Welcome to the next instalment of our regular series, MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Picks of the Week. In this week's column we'll be featuring a handful of variations of the acclaimed Girard-Perregaux Laureato, a piece that was introduced way back in 1975. Enjoy!
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 42mm
This is a watch I was fortunate enough to spend some time with a while back, and it's one that has resonated with me since. The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 42mm is hefty and modern, has a lot of wrist presence and is finished absolutely impeccably. It's a tough watch to beat and it's one that certainly does deserve your attention if you're looking for a high end steel sports watch.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton
The openworked Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton is enigmatic, old and completely captivating. It's a charismatic timepiece that has bucket loads of personality, is wonderfully enthralling and leaves little to the imagination in the best of ways possible.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Ceramic
This is another piece that I was fortunate enough to spend a bit of hands-on time with, so I can attest to its quality. Completely encased in brushed ceramic, the Laureato Ceramic is a magnificent watch, period. The contrast between the smooth brushed ceramic case and bracelet is offset by the black Clou de Paris guilloche dial which is further contrasted by the hands and hour indices. Modern masterpiece.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Blue
I also spent some time with another one of Girard-Perregaux's Laureato models, this time with a blue Clou de Paris guilloche dial. It featured contrasting brushed and polished finishing throughout the case, bezel and bracelet, all of which are made out of steel. A high quality, soundly built daily wearer than you can easily dress up or down with a simple strap change.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute WW.TC
Featuring a case made out of PVD-coated titanium, the Laureato Absolute WW.TC heralds in a new, avant-garde and super contemporary approach to the historic Laureato. It's a brash, bold and big watch that won't appeal to everyone's tastes, but it is something a little out of the box and against the grain.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Black
For the final piece I'll once again be featuring a variant of the time-only Laureato, this time with a black Clou de Paris guilloche dial. Slightly more subtle than its blue-dialled counterpart, the Laureato Black benefits from a monochromatic look that elevates its wearability rating by several points. Just brilliant.
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