After relaunching the Laureato collection in 2016, which we went hands-on with here, and then in a ceramic model, last month at SIHH 2018 Girard-Perregaux debuted the Laureato Chronograph.

As a serious fan of Gerald Genta, it’s impossible not to be biased when looking at watches that come out with a similar look to those that he has designed. I do have to admit the GP Laureato line is growing on me a bit, though. The new chronographs are pretty nice and the color schemes in particular, are sharp looking.

Available in 42 mm x 11.90 mm or 38 mm x 10.90 mm case sizes the new Laureato Chronograph collection comes in either stainless steel or pink gold, with three dial color options: blue, white and blue, black and blue.

Interestingly, the hour and minute hands and indices for all three variations are blue, with a luminescent treatment. Maybe this blue theme is what makes the dials stand out so much.

The case sizes are 4 mm difference in diameter, although the movement in all versions is the same. Automatic caliber GP03300-0134/0136/0137 measures 25.95 mm, has 435 components, 63 jewels, a 46-hour power reserve, and beats at 4Hz. The movements are decorated with Geneva stripes, chamfering, and straight graining.

There is an option for a steel bracelet or integrated leather strap. Water-resistance is 100 meters. The retail price starts at $12,900 in steel on leather strap and $28,200 in pink gold on leather strap.

Learn more at Girard-Perregaux.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.