Girard-Perregaux Unveils the Laureato Chronograph Ti49, A Fusion of Tradition and Innovation

Girard-Perregaux is proud to announce a new expression of its iconic Laureato timepiece, first introduced in 1975. The Laureato Chronograph Ti49 merges the intricate design of its case with the ultra-desirable Grade 5 titanium, marking the first time this strong alloy has featured on a classic Laureato reference. Known for its strength, lightness, corrosion resistance, and hypoallergenic properties, Grade 5 titanium brings a new dimension to this timeless watch.

The Laureato: A Legacy of Precision and Elegance
The Laureato Chronograph Ti49 is housed in a 42 mm case that reflects the iconic design language of the original 1975 model.

The octagonal bezel, circular plinth, and tonneau-shaped case interact with light to create a striking interplay of brilliance and shade. This complex design, now enhanced with Grade 5 titanium, underscores the meticulous craftsmanship that defines the Laureato.

Refined Aesthetics and Superior Functionality
Grade 5 titanium endows the Laureato Chronograph Ti49 with a warm hue and contrasting finishes, combining brushed surfaces with polished highlights. The circular plinth, case edges, chronograph pushers, and central bracelet links gleam, emphasizing the watch’s refined aesthetics.

The dial, adorned with a Clous de Paris pattern, embraces a palette of monochromatic shades. Grey PVD-treated baton-style hour and minute hands, along with matching indexes lined with white luminescent material, ensure readability in dim light. The dial also features three snailed counters—a 30-minute chronograph register, a 12-hour chronograph register, and a small seconds display—alongside a date display between 4 and 5 o’clock.

The Heart of the Laureato Chronograph Ti49
At the heart of the Laureato Chronograph Ti49 lies the Manufacture Calibre GP03300. This self-winding movement, comprising 419 components, is beautifully finished with ‘Côtes de Genève’, circular graining, satin finish, chamfering, mirror polishing, snailing, engravings, sunray finish, and blued steel screws. Each piece is meticulously crafted by Girard-Perregaux’s skilled artisans.

The Laureato Chronograph Ti49 pays homage to the pioneering spirits of Jean-François Bautte and William Gregor. Their remarkable contributions to watchmaking and material science have culminated in this contemporary masterpiece, rich in tradition and innovation.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Ti49 is available for SGD 28,700, including tax.

For more information, visit Girard-Perregaux’s website.