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June 15, 2024

Girard-Perregaux: Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

Launched in 2021, the partnership between Girard-Perraux and Aston Martin is running faster than ever. In just two years, the Maison has created three watches in collaboration with the British brand (Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition, Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges Aston Martin Edition and Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition) and now unveils the fourth: the new Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition, the first Laureato with a green ceramic case and bracelet.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

RACING BRITISH GREEN

As in previous models, there are many references to the world of Aston Martin starting with the colour of the ceramic, clearly inspired by the British racing green obtained through the use of zirconium oxide and metallic oxides. The zirconium oxide selected by Girard-Perregaux is composed of an extremely fine powder, made of micro-beads, each measuring mere fractions of a micron in diameter. By using this specific grade of micro-bead the structure of the bracelet and case exhibit a notably homogenous appearance. This latter attribute allows the craftsmen to finish the ceramic components with a combination of polished and satin surfaces.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

The green ceramic components are particularly hard, up to seven times harder than steel, delivering scratch resistance, a quality that will ensure the watch retains its showroom-fresh appearance for years to come. Another attribute of the green ceramic components is that they will never age or fade with the passage of time. Furthermore, ceramic is unaffected by changes in ambient temperature, it is light, hypoallergenic and incredibly smooth, all factors that contribute to its comfort on the wrist.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

But that’s not all, there’s more to it than colour. The racing spirit of this watch is enhanced by the dial’s gridded design, a diamond-like pattern found on the ‘AM’ logo (1921-1926) and on the quilted seats of some automobiles. Skeleton ‘baton’ hour and minute hands complete the design of the Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, remarked “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 ergonomic integrated bracelet and, of course, as always, an in-house movement… these are the essential ingredients which have made the Laureato a remarkable success. The same ingredients are much in evidence with the new Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition along with the addition of an interesting, highly contemporary material.”

PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

Available in two case sizes, 38mm and 42mm, both versions are powered by an in-house self-winding calibre visible through the transparent case back personalised with the Aston Martin logo.  

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

True to the Maison’s tradition, both movements are finished and decorated with a linear Côtes de Genève motif, while the oscillating weight is embellished with a circular Côtes de Genève motif. Finally, the movements have a power reserve of 46 hours (38mm) and 54 hours (42mm). 

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition

Produced in a limited edition, 188 pieces for the 38mm model and 388 pieces for the 42mm version, the new Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition will be available from June 2023 at a price of €. 25,000 for the 38mm version and €. 25,900 for the 42mm version.