Girard-Perregaux introduces the Laureato Skeleton

GP Laureato Skeleton

Girard-Perregaux’s Laureato Skeleton is the latest addition to its popular Laureato family.

The metal bracelet of the Laureato Skeleton is composed of links featuring alternating matt and satin-brushed surfaces, while the lugs form an integral part of its case design.

The envelope, which protects and contains the functional organs, is a rigorously designed 42 mm-diameter, 10.88 mm-thick case, available in stainless steel or 18K pink gold, matching the bracelet.

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The skeleton movement is a Calibre GP01800-0006, entirely developed, produced, finished and assembled within the walls of the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux. Positioned at 12 o’clock is its variable-inertia balance, used for the first time by Girard-Perregaux in a GP1800 movement.

The watch’s rotor is carved from a block of 18K pink gold and open-worked like the rest of the movement. This component, which normally covers and conceals the other elements, thus allows light to flood through the Laureato Skeleton like a stained-glass window. Instead of a dial, the movement is rimmed by suspended hour-markers.

The remaining surface of the movement is given a matt effect by satin brushing, creating a texture that catches and holds the light. The overall anthracite treatment gives a dark glow that sets the perfect finishing touch to the contrasting effects, enlivening the Laureato Skeleton.

GP’s offering is the latest addition to the Laureato family, which was born in the 1970s, originally designed by a Milan-based architect.

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