News: Presenting the New Girard-Perregaux Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton. Available in Two Types of Gold.

Just released in 18K white gold or 18K pink gold, the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton —a direct descendant of the original model launched in 1975—features an automatic movement that has been openworked to the extreme. The new Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton thereby reveals the full extent to which its powerful architecture embodies the values and aspirations of an entire generation in quest of perfection.

With its distinctive look accentuated by its octagonal bezel much like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, this new watch is fitted with a 42 mm case in either white gold or pink gold and with a matching bracelet. Its very contemporary design brings the best from this manufacture in a fully satin brushed case, bezel and bracelet and with an incredible well openworked look. Powered by an in-house automatic calibre featuring a flying tourbillon, the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton is sure to become an icon and a huge success.

For this two new watches, the master watchmakers at Girard-Perregaux have painstakingly openworked the mainplate, bridges and the oscillating weight of the automatic calibre GP09520-0001. This elegant ‘skeleton’ work, of which the delicate finishing visible from the front as well as through the sapphire crystal case-back enabling to look deep into the very core of the mechanism and explore most of the 262 components of this in-house beating heart.

The captivating contemporary design of this movement, hand-crafted in keeping with the highest standards, is cleverly accentuated by the bevelled edges of each part making up this mechanical composition that appears to be levitating inside the case. Finally, to highlight the stature of this movement as a fascinating kinetic sculpture, the dial is pared down to the absolute minimum in the shape of a chapter ring with applied gold hour-markers and logo. This minimalist decor, combined with a black PVD treatment of the fixed elements of the calibre, enhances the visual perfection of the going train and ensures the flying tourbillon enjoys pride of place in this stage-setting.

With its ideal proportions, its arresting design distinguished by extreme legibility and pared-down aesthetics, matched by captivating transparency, the Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton establishes itself as the flagship model of the Laureato collection, naturally reinforcing its coherent nature and its wealth of diversity.

Sticker Price $123,000 USD for Pink Gold and $129,000 USD for White Gold. For more info on Girard-Perregaux click here.