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GIRARD-PERREGAUX · Flying Tourbillon Skeleton

The famous House of fine watchmaking, Girard-Perregaux, bridged the gap between past, present and future with its new edition of the Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton timepiece. The first model of this watch was released in 1975. The new model - a direct descendant of the original emblematic timepiece – showcases an unparalleled structure of powerful architecture and a stunningly designed mechanical self-winding movement, whose refined features dance in perfect harmony.

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GIRARD-PERREGAUX · Flying Tourbillon Skeleton

Girard-Perregaux’s corporate identity: Artisanal watchmaking techniques and cutting-edge technology

A fusion of tradition and modernity

One of Girard-Perregaux’s unique features is its commitment to merging traditional watchmaking and futuristic designs by combining traditional crafting techniques with cutting-edge technologies. By reinventing iconic models such as the Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton, the brand testifies to its innate drive to establish a bold modern image. Girard-Perregaux anticipates future styles without compromising its heritage.

The Laureato: A bold timepiece

A pioneer among the greatest creations in watch design, the Laureato has a bold, sigular design, which is softened by its delicate octagonal case embellished with avant-garde graphics. Its attractive design is certainly enough to make it an icon. The attention to detail that was put into this design is equally present in its chronometric movements. Both versions of the Laureato feature an unbelievably accurate quartz movement, which oscillates at a frequency of 32,768 Hz. This movement has become a universal standard for modern watches. This feature made the Laureato the most successful timepiece of its time.

A quest for the quintessential timepiece

The House of Girard-Perregaux’s goal has always been to strive for excellence and to be recognized as one of the world’s top fine watchmakers. The Manufacture’s watchmakers designed the Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton with an 18K case, which is available in white or pink gold. Its flexible strap has a bold contemporary design. This timepiece is easily recognizable due to its openwork dial, which reveals the watch’s sumptuous mechanical self-winding system and its oscillating tourbillon regulator.

Much more than a watch

A desire for transparency

Since its inception, Girard-Perregaux has been committed to fine craftsmanship and transparency. These desires are mirrored in the seemingly weightless movements and power that emanate from the Laureato watch. Its elegant design features a delicate, satin-brushed case, a large caliber (32.5 mm in diameter), bridges and an openwork automatic winding system. Painstakingly handcrafted by the Manufacture’s experts, the transparent sapphire crystal and back plate allow the viewer to see into the intricate core mechanism

Unique mastery of skill

The Laureato is skilfully handcrafted to showcase the watch’s elaborate mechanisms whose components seem to levitate delicately within the case. The dial’s features have been pared down to simple gold hour-markers and the brand’s logo. This minimalist decor and the caliber’s black PVD coated fixed elements were specifically designed not to distract the viewer from the visual effect of the gear train but to accentuate its hypnotic dance.

An iconic watch

The Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton’s graceful design and ideal proportions are sublimated by the purity emanating from within this watch’s transparent case. At the 2017 International Fine Watchmaking Exhibition, this timepiece was presented as the Laureato Collection’s preeminent model

Milestones

The Swiss-based fine watchmaking brand Girard-Perregaux was founded 1791. Its history is peppered with the creation of countless emblematic timepieces, which combine ultra-modern designs with high-precision technology. In 1889, the brand was awarded the gold medal at the Universal Exposition of Paris for its now-legendary Tourbillon with Three Golden Bridges. With more than one hundred patents, this luxury brand is one of the rare manufactures that still uses all of the specialized watchmaking professions to create its pieces. The revolutionary Constant Echappement L.M. received numerous awards in 2013, including the watchmaking industry’s most prestigious prize the first place Aiguille d’Or awarded at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

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