After relaunching the Laureato collection in 2016, which we went hands-on with here, and then in a ceramic model, last month at SIHH 2018 Girard-Perregaux debuted the Laureato Chronograph.

As a serious fan of Gerald Genta, it’s impossible not to be biased when looking at watches that come out with a similar look to those that he has designed. I do have to admit the GP Laureato line is growing on me a bit, though. The new chronographs are pretty nice and the color schemes in particular, are sharp looking.

Available in 42 mm x 11.90 mm or 38 mm x 10.90 mm case sizes the new Laureato Chronograph collection comes in either stainless steel or pink gold, with three dial color options: blue, white and blue, black and blue.

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Interestingly, the hour and minute hands and indices for all three variations are blue, with a luminescent treatment. Maybe this blue theme is what makes the dials stand out so much.

The case sizes are 4 mm difference in diameter, although the movement in all versions is the same. Automatic caliber GP03300-0134/0136/0137 measures 25.95 mm, has 435 components, 63 jewels, a 46-hour power reserve, and beats at 4Hz. The movements are decorated with Geneva stripes, chamfering, and straight graining.

There is an option for a steel bracelet or integrated leather strap. Water-resistance is 100 meters. The retail price starts at $12,900 in steel on leather strap and $28,200 in pink gold on leather strap.

Learn more at Girard-Perregaux.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch