The first to usher in an ever growing list of exclusive hard metal timepieces was the Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet but among the pioneers of this fashion we certainly cannot forget the Graduate, a much loved timepiece by Italians and beyond. It was the beginning of the 70s and, he was the genius of Gerald Genta to decide for us all that luxury watches were dressed in steel. Among the novelties presented in this Summer 2018, we find the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Summer Limited Edition, an unprecedented line of Graduate colored in bright colors and designed for the female wrist, presented in two different models and sizes.
For the model with a diameter of 38mm Girard-Perregaux he chose pastel blue, purple and yellow colors and, as always, the dial is decorated with the pattern Clous de Paris. The bright colors contrast with the octagonal steel bezel which on this model is set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds. This version features a self-winding movement GP03300 with hours, minutes, central seconds and date functions, guaranteeing a power reserve of 46 hours. The main plate is decorated with perlage and adorned with a motif Côtes de Genève which we also find on the oscillating weight along with a satin finish, beveled corners and blued screws.
Aqua green or candy pink? The dial of the 34 mm version of the Summer Edition, also beautifully framed by the usual octagonal bezel and with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set, is instead animated by a quartz movement, the Caliber GP13100 equipped with truly exclusive finishes, able to make the steel case noticeably thinner.
Regardless of the case diameter of 38mm or 34mm each version of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Summer Limited Edition is available in limited series of 75 pieces, optionally equipped with a stainless steel bracelet or with a rubber strap in the same color as the dial.