In 1975, Girard-Perregaux displayed each of its Laureato watches with a confirmation of sorts. A declaration of exactness was issued for each of the then new model’s accuracy quartz developments. The extravagance timepiece, planned by a Milanese draftsman and made in-house in Switzerland, was appropriately named after the Italian word for “graduate.”
This year, the Laureato’s most conspicuous plan components—an octagonal bezel and a Clou de Paris hobnail-designed dial—have discovered recharged life at Girard-Perregaux. Introducing an aspiring 34 new forms, the Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland-based watchmaker advanced the model from a refined men’s games timepiece into a full accumulation of looks for both men and ladies. Of specific note is the new 38 mm estimate, created in different varieties, including stainless steel and rose gold. Is it a striking articulation look for a lady’s wrist or a gesture to vintage tact for men? Or, then again, even better, is it both—a strikingly flexible game extravagance look for couples to share?