How Steve Salis is Redefining High-End Dining for Everyone

The restaurant and hospitality industries have long been characterized by a stark divide between high-end luxury and mainstream affordability. Historically, luxury dining has...

New label for Château Mouton Rothschild 2021 Illustrated by Chiharu Shiota

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota has created the original artwork Universe of Mouton for the label of Château Mouton Rothschild 2021. In her drawing,...

Rod Stewart Invites You To Elevate Your Holiday Celebrations With A Limited Edition Wolfie’s Whisky Gift Set

As the holiday season draws near,  two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Sir Rod Stewart, is set to elevate your celebrations with...

Enchanting Holiday Trees And Decor Around The World

Claridge's & Louis Vuitton Christmas Tree 2023Some of the most luxurious hotels around the world have collaborated with artists, top designers and brands...

wins Best Luxury Residential Property for “Eden Roc” in Cyprus

Photo credits courtesy of bbf:Cyprus, the jewel of the Mediterranean, with its abundant 340 year-round sunny days, welcomes a new shining star –...

Girard-Perregaux Launches Laureato Absolute 8Tech

From JustLuxe content partner iW Magazine

Girard-Perregaux updates its Laureato Absolute collection with the Laureato Absolute 8Tech, a watch built with an unusual, lightweight 44mm carbon-titanium case. 

The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute 8Tech.

The watch, presented during Geneva Watch Days, is the newest in the collection that emphasizes high-tech materials to create contemporary models within the original Laureato line. Laureato is the watchmaker’s pioneering luxury collection that in 1975 was among the first to combine an eight-sided steel case with an integrated steel bracelet.

Since Girard-Perregaux debuted its Laureato Absolute collection (in 2019) we’ve seen models built with materials such as metalized sapphire crystal, carbon glass, and a rubber alloy. 

In the case of the new Absolute 8Tech, the watchmaker starts with carbon fibers and combines them with lightweight titanium powder to form extremely thin (0.05mm) layers.

These layers are then superimposed on one another to form ‘stacks’ that are cut into octagons, a process Girard-Perregaux says is an industry first.

After a period of hand-applied finishing, the case takes on a wavy appearance, which looks a bit like those made from Damascus steel.

As a lightweight yet extremely strong watch, the Laureato Absolute 8Tech is a sporty model with a sandwich-type grey dial built atop a layer of Grade 5 titanium, a metal partially visible through several apertures in the upper portion. Each opening serves as an index, and each lies adjacent to a luminescent marking.

Inside Girard-Perregaux fits its own superb automatic Caliber GP03300-1058, which is visible through a smoky sapphire crystal back. Not surprisingly, the movement is very nicely finished with Côtes de Genève, chamfering, and straight graining. 

Price: $27,300. 

Source link


Must Read

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here