A perfectly transparent three-hander with a lightweight sapphire case and a true high-tech charisma.
Just one look at this guy, and you’d never question Girard-Perregaux for calling it the Laureato Absolute Light. A watch like this simply can’t bear any other name! The 44-mm sapphire crystal case with titanium elements follows the octagonal DNA of the Laureato collection while emphasizing the light in every sense of the word. For starters, the three-piece case is held together by the screws going all the way from the caseback to the bezel, and because the majority of textures here are extremely transparent, you can actually see all of the screws sitting inside.
While the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light is a time-only watch – be sure not to miss a tiny small seconds indication at 10, – it’s insides are quite intriguing. The in-house GP01800 automatic caliber beating at 4 Hz and offering 54 hours of power reserve is finished in a very hi-tech style with the brushed anthracite-colored mainplate and bridges. Of course, everything here is extremely skeletonized in the name of transparency, including the winding rotor and two lumed central hands. Complex mechanics are literary living and breathing right on your wrist. The watch is complemented by an integrated rubber strap – bracelet or not, the integrated part is just essential for Laureato collection. Absolute Light is a limited edition of 88 pieces. The price is CHF 78,900.
Feb. 04, 2020