Girard Perregaux - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII Hong Kong Friday, November 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Girard Perregaux
    Year: Circa 2022
    Reference No: 81015
    Case No: 207
    Model Name: Laureato Skeleton Ceramic
    Material: Ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1800, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Ceramic Girard Perregaux bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Ceramic Girard Perregaux deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Girard Perregaux warranty stamped Jewelry & Watches Schwanenplatz, Switzerland dated 12 April 2022, instruction manual, travel pouch, loupe, cloth, key, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Laureato holds an eminent place in Girard-Perregaux's history as the manufacture's most iconic model. Yet unlike other legendary watches, this trailblazer began life as a quartz timepiece. When first introduced in 1975 amid the dawn of integrated bracelet sports watches, the Laureato boldly brought Girard-Perregaux's forward-thinking approach to quartz into this burgeoning genre.

    Remaining at the vanguard, Girard-Perregaux developed the groundbreaking 32,768 Hz caliber GP-350 in-house quartz movement in 1971. This frequency would become the standard for virtually all quartz watches. Mechanical Laureato models arrived in 1995, housing the manufacture's most complex calibers within the iconic design.

    In 2017, Girard-Perregaux unveiled the Laureato Skeleton Ceramic, melding modern materials with transparency. The openworked cal. 1800 provides a striking backdrop, having first appeared in the 1966 Skeleton Automatic.

    In this classic round watch, the ornate black and gold palette offset the contemporary skeletonization. However, within the sleek 42mm ceramic Laureato case, the movement makes a decidedly different impression. Ceramic's urban modernity heightens the tech aesthetic, while its lightness and scratch resistance enhance wearability.

    With its smooth curves, the Laureato softens its cutting-edge materials. The lightweight case and bracelet offer all-day comfort, continuing Girard-Perregaux’s spirit of innovation. Standing apart from its quartz origins, this contemporary edition pays homage to the enduring elegance of the Laureato design. The present example is offered in “like-new” condition and complete with all its accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    Girard Perregaux

    Swiss • 1791

    Celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2016, the company earned its fame as the first vertically integrated Swiss watchmaking company, manufacturing high-grade movements, cases and dials within its premises. Particularly noteworthy are the brand's three-gold-bridge tourbillon pocket watches built by Constant Girard beginning in 1867 — considered amongst the most beautiful movement architectures ever made. An active participant in Switzerland's observatory chronometry competitions, the brand won so many precision awards that they were excluded from competing in 1901.

    Key models include nineteenth and twentieth century pocket watches with three gold bridges, modern tourbillon wristwatches with three gold bridges, minute repeating pocket and wristwatches, as well as sport watches such as the Laureato and Sea Hawk.

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Ref. 81015
An extremely attractive and “like-new” ceramic skeletonized wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2022
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$215,900

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023