Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm – Sneak Peek Review

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm – Sneak Peek Review

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm in steel or titanium & 18K pink gold (reference: GP01800-0008) marks the introduction of the masculine range side of the collection.

The movement — calibre GP01800— used is a mechanical, self-winding movement featuring a date at 3’o clock and beating at the frequency of 4.0Hz (28’800 A/h) allowing for a decent 54 hour power reserve. The movement comprises of 191 components and 28 Jewels.

The movement is cased inside a daily wearable 42mm diameter and 10.88mm thick case.

The dial shows the functions of hours, minutes, and sweep-seconds hand and date on an option of either a silver-toned, or slate grey, or blue with “Clous de Paris” hobnail motif dial. The baton-type (enhanced with luminescent substance) hands read well against the dial and provide better legibility. The glare proof sapphire crystal further aides the readability. The display case-back is transparent and covered with sapphire crystal.

The watch comes on either a black or anthracite grey alligator (with topstitching) leather strap and a titanium triple folding clasp. A metal bracelet in steel or titanium and 18K pink gold with alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces is also available. Girard-Perregaux watches fitted with an alligator leather strap are delivered with an additional rubber strap.

The water resistance is a good 100m (10 ATM) on this one: so it’s safe enough to go swimming in it.

Watch Ya Gonna Do About It? 

In terms of use, we would say it is a good looking daily wear watch with a strong masculine appeal.

Given its 42mm diameter in size, it can also work as a dress watch and perhaps can even be worn at a formal occasion. Due to its 10.88mm thickness it will fit comfortably under the cuff for a boardroom meeting. It can also be worn over with weekend with jeans and t-shirt. It is a very versatile watch and offers great flexibility.

Given that the watch is not a limited edition model, we would recommend going into a Girard-Perregaux boutique and trying one on in person to really marvel at its beauty.

Watch out for our full detailed review.

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