Laureato Absolute Light & Shade
Laureato Absolute Light & Shade Laureato Absolute Light & Shade
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Laureato Absolute Light & Shade

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Since the inaugural version of the Laureato was unveiled in 1975, the model has masterfully united contrasting elements to glorious effect. Housed in a metallised sapphire crystal case, the Laureato Absolute Light & Shade juxtaposes curves and lines, modern and traditional and, lastly, aesthetics and functionality.
Key features
Laureato Absolute Light & Shade
  • Watch
    • Case
      • Case material :
        sapphire and titanium
      • Diameter :
        44 mm
      • Thickness :
        11.56 mm
      • Case-back :
        sapphire crystal
      • Dial :
        no dial
      • Water resistance :
        30 m
    • Strap
      • Strap material :
      • Buckle :
        titanium PVD folding buckle
  • Movement
    • Calibre
      • Number :
      • Mechanism :
        self-winding mechanical
      • Winding direction :
      • Total Diameter :
        30 mm (13 ¼''')
      • Height :
        4.16 mm
      • Frequency :
        28,000 Vib/h - (4 Hz)
      • Number of Parts :
      • Number of Jewels :
      • Oscillating weight :
      • Power Reserve :
        min. 54h
    • Functions
      • hours and minutes, small seconds
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Laureato Absolute Light & Shade
Laureato Absolute Light & Shade
Laureato Absolute Light & Shade
Laureato Absolute Light & Shade
Laureato Absolute Light & Shade
Laureato Absolute Light & Shade

The powerful silhouette of the Laureato

Measuring 44 mm in diameter, the case of this latest model is made from metallised sapphire crystal, endowing the watch with a fascinating brilliance. The creation of this sapphire crystal case requires 170 hours of complex work. Openworked hour and minute hands ensure excellent readability. A three-dimensional ring sitting between the bezel and the movement, plays host to the GP logo at 12 o’clock and the remaining 11 indexes. Girard-Perregaux has employed a unique construction method, obviating the need for a conventional casing ring. The case and the movement are assembled on a single axis, from the caseback to the bezel, by a very specific screw system. Two black, PVD-treated titanium lugs are integrated within the case, uniting the watch head with a black rubber strap. The buckle is fitted with a micro-adjustment system, allowing the wearer to fine-tune the union between the strap and their wrist. Throughout its composition, the watch juxtaposes contrasting characteristics, distinguishing this contemporary expression of fine watchmaking as quite unique.
The Calibre GP01800

The Calibre GP01800

The mainplate of the in-house movement, the Calibre GP01800-1143, is octagonal-shaped, a respectful nod to the Laureato’s famous bezel. The skeletonised movement reveals a plethora of parts normally hidden from view, providing a fascinating vista of curves and lines enriched with pockets of light and shade. It is fitted with a variable-inertia balance. Most watches feature an index regulator which alters the effective length of the hairspring, making the watch run faster or slower. With a variable-inertia balance, the length of the hairspring is fixed and the rate is altered by adjusting the inertia weights fitted to the spokes of the balance wheel. This system delivers greater stability as well as superior shock resistance. The gold oscillating weight is openworked, inviting the wearer to admire the bridges below. Upholding Girard-Perregaux’s reputation for refined finishing, the NAC-treated bridges and mainplate incorporate sandblasting, traits-tirés, circular satin finishing and bevelling, with no less than 55 hand-polished inner angles.
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