Girard-perregaux in­tro­duces its em­blem­atic Laureato Skele­ton to the world of ceram­ics. While the Laureato Skele­ton is tak­ing a walk on the dark side, solely to en­hance its charisma and strong pres­ence, it still al­lows light to flood through its open­worked move­ment. The Laureato Skele­ton Ce­ramic thereby once again demon­strates the strength and rel­e­vance of the Girard-perregaux de­sign, ca­pa­ble of mul­ti­ple mu­ta­tions through time in terms of both size and ma­te­ri­als. The Laureato is de­fined by a pol­ished oc­tag­o­nal bezel fit­ted on an in­te­grated case with no lugs or loops. The use of ceram­ics fur­ther ac­cen­tu­ates its er­gonomic qual­i­ties as the tech­ni­cal ma­te­rial is light, vir­tu­ally scratch­proof and ex­tremely well tol­er­ated by the skin. Its ex­treme hardness nonethe­less makes it a ma­te­rial that is ex­tremely hard to shape, es­pe­cially when it comes to fol­low­ing the com­plex vol­umes of the Laureato. De­spite the chal­lenges, Girard-perregaux chose to carve out the oc­tag­o­nal bezel and the shape of the bracelet links from a solid block of ma­te­rial, as well as to give them the re­quired tex­tures.

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