Girard-Perregaux Top Picks of 2017

Laureato Skeleton

Girard-Perregaux impresses yet again with the Laureato Skeleton, showcasing a striking transparent design that boldly shows the inner workings of the skillfully crafted Laureato collection.
The harmony between interior and exterior is a paramount objective in both architecture and horology, and the Laureato Skeleton displays what happens when the best of two disciplines meet as one. The Laureato collection is a stunning range with a rich heritage. Originally designed by a Milan based architect during the 1970s, the Laureato Skeleton proudly displays its roots with exquisite proportion and design.

The metal bracelet is composed of links featuring an alternating matte and satin-brushed finish. Every detail is accounted for – the lugs form an integral part of the design and the Laureato Skeleton’s polished octagonal bezel is framed by a circle that draws the eye into the inner workings of a premier wristwatch. Cases come in well designed 42mm x 10.8mm dimensions, with options in a cool stainless steel or 18K pink gold.

The Laureato Skeleton openly displays its beating heart with an incredibly intricate and ornate GP1800-0006 calibre movement as the pièce de résistance. Light floods through the transparent dial, further highlighting the beautiful movement in a manner reminiscent of stained glass windows. The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton is proof that it’s what is on the inside that counts.

Neo-Bridges

Retro-futurist at its aesthetic core, the Girard-Perregaux Neo-Bridges brings a flair for the dramatic with a cutting edge design synchronous with the esteemed traditions of Girard-Perregaux. The Neo-Bridges interweaves motifs and design codes from Constant Girard, creator of the iconic Esmeralda pocket watch.

High-tech and retro-futurism is on clear display with a masterfully crafted 45mm titanium case, complete with alternately polished and satin-brushed finish. The strap is an elegant black alligator leather, fitted with a titanium triple folding clasp. Secured with sapphire crystal glass, the clever minimalist dial also flaunts a transparent sapphire crystal case-back, allowing for clearer legibility while revealing the style and power of the 208-part mechanism.

The pursuit of perfect symmetry is an ideal often pursued by horologists and the GP08400-0001 movement is a supreme example of perfect symmetry in practice. A 50-hour power reserve is present, attributed to the pin-point positioning of the micro rotor.

The Girard-Perregaux Neo-Bridges is a timepiece for perfectionists who look to the future and understand the importance drawing inspiration from traditions of a rich past.