Girard-Perregaux unveils the Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer Blue, a limited-edition watch created exclusively for the prestigious retailer Bucherer. Housed in a sapphire crystal case and featuring titanium lugs, this watch offers a three-dimensional view of numerous movement components.
Housed in a 44mm case, the Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer boasts some of the design elements first seen on the original Laureato of 1975 including its famous octagonal bezel. Among its new details is a clear case formed of sapphire crystal. The octagonal mainplate of the timepiece is wrapped in blue PVD, Bucherer‘s house colors. The main plate is incredibly strong, preventing unwanted flex which could affect reliability, and the case is formed of sapphire with titanium lugs. The sapphire sections offers sublime views of the main plate, various components like the balance and the mainspring, as well as openworked NAC- treated bridges.
The Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer features several pared-back components like a hollowed-out barrel drum and a skeletonized gold oscillating weight. The openwork also extends to the hour and minute hands which feature a skeletonized design affording superior views of the movement below.
The watch is powered by the self-winding Manufacture movement, the Calibre GP01800-1652. The NAC treated bridges are circular satin-finished. The movement also features several highly desirable technical features such as a variable inertia balance. When contrasted with the ubiquitous index-regulated balance, the variable inertia balance is superior, proving less susceptible to positional influence and delivering better rate stability.
This watch comes on a strap made of GP Rubber Alloy, made of grey FKM rubber alloy injected with titanium, and finished with a fabric effect texture. Such rubber provides greater suppleness and resistance when contrasted with conventional rubber. The strap is paired with a titanium folding clasp with a micro-adjustment system.
Limited to 18 pieces, the Laureato Absolute Light Bucherer is available exclusively in selected branches of Bucherer from September 2021.