Laureato Skeleton: Girard-Perregaux’s New Edition Is A Must-Have For Every Watch Collector
Designed in the 1970s, the Laureato watch established itself as an object of art, history, and form by combining tradition and innovation. Its octagon bezel and seamless bracelet connection has become one of the brand’s signature designs and contributions to the world of watch-making. For those who are looking for a timepiece to invest in, the Laureato Skeleton is a great addition to anyone’s arsenal. A pillar of technique and advancement, the Laureato’s movement and exquisite architecture is one that would perfectly benefit from a skeletonised face.
Like all excellent watch houses, Girard-Perregaux is always on the cusp of modernisation. Thus, the brand takes one of its icons through an evolutionary re-design— combining contemporary material with the ancestral art of skeletonisation. Launched early 2019, this edition of the Laureato is not only stunning to behold but also carries an exquisite movement beloved by many.
The skeletonisation process occupies a special place in the universe of haute horology. To skeletonise a movement means to hollow it out until only the vital remains. It is not only a sight to behold but more so an exhibit where one can properly appreciate a movement the brand has developed across years.
The Laureato Skeleton “Earth to Sky” edition is a doubling in artistic effort — not only through the skeletonisation of the movement, but by paying homage to the muted colour combination of blue and black.
The timepiece features a blue interior and black exterior; the juxtaposition of which creates an intricately beautiful (yet substantially) versatile look. This makes the timepiece incredibly adaptable, able to transition from day to night or casual to formal, depending on the wearer's needs. Beyond the colour way, the "Earth to Sky" edition is also a study on excellent horology and technique.
The sober black ceramic case has a diameter of 42mm and a thickness of 10.93mm. It is seamlessly connected to the lugs and bracelet. This Laureato version features alternating matte and satin surface finishes on the bracelet links. This play with curves and clearly-defined lines makes for a captivating timepiece. To complete the look, the famous octagonal bezel is polished and carefully inscribed in a circle. All things considered, the design reveals an attention to proportions and ergonomics.
If you're looking for a timepiece that is not only stunning to behold but also carries a storied history of haute horology, then make sure to check out the Laureato Skeleton. For those who champion versatility and subdued elegance, the "Earth to Sky" edition will perfectly match your day-to-day schedule.
A timepiece is more than just an accessory. It is a reflection of its wearer and his or her philosophy in life. For those who carry a skeletonised Laureato, design and excellence are matters that deserved ardent attention.