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Girard-Perregaux Presents The Laureato Absolute Ti 230

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 boasts a titanium case and comes with a gradient blue or grey dial

Girard-Perregaux was founded 230 years ago in 1791, the same year an English clergyman, William Gregor, discovered titanium in Cornwall. With the release of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230, the new model unites the Manufacture’s know-how with the lightweight element. The resultant two watches are contemporary, rich in character and repeatedly play with contrasting shades and shapes.

Celebrating Girard-Perregaux’s 230th Anniversary

This year marks the 230th anniversary of Girard-Perregaux. As part of its celebrations, the Manufacture is revisiting its iconic models and releasing a number of new creations. The story of the Maison began in 1791 when Jean-François Bautte, aged just 19, produced his first pocket watch. However, the most romantic chapter in the brand’s history is when Constant Girard married Marie Perregaux in 1854, culminating in the birth of one of the greatest names in watchmaking.

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For the first time, the Maison offers a Laureato Absolute where the crown is encircled with a rubber ring, matching the hue of the rubber strap. This detail may not be obvious at first glance, but it will be familiar to those in the know.

In 1791 British mineralogist William Gregor discovered a black sand called menachanite in Cornwall. He analyzed it and concluded that it contained oxides of iron and an unknown metal. This metal was subsequently identified as titanium, an element named after the Titans, the children of Uranus and Gaea in Greek mythology. Today, titanium is widely used, not only in watchmaking but also in the fields of aerospace, medicine and motorsport, selected for its array of benefits.

The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 unites the two stories of Girard-Perregaux
The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 boasts a raised octagonal bezel, sleek lines, hobnail engraved dial and integrated bracelet

Lightweight, Resistant, Hypoallergenic Grade 5 Titanium

Titanium comes in many forms, sometimes alloyed with other elements. Girard-Perregaux prefers to use Grade 5 titanium as it is particularly strong, corrosion resistant, lightweight and hypoallergenic – attributes that enrich the wearer’s experience.

Sandblasting, Polishing and Fine Craftsmanship

Another reason for using Grade 5 titanium is that the metal can be polished. Girard-Perregaux presents the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 in a 44mm lightly sandblasted case enhanced by polished facets, providing a beautiful gleam and subtle contrast.

Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, remarks, “With the release of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 we wanted to create a new version of our iconic watch from 1975. This model is modern but encompasses traditional craftsmanshipThe sandwich dial construction and GP’s world-premiere rubber alloy strap this time incorporating titanium, are further impressive details featured on this watch. Finally, while the price may be more inclusive, the quality remains typically Girard-Perregaux and the watch feels just as exclusive as our other models.

For the first time, the Maison offers a Laureato Absolute where the crown is encircled with a rubber ring, matching the hue of the rubber strap. This detail may not be obvious at first glance, but it will be familiar to those in the know.

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The combination of curves and lines are juxtaposed with the octagonal bezel and crown, beautifully playing with contrasts
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 boasts strong lines and harmonious curves

 A Sophisticated Dial

The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is available with a choice of a blue or grey dial, augmenting eye-appeal.

The dial is of a sandwich-type construction, comprised of an upper layer, perforated with numerous openings, sat upon a lower layer. The apertures in the upper layer afford partial sight of the lower layer, presented in grey. By adopting this design approach, the apertures form recessed luminescent baton-type indexes, wonderfully playing with depths, thereby heightening the overall appearance of the dial.

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Manufacture Calibre GP03300

Beating at the heart of the Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is a self-winding Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP03300-1060. It contains 218 components, all produced to Girard-Perregaux’s exacting standards.

Its production and finishes have been brought to the ultimate level of refinement with a combination of five different finishes: the plate and bridges are meticulously stretched, bevelled, engraved, circular-grained and enhanced with Côtes de Genève.

The Calibre GP0300
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is equipped with the in-house calibre GP03300

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An Integrated Strap

Upholding Laureato tradition, the strap is integrated, a characteristic found on the original model released in 1975. The strap, made of GP rubber alloy, this time containing titanium, perfectly matches the colour of the dial, and features a fabric effect texture, tastefully enlivened with grey stitching.

Girard-Perregaux, consistent with its no-compromise attitude, has selected FKM rubber, a specification that provides greater suppleness and resistance than conventional rubber. The Manufacture has chosen to pair the strap with a titanium folding clasp with a micro-adjustment system, allowing the wearer to fine tune the size to deliver the optimal wrist fit.

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The Laureato Absolute Ti 230, as previously stated, is offered in two variants, blue and grey. Each option is limited to 230 pieces
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is available with blue or grey dial

The Laureato Absolute Ti 230 is offered with blue or grey dial. Each option is limited to 230 pieces.

The Titanium 230 blue dial reference will be available in The Hour Glass boutiques in September 2021.

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