Girard-Perregaux Unveils Laureato Quartz Watch at SIHH 2010

Jan 27, 2010
At SIHH 2010, Girard-Perregaux surprised watch experts and connoisseurs, having unveiled a high-end battery-animated quartz watch. The new timepiece pays tribute to the period in watchmaking, the late 1960s, when watches equipped with the revolutionary quartz technology were highly appreciated as rare and high-priced.

In 1970, Girard-Perregaux introduced one of the top quality and most technically advanced Swiss quartz wristwatches aimed at a discerning clientele. Now, the prestigious Swiss manufacturer has created a quartz variation of its sporty Laureato watch equipped with the brandís new in-house quartz movement. The GP13500 movement has been developed and produced with the same thorough attention to detail as a high-end mechanical movement.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato watch, animated by the GP13500 quartz movement, is sculptured from stainless steel. The case of the watch is coupled with the signature integrated bracelet of the Laureato range.

The blue dial is embellished with a decorative grid pattern. It is completed with luminous hands and hour indices. Your glance will be caught by red accents on the seconds hand in the center and date wheel.

The case back of the Girard-Perregaux quartz watch surprises by an exhibition sapphire window, a peculiarity that very few quartz timepieces may boast. Watch lovers will surely admire fine craftsmanship and meticulous finishing of the brandís new quartz movement. All the surfaces of the GP13500 caliber are embellished with Cotes-de-Geneve patterns, along with the gilt-finished battery cover featuring the engravings of the brandís initials and symbol. The exclusive quartz movement also boasts numerous screws demonstrating a deep and blued finish.

The new quartz caliber of the brand is characterized not only by remarkable visual beauty, but also by utmost precision of timekeeping. The quartz crystal of the GP13500 caliber resonates at a frequency of 32.768 hertz, a standard characteristic of all quartz movements for a period of almost 40 years.

It is interesting to mention that it was the brandís initial 1970 quartz movement that suggested this frequency. It was accomplished by electronics specialist Georges Vuffray on behalf of Girard-Perregaux.

The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato quartz watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, will be limited to just 40 pieces and is expected to be available at the retail price of 11,000 US dollars.

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