This year, Girard-Perregaux was back at the SIHH Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie —after four brief years exhibiting at Baselworld— and to mark their return, they launched a whole new Laureato collection including this Laureato Tourbillon 45 mm in titanium and 18K rose gold. Sitting at the top of the Laureato collection, this new watch embodies all the historic expertise of the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture. Its 45 mm case, made of titanium and topped with an 18K rose gold bezel and first inter-link —end link. Powered by an automatic movement with micro-rotor, this Laureato Tourbillon is also offered in 18K white gold and titanium. Additionally, while the watch is delivered on a black leather strap, there is a bracelet in titanium and 18K pink gold, or in titanium and 18K white gold, with alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces, also available for sale.
As far as the dial, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Tourbillon 45 mm Titanium and 18K Rose Gold features a slate grey dial with a 'Clous de Paris' hobnail motif, 18K rose gold applied markers with luminescent material and a tourbillon opening at 6 o'clock. Housing the GP09510 calibre, the tourbillon bridge emulates the emblematic structure and design of the La Esmeralda and Three Bridges tourbillons by Girard-Perregaux, which has made an unmistakable signature of the arrow-shaped gold bridge, skilfully polished and rounded off by hand.
Produced according to the highest standards of finishing quality, this movement is also one of the very rare tourbillons to feature a an automatic movement and almost the only one to offer with a micro-rotor made of gold.
The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Tourbillon 45 mm in titanium and 18K rose gold ref. GP09510-0001 is powered by the automatic Girard-Perregaux in-house calibre GP09510 movement composed of 191 parts and 33 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 49 hours while beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph. The tourbillon cage does a full revolution every minute, the arrow tips on the tourbillon bridge are made of 18K rose gold as well as the micro-rotor visible via the display case back. An exquisitely finished calibre that is for sure a treat for the eyes.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Tourbillon 45 mm in titanium and 18K rose gold wears true to its size and quite sporty. Delivered on a black alligator strap with titanium triple folding clasp, this is without a doubt a stunner in the metal. While we didn't have the opportunity to peruse the titanium and 18K white gold option, the combination between the grey in the titanium and the rose gold is simply exceptional.
Sticker Price $93,700 USD for Titanium and 18K rose gold and $98,400 USD for Titanium and 18K white gold. For more info on Girard-Perregaux click here.