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Introducing the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

Girard-Perregaux Laureato

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic edition is unveiled in collaboration with Aston Martin. It is the first Laureato watch with a green ceramic case and bracelet. This is the latest collaboration between the prestigious Swiss Maison and the British ultra-luxury marque, two institutions with a rich history of creating iconic products that stand the test of time through excellence in design, materials and craftsmanship.

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While some of the materials used for this new timepiece are ultra-modern, the essence of Girard-Perregaux’s inaugural 1975 Laureato, which translates to English as “Graduate” and was named following the 1970s film, has been respected. The highly exclusive Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition is offered in two case sizes – 42mm and 38mm – and is limited to just 388 and 188 examples.

Sleek, contemporary and notably elegant, the design of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition encompasses elements inspired by Aston Martin cars, from powerful engines to sleek contours and lightweight construction. This latter trait encouraged Girard-Perregaux to equip this new model with skeletonised ‘baton’ type hour and minute hands, both light and functional. The watch dial is presented in a cross-hatch design, a diamond-like pattern found on Aston Martin’s original ‘AM’ logo used from 1921-1926, and the quilted leather upholstery found in some of the marque’s high-performance vehicles.

In the same way that the timeless design of the Laureato has attracted the admiration of enlightened commentators and watch aficionados, Aston Martin has repeatedly shown its prowess in sculpting iconic shapes that have never lost their appeal. Whether it’s a DB4 of the early 60s, a DBS V8 of the 70s or a modern-day Vantage, all models share the same attributes of elegance, luxury and performance.

Aston Martin’s iconic association with the colour green began many decades ago when manufacturers raced in the colours of their country of origin, British Racing Green. Since then, Aston Martin racing cars have competed in various shades of green before resting on the now-familiar Aston Martin Racing Green, which adorns its Formula 1 cars. It was a logical conclusion for this co-branded timepiece to be dressed in green, which evokes thoughts of performance and success.

Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, said:

From the outset, the design of the Laureato was distinctive yet cohesive. Its styling encompassed geometric, clean-cut lines while exhibiting a slightly gentle character. Contrasting polished and satin-finished surfaces, an ergonomically integrated bracelet and an in-house movement… are the essential ingredients that have made the Laureato a remarkable success. The same ingredients are much in evidence with the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition, along with the addition of an attractive, highly contemporary material.

Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin added:

Our goal was to conceive an advanced luxury product. Interestingly, Patrick and I spent a lot of time talking about the folklore of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato and the design play between the shape and proportion of its iconic bezel. When he shared GP’s exploration into the optical properties of technical ceramics, microbeads and microns, I became quite enchanted by this idea of the past becoming the future. We’re always exploring combinations of technology, colour, and materials in Aston Martin sports cars to enrich performance, functionality and owner enjoyment. Together we’ve fused these ideas and attributes to generate this cool new Aston Martin GP Laureato.

Both Aston Martin and Girard-Perregaux operate within a world of excellence, where time-honoured skills imbue products with a distinctive character and an enduring quality, creating rare objects that confer lasting appeal. The Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition is the latest offering from this unique collaboration, which began in 2021. Presented in a 42mm or 38mm model, the new timepiece will be available worldwide in selected Girard-Perregaux retailers from June 2023.

Technical Specifications:

LAUREATO 38 MM Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

Reference: 81005-32-3081-1CX Limited edition of 188 pieces, not numbered (one of 188).

Case: Material: green ceramic, polished and satin finished. Diameter: 38.00 mm Height: 10.27 mm Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Case-back: sapphire crystal with white Aston Martin decal. Dial: sunray green with cross-hatching, ‘baton’ type rhodium-plated indexes with luminescent material (green emission). Hands: skeletonised ‘baton’ type hour and minute. Luminescent material: (white emission), central second hand with white lacquered tip. Water resistance: 100 metres (10 ATM).

Movement Reference: GP03300-2166 Self-winding mechanical movement. Diameter: 25.95 mm (111/2’’’). Height: 3.36 mm. Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4Hz). Number of components: 218. Number of jewels: 27. Power reserve: min 46 hours. Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date.

Bracelet Material: green ceramic, polished and satin finished.

Suggested Retail Price*: GBP 19,300 / CHF 23,800 / USD 25,000 / EUR 25,000

*Final prices are subject to currency adjustments until the launch

LAUREATO 42 MM Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

Reference: 81010-32-3081-1CX Limited edition of 388 pieces, not numbered (one of 388).

Case: Material: green ceramic, polished and satin finished. Diameter: 42.00 mm. Height: 11.08 mm. Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Case-back: sapphire crystal with white Aston Martin decal. Dial: sunray green with cross-hatching, ‘baton’ type rhodium-plated indexes with luminescent material (green emission). Hands: skeletonised ‘baton’ type hour and minute. Luminescent material (white emission), central second hand with white lacquered tip. Water resistance: 100 metres (10 ATM).

Movement Reference: GP01800-2165 Self-winding mechanical movement. Diameter: 30.00 mm (131/4’’’). Height: 3.97 mm. Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4Hz). Number of components: 191. Number of jewels: 28. Power reserve: min 54 hours. Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date.

Bracelet Material: green ceramic, polished and satin finished.

Suggested Retail Price*: GBP 19’900 / CHF 24,600 / USD 25’800 / EUR 25’900

*Final prices are subject to currency adjustments until the launch.

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