The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition is the latest collaboration between the Swiss horlogerie Maison and the British marque. The new Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition respects the timeless elements of the first Laureato launched in 1975 but employs ultra-modern ceramic for the bracelet and case. Offered in a choice of two case sizes, 42 mm, and 38 mm, each reference is a limited edition of 388 pieces and 188 pieces respectively.
The green ceramic components are particularly hard, up to seven times harder than steel, delivering incredible scratch resistance, a quality that will ensure the watch retains its showroom-fresh appearance for years to come. The 42 mm model is fitted with Calibre GP 1800, while the 38 mm version is equipped with Calibre GP 3300. Both in-house movements are self-winding and can be admired through a see-through case back, adorned with the Aston Martin logo.
In 2021, these two prestigious marques entered into a multi-year collaboration agreement and have since created a number of limited-edition, co-branded products. To equip this new model with skeletonized ‘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 the ‘AM’ logo (1921-1926) as well as the quilted seats found in some of the car marque’s high-performance vehicles.
Sleek, contemporary, and notably elegant, the design of the Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition encompasses some elements inspired by Aston Martin cars. Powerful engines, sleek contours, and lightweight construction are virtues synonymous with the British firm’s products. It is this latter trait that encouraged Girard-Perregaux.
Consistent with the Maison’s reputation for making wonderful expressions of Haute Horlogerie, each movement is beautifully appointed. Circular graining features on the main plate, while other components are endowed with bevelling, mirror-polishing, satin finish, snailing, sunray finish, and various engravings. The bridges are decorated with straight Côtes de Genève and the oscillating weight is embellished with circular Côtes de Genève. Lastly, the movements have a power reserve of at least 46 hours —38 mm— and 54 hours —42mm.
Sticker Price $25,800 USD for 42 mm and $25,000 USD for 38 mm. For more info on Girard-Perregaux click here.