The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Aston Martin Comes In Racing Green Ceramic For The First Time

It has been a very fruitful couple of years since Girard-Perregaux teamed up with Aston Martin. The Swiss watchmaker has already produced a slew of references inspired by the iconic British automotive marque: first, a more ambitious complication in the Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges, and then the more sportive Laureato. Earlier this year, the third of the latter entered the line-up, in the form of the Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition.

Green—as in ‘British Racing’, naturally—has been a recurring theme for the collaboration, but not quite like this. In fact, this is the first time a Laureato has been offered in a green ceramic case and bracelet. Aside from the natural advantages of ceramic—resistance to wear, hypoallergenic properties, and lightness—it lends the watch a particularly modern, matte look. It is a distinctive material contrast with the dial, which is in a sunray-brushed green, and of course with the signature Aston Martin cross-hatch pattern.

The identity of the Laureato case and its octagonal bezel are perfectly preserved in this new material, which along with the bracelet has alternating polished and satin finishes to maximise visual impact. It contains an in-house self-winding movement with a 54-hour power reserve. It is offered in two sizes: 42mm (RM110,700 and limited to 388 pieces) and 38mm (RM107,100 and limited to 188 pieces), which between them will accommodate the overwhelming majority of wrist sizes and shapes. The 42mm reference is slightly more than 11mm thick, while the 38mm is a touch slimmer at about 10.3mm. Both are svelte wearers, however, combining elegance and sportiness in a way that, well, Aston Martin also does.


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