Girard-Perregaux : Archi-skeleton

Laureato Skeleton

CASE : steel or pink gold, sapphire back, water-resistant to 100m (steel) or 50m (pink gold)


MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding, skeletonized (Caliber GP01800-0006, 54-hour power reserve), pink gold oscillating weight

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, small seconds at 10 o’clock

DIAL : luminescent hands and hour-markers

BRACELET : steel or pink gold, triple folding clasp

Relaunched in 2016, the architectural icon of Girard-Perregaux – designed by a Milanese architect in the 1970s – welcomes a skeleton movement worthy of its distinctive nature. In reference to New York’s Guggenheim Museum, the designers created the Laureato Skeleton in which the outside and inside are engaged in a permanent dialog, harmoniously playing with lines and curves, solids and voids, light and shade. Framed by a case distinguished by an octagonal bezel nested in a circle, the movement features a particularly graceful structure enabling light to flood through it. The mainplate and bridges are openworked in the extreme, highlighting the contrasts between polished chamfered profiles and matt satin-brushed surfaces. The striking visual effect is accentuated by a dark anthracite coating which alternately offsets the clear gleam of steel or the warm glow of pink gold. Seen from the back, the transparency of the caliber is reinforced by the equally openworked oscillating weight, while the front view is preserved by airy hour-markers suspended from a peripheral ring.

Journaliste experte en horlogerie, Marie présente des nouveautés et s’occupe de la rubrique 12e Art (l’art de la mesure du temps), qui établit un parallèle avec les arts classiques.

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