In 2016, the Laureato made a comeback onto the watchmaking scene, in the form of a limited edition in tribute to Girard-Perregaux’s 225th Anniversary. Following this highly successful edition, Girard-Perregaux is putting the Laureato in its rightful place: that of a contemporary watch combining a design with excellent timing capacity. Equipped with Haute Horlogerie complication, self-winding or quartz movements, housed in cases available in four diameters and in versions made of steel, gold, two-tone steel & gold or featuring titanium elements, the Laureato range is now made of nearly 30 references.
At the top of the range of the new Laureato models, the Laureato Tourbillon single-handedly embodies all the historic expertise of the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux. Its 45 mm case, made of titanium and studded with gold, houses the GP09510 calibre. This Fine Watchmaking movement is entirely produced by the craftsmen, mechanical engineers, gemsetters and polishers of the Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It emulates the emblematic structure and design of the 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 self-winding mechanism and almost the only one to offer it in the form of a micro-rotor – which is made of gold into the bargain. The GP09510 calibre exists in two variations. The first is endowed with a tourbillon bridge in pink gold, which matches the pink gold details of the case of the Laureato Tourbillon: bezel, crown, hour-markers, and first inter-link. The second offers a tourbillon bridge in white gold, which extends the subtly graded shades of the case in titanium and white gold.