02 December 2021

Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition

The latest timepiece borne of the partnership between Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin. The dial is presented in the ultra-luxury marques’ traditional Racing Green colourway
Its styling masterfully plays with shapes, textures, and light, tailored to those who appreciate luxury and performance. The Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition is the latest creation from Girard-Perregaux, made in collaboration with Aston Martin. Its dial is suffused with a delightfully decadent application of what is now known as “Aston Martin Green”, achieved by painstakingly applying paint twenty-one times to the dial, forming seven distinct layers of paint as a result.
 
Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition
Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition. Photo: Copyright © Aston Martin. 
 
The automotive influences also encompass cross-hatching, a diamond-like pattern first seen with the ultra-luxury car manufacturer’s ‘AM’ logo (1921 – 1926). This motif was also inspired by the quilted seats found in the British brand’s numerous high-performance sports cars.
 
Three counters grace the dial, two chronograph registers and a small seconds display. Each counter features a partially openworked hand, perpetuating the design of the hour and minute hands.
 
Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition
Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition. Photo: Copyright © Aston Martin.  
 
Sporting an octagonal bezel, the profile of this model honours the watch brand’s iconic Laureato of 1975. Upholding Girard-Perregaux’s design philosophy, the case masterfully plays with different shapes. Moreover, the numerous curves, facets and lines, along with satin-finished and polished edges, collaborate, delivering a wonderful play with light.
 
Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition
Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition. Photo: Copyright © Aston Martin. 
 
A pane of sapphire crystal, positioned to the rear of the watch, affords sight of the automatic, Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP03300-0141, marking the first time a Laureato Chronograph features an open caseback. This movement, based on the highly regarded Calibre GP03300, is endowed with Côtes de Genève, in both circular and straight forms, polished sinks, thermally blued screws and perlage. The movement also bears the eagle emblem, signifying it is an in-house calibre.
 
The watch is housed in a 42mm 904L stainless steel case. This particular grade of steel is less common than 316L and is costlier, the relative benefits of which include superior corrosion resistance, improved scratch resistance and a much brighter, luxurious appearance. The use of 904L stainless steel extends to the bracelet which is enriched with a satin brushed finish.
 
Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition
Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition. Photo: Copyright © Aston Martin.  
 
When appraising the composition of the Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition, its profile encompasses different shapes, finishes and hues. Its design delivers functionality and beauty. Furthermore, it celebrates the past while simultaneously embracing the future. It is this approach that resonates with both companies, reinforcing the rationale for the ongoing alliance between the two prestigious marques. The Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition, a limited edition of 188 pieces, is available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers. 
 
Edited by Lisa Maria River
Avion Luxury Magazine
Text source: Aston Martin Press Office
Photos: Copyright © Aston Martin
All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited.
 

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