Imagining something beyond the impossible, where the fantastic and the functional meet. Yes, that’s the originality of Girard-Perregaux and its latest creation – the Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton.
Fiction does it with stream of consciousness technique. Movies do it with VFX and prosthetic make-up. Art does it with colours and dimensions. But how can a watch bridge the span between the past, present and future? It’s not that simple, there’s no definitive answer to this. However, we do have an example for it. It’s the Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton by Girard-Perregaux.
It all began with a vision to take the historical roots of the brand into a reimagined future, while keeping it relevant to contemporary times.
The elegant skeleton work of the watch catches your imagination at first glance. It speaks volumes of the daring minds that have created this watch, the brand that houses it and the wrist that will proudly flaunt it. The Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton is meant for a gentleman with a strong personality, who likes to hold his own in face of opposition.
The Laureato was first launched in 1975 and was hailed as an instrument of timekeeping perfection. The same quest for perfection has led the maison to create Manufacture mechanical self-winding calibre featuring a flying tourbillon regulator for the Laureato. A flying tourbillon is a difficult complication. Combining it with a skeletonised framework is nothing short of a horological feat. Girard-Perregaux’ latest creation sports a unique graphic octagonal bezel. The flying tourbillon is fitted into a 42 mm-diameter case made of 18K pink or white gold. The metallic bracelet with a contemporary design completes the design aesthetic of the watch.
You simply cannot get enough of the skeleton work of this horological masterpiece by Girard-Perregaux. The hand-crafted movement is accentuated by the bevelled edges of each part, making up a mechanical composition that appears to be levitating inside the case. The dial is pared down to the absolute minimum in the shape of a chapter ring with applied gold hour-markers and logo. Minimalism and aesthetics share an unequivocal rapport in the architecture of this watch with the movement within working out with the finesse of a kinetic sculpture.
The Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton, without a doubt, has established itself as the flagship model of the Laureato collection. Girard-Perregaux has indeed set a high benchmark for skeletonised watches as well as flying tourbillons. But above all else, it has encapsulated different eras of man’s excellence into a single masterpiece.