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  • Manufacturer: Girard-Perregaux
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 8017
    Model Name: Laureato
    Material: Sandblasted stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 3170, 63 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Sandblasted stainless steel Girard-Perregaux bracelet, 155 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Sandblasted stainless steel Girard-Perregaux concealed double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case back further engraved 'To Laurent, Gino, 1998, Prototype'
    Accessories: With Girard-Perregaux International Guarantee, desk clock with paperweight base, product literature, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    'This is a stainless steel prototype chronograph watch that I designed with Luigi "Gino" Macaluso to try the Laureato with a round bezel. The sandblasted stainless steel gives the watch a great appearance and I particularly like the luminous hands and accents on the dial.'

43 Watches & Encounters The Laurent Picciotto Collection of Contemporary Watches Since 1791, Girard Perregaux has created watches of the highest quality. Founder Jean-François Bautte created and assembled all parts of the watch within his atelier, which was a true anomaly for any watchmaker at the time. Girard Perregaux was most famous for inventing the three bridges tourbillon. He presented his very first tourbillon with three gold bridges in 1867, and later patented this complication in 1884 in the United States. Today, Girard Perregaux creates some of the most complicated wristwatches of the modern era. The Girard Perregaux wristwatches in the following pages perfectly capture and represent the creativity and level of quality that Girard Perregaux is producing today.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 8017
Laurent Picciotto Collection: A sandblasted stainless steel prototype chronograph bracelet watch with date and desk clock with paperweight base

Circa 1998
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case back further engraved 'To Laurent, Gino, 1998, Prototype'

Estimate
HK$32,000 - 48,000 
€3,900-5,800
$4,000-6,000

Sold for HK$70,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

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Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017