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Bert Casal

Natural Beauty in Natural Light

Girard-Perregaux unveils the Copper.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, the home of Girard-Perregaux, has been dedicated to watchmaking since the 18th century. And as such, they have planned their city in a grid-like pattern and designed their architecture to capture available natural light. For over 230 years, Girard-Perregaux harnessed natural light and incorporated it into the designs of their timepieces.

Laureato 38mm Copper

This year, Girard-Perregaux presents the Laureato 38mm Copper, a mid-sized, unisex model with a fascinating copper dial that is complex and dynamic. This metallic-themed dial is designed with a Clous de Paris motif. This traditional pattern is composed of multiple pyramidal shapes that highlights the play between light and shadow. Its dynamic character is intricate, as it transitions from brown to pink-toned gold with multiple shades in between.

Laureato 38mm Copper
Laureato 38mm Copper
Laureato 38mm Copper

The 38mm diameter steel case measures just 10mm in height, housing the self-winding Calibre GP03300. This 5th generation Laureato unites a number of different shapes to form a distinctive, yet cohesive, look. It comprises an octagonal bezel that sits atop a circular ring, which in turn is positioned above an angular tonneau-shaped case. There is an exquisite interplay between polished and satin finished surfaces, clearly defined and discreet from one another. The overall look is completed with an integrated bracelet that ergonomically hugs the wearer’s wrist.

The Laureato first appeared in Girard-Perregaux’s line-up of watches in 1975. Over the years, subtle changes have been made to the design, but the essence of the original model has always been retained. And this iconic design still resides in the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38 mm Copper.

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