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Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Crystal Absolute Rock The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Crystal Rock is a new avant-garde chronograph, housed in a lightweight case formed of Carbon Glass. This material combines carbon fibre with fibreglass which is subjected to high temperatures and pressure to form a homogenous material. In 1975, Girard-Perregaux, the esteemed Manufacture based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, unveiled a contemporary watch, the Laureato. Interestingly, this model played with shapes, fusing a round case with an octagonal bezel. The bracelet was integrated, seamlessly merging into a lug-free case. This pioneering design has gone on to be a huge success for the brand, blending a sporty aesthetic with a ‘dressy’ appearance. Indeed, this watch is perfectly suited to both jeans and formal attire. Last year (2019), the Maison released the Laureato Absolute, comprising of three models, each housed in PVD-treated titanium. This avant-garde triumvirate includes a three-hander with date, a chronograph and a worldtimer. The DNA of the 1975 original was obvious, however, these watches appeared neoteric and ‘edgy’. Clearly, ‘edgy’ works as the Laureato Absolute is back with a vengeance. This time GP has released a chronograph housed in an interesting material, Carbon Glass. This material combines carbon fibre with fibreglass which is subjected to high temperatures and pressure to form a homogenous material. Thereafter, the case is milled into the desired shape. The Carbon Glass possesses a matt, slightly textured finish. Moreover, the layers making up the case are arranged randomly, meaning no two cases look the same, imbuing each case with […]
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