snailing, and sunray finishes, along with various engravings. This immaculate detail can be seen from the open case back. 

The timeless design of the Girard-Perregaux Lautearo is finally met with the timeless charm of green. Making itself a permanent member of the Lautearo collection, it’ll also no doubt make an excellent addition to the watch enthusiasts that love this beautiful colour. 

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