The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Collection

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Girard Perregaux Laureato ChicagoSince 1975, The Girard-Perregaux Laureato collection has been wowing watch connoisseurs with its beautiful and distinctive design elements: the hexagonal bezel with the linked bracelet. Though the Laureato had disappeared from the Girard-Perregaux catalog for a while, it resurfaced in 2016 with a new collection and limited-edition timepieces.

Then, at the 2019 SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) show, they revealed three new additions to the Laureato Absolute collection.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute’s simple three-hand model is the luxury sports watch to have in your collection right now. This luxury sport watch functions as an everyday wear watch that draws attention wherever you go.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute collection resurfaced nearly four years ago in Girar-Perregaux’s catalog. Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute collection includes three timepieces that elevates the Laureato Absolute to a more contemporary style.

The three watches are a chronograph, a world timer, and a date and time only model. The collection of watches all uses the same design language and have a water resistance rating of 300 meters. They also all use manufacture movements.

They all feature satin-brushed black, PVD-treated titanium finished, 44mm case. They have white, inner bezel ring, framing a sunburst dial, with a gradient color scheme of a black exterior that fades into, more like frames a blue center. The glass is a glare proofed, sapphire crystal, with blue glass seal.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute

The Laureato Absolute is a simple and traditional three-hand model with a date clock. Out of the three models, the Absolute is the only watch that uses a red “seconds” hand instead of white. The internal movement is an automatic caliber GP03300-1060 and has a 46-hour power reserve. The absolute cleverly distinguishes itself by being precise with its 985ft/300m resistance instead of 1000ft/300m. One thing that’s not as universally impressive, however, is the Girard-Perregaux-branded, rubber strap. Though comfortable, the branded band may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

The Laureato Absolute WW.TC

The Laureato Absolute WW.TC is a remake of Girard-Perregaux’s original WW.TC world timer. This newer model functions similarly to the 1966 model but looks quite different. The WW.TC uses a GP03300-1056 and has a 46-hour power reserve.

The Laureato Absolute Chronograph

The Laureato Absolute Chronograph has a blue to black dial with counters at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock that have a slightly sunken black subdial surrounded by a blue and white register. It also has a carved blue lining near the edge of the newly revamped pushers. It’s ergonomic and angular design pay homage to the luxury sports watch of its original era. It uses an automatic caliber GP03300-1058 and, like the other two models, has a 46-hour power reserve.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Collection is a sophisticated and contemporary design made to fulfill the needs of today’s active man who also values style. Though the simplest of the three, the Chronograph, seems to be a fan favorite, all of these models are exceptional timepieces that are quite charming.