Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm

written by YWH team 18 September 2017
Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm
Quick specs Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm
Price: starting at $ 10,300 | approx. € 8.600 | approx. £ 7,600
Size: 42 mm
Reference: see below
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In 2016 Girard-Perregaux brought back its iconic Laureato in honor of their 225th anniversary of the brand. That limited edition of 225 pieces was just a preview of the current overload of Laureato’s that GP is releasing in 2017. A 34 mm quartz version, a 38 mm automatic one, a skeleton piece and one with a tourbillon. And finally, this Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm automatic.

Suffice to say: Girard-Perregaux is hoping that the Laureato will be its new cash cow. The heritage is strong enough. The watch was first introduced in 1975 as a competitor against the giants like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm might become the most popular Laureato

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As is the case with the other legends, the key design aesthetic is its bezel. In essence, a circle with an octagon. The 42-millimeter automatic version with the GP01800 caliber combines this with a Clous de Paris pattern on the dial and baton hands.

There is no shortage of choice, you can go for a titanium and 18-carat gold piece with a bracelet or leather strap. Or a stainless steel Laureato with a bracelet or black leather strap. To make it even more difficult there is also the choice of a silver, blue or slate grey dial.

If the Laureato will succeed in being the ‘budget’ watch for Royal Oak and Nautilus-fans, remains to be seen. With this Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm there is a little more choice in a narrow market. Always a good thing.

Italian advertisements from Girard-Perregaux to promote the Laureato, in the 1970s

technical data Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm
81010-11-231-11A (Stainless steel with bracelet)
81010-11-131-BB6A (Stainless steel on leather strap)
81010-26-232-BB6A (Titanium and 18-carat pink gold on leather strap)
81010-26-232-26A (Titanium and 18-carat pink gold with bracelet)
Girard-Perregaux GP01800 | Automatic | Diameter: 30 mm | Thickness: 3,97 mm | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Parts: 191 | Jewels: 28 | Côtes de Genève | Hours, minutes, central seconds, date | Power-reserve: 54 hours
Case & dial:
42 mm | Stainless steel or titanium and 18-carat pink gold | Thickness: 10,88 mm | Anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Open sapphire case back | Slate grey, silver or blue dial with Clous de Paris pattern | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Black alligator leather or bracelet
Price Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm:
Stainless steel with bracelet: $ 11,000 | approx. € 9.200 | approx. £ 8,100
Stainless steel on leather strap: $ 10,300 | approx. € 8.600 | approx. £ 7,600
Titanium and 18-carat pink gold with bracelet: $ 22,600 | approx. € 19.000 | approx. £ 16,600
Titanium and 18-carat pink gold on leather strap: $ 15,200 | approx. € 12.700 | approx. £ 11,200

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