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Jul 14

Girard Perregaux Laureato Chronograph

      Girad Perregaux is a Swiss watch manufacturer, which manufactures luxury high end time pieces which have complex movement mechanisms involved. This designer watch company was set up in the year 1792, and more than 200 years since its inception, the company still continues to be one of the leaders in horological research and development. The company is located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in Switzerland. The most attractive thing regarding the watches of Girad Perregaux is that the movement mechanisms installed in them are made by this firm itself, whereas most of the companies, including many of the big players, get the internals of the watches manufactured.

      The Laureato Chronograph from Girad Perregaux is a sports watch, which has been specially designed as a tribute to the famous boat races of Bol d’Or Mirabaud of 2009 and the contribution of Girad Perregaux to them. This is the second such watch that this company has launched, the previous one being the Sea Hawk Pro 1000m dive edition, which was launched in the year 2007, when this company was the sponsor of the Mirabaud regatta for the first time. This new launch has borrowed a lot from the Sea Hawk model, especially the mood and the setting of that watch. More useful additions have been done to the Laureato Chronograph, keeping in mind the participants of the boat race.

Girard Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Pictures
      The Girard Perregaux Laureato Chronograph is a marvelous piece of work, with an attracting blend of the casual yet sophisticated styling, and the usual mechanical dexterity of Girad Perregaux. The case of this model measures 44mm across in diameter, and is made of pure titanium. The crown, keeping in mind the wet and windy atmosphere of the sea, has been encased within a protective covering of rubber, to protect the water from destroying the watch. The chronograph pushers and the bezel are also protected thus. The elegancy of the watch is especially reflected from the dial, which is done in a sober black matte background. Against this black matte background rest the sub dials of the chronograph, and the handsome luminous Arabic numerals for indicating the time.

      The watch’s sole devotion to the regatta also shows from the operational design. The mechanism features a special fly back operation for instant resets of the lap timings without stopping, and specially designed blue hands in the center which highlight the elapsed time, thus making it easier to read. The Girard Perregaux Laureato Chronograph features the GP 033C0 self winding movement, a special chronograph module and frequency of 28800 vibrations per hour. The battery has reserve power for 46 hours, and an impressive resistance to water till the depth of 100 meters. The sapphire back window enables a person to enjoy and appreciate the engineering of the watch, and makes the watch a lavish indulgence. The watch comes in bundled with a rubber strap, and a prominent triple folding clasp. The watch will definitely interest the regatta participants as well as others. If you like the watch go ahead and make haste, because Girad Perregaux has decided to keep this watch as limited edition to guarantee the exclusiveness.

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