In late June this year, Girard-Perregaux unveiled a limited-edition Laureato Chronograph to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the brand’s trusted retail partner in the Asia Pacific region: PMT The Hour Glass. Girard-Perregaux has given this Laureato chronograph model a beautiful green dial in reference to the retailer’s own iconic colour.
This 15th-anniversary edition is limited to a number of just 50 pieces and comes housed in a 42mm 18-carat pink gold case. The timepiece will be sold exclusively through the retailer’s boutiques. The combination of 18-carat pink gold with this luscious green colored dial makes for one eye-catching timepiece. Like the other timepieces in the Girard-Perregaux Laureato lineup, the brand references design codes from its 1975 Laureato model.
The 18-carat pink gold is carried over to Girard-Perregaux’s iconic octagonal bezel which sits on top of a circular plinth that then sits above the angular tonneau-shaped case design. 18-carat pink gold is also used for the integrated bracelet. The crown and chronograph pushers have all been made from 18-carat gold to keep this uniform material all the way around. Throughout this watch, a mixture of polished and satin-finished surfaces is combined, which gives a contrasting aesthetic.
The green dial comes with a sunray finish which is further enhanced by the Clous de Paris motif. The sub-dials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock only have the sunray finish, which allows them to stand out nicely against the motif of the dial. Two chronograph counters and a small seconds display make up the sub-dial layout. Completing the functionality of the timepiece is a date window played between the 4 and 5 o’clock hour indices. The dial comes with baton-style hour indices and hands, which have also been donned in 18-carat pink gold. This is done to not only match the case and bracelet but also because, against the green dial, the 18-carat pink gold is very aesthetic.
Girard-Perregaux chose the colour green as it is synonymous with PMT The Hour Glass. The colour green brings forth the significance of renewal and the start of a new era, which is a metaphor for PMT The Hour Glass itself, as the retailer looks forward to the next 15 years and beyond.
Beating at the heart of this latest Laureato Chronograph model is the brand’s in-house automatic Calibre GP03300-2203 movement. The movement operates at a high frequency of 4Hz (28, 800 VpH) and gives out a decent power reserve of approximately 46 hours. The case back is closed, however, does come with an inscription marked “One of 50” referencing the timepiece’s limited run.
The combination of 18-carat pink gold with the green dial gives a great elegant and stylish look. Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux loves this new timepiece not only for its design but also what it represents by stating “We value our relationship with PMT The Hour Glass as the company shares many of our values. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, we are delighted to mark the occasion by releasing a beautiful limited-edition version of our legendary Laureato. We look forward to celebrating more milestones together in years to come.”
- Case: 42mm
- Case Material: 18-carat Pink gold
- Dial: Sunray green with a ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern.
- Crystal: Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating.
- Water resistance: 50m (5 bar)
- Movement: Automatic Calibre GP03300-2203
- Power reserve: Approx. 46 hours
- Strap: 18-carat Pink gold bracelet.