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Watches of Switzerland celebrates 100 years with exclusive Laureato in partnership with Girard-Perregaux

Watches of Switzerland, the epitome of luxury timepieces, is proud to announce a historic collaboration with renowned watchmaker Girard-Perregaux to mark its centenary milestone. Together, we are unveiling the exquisite, limited edition of 50 pieces Laureato 42mm, a true masterpiece of horological artistry. The combination of steel casing and refined pink gold elements plays tribute to the timeless colour and material combination that adorned of the inaugural version of the Laureato in 1975.

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Crafted with precision and passion, the Watches of Switzerland centenary exclusive limited edition Laureato is a testament to the brand's commitment to excellence. The timepiece features a stunning 42mm case in steel and 18k pink gold, exuding warmth, elegance, and preciousness in every detail.  The caseback side mirrors this effect thanks to a pink gold oscillating weight adorned with Cotes de Geneve.

One of the standout features of this extraordinary timepiece is the captivating Clous de Paris pattern adorning the dial, adding a touch of refinement and luxury. The dial serves as a canvas of timeless beauty, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that define Watches of Switzerland and Girard-Perregaux collaboration.

The Laureato, is an iconic collection from Girard-Perregaux. Shortly after its launch in 1975, the watch became more colloquially known as the “laureate”, an acknowledgement of its chronometer certification and extraordinary precision thanks to a 100% in-house integrated development, from design to movement. The steel case, along with its integrated bracelet, confers impressive levels of comfort. The aesthetic octagonal bezel that sits atop the case, a luxurious detail that contributes to the model’s distinctive look, looks not unlike a laurel crown which sits upon the head of a laureate. Instantly recognisable, the versatile Laureato is suitable for all occasions.

The Watches of Switzerland centenary Girard-Perregaux limited edition Laureato 42mm houses the Manufacture GP01800 caliber, boasting more than two days of powers reserve and showcasing beautiful decorations, made visible through the sapphire crystal caseback: satin finish, straight & circular Cotes de Geneve, circular graining, bevelling, engravings, sunray finish, mirror polishing and snailing.  Meticulous and elegant from the inside out, making the limited edition Laureato a true collector's item.

"As part of our centenary celebrations, we are delighted to have worked with Girard-Perregaux on this special timepiece. As a tribute to a century of watchmaking excellence, the Watches of Switzerland centenary limited edition, Laureato exclusive is a symbol of innovation, heritage, and timeless elegance. This collaboration exemplifies the shared values of craftsmanship and artistry that define both brands"

Craig Bolton, President of The Watches of Switzerland Group UK and Europe

"We are truly thrilled to celebrate this very special anniversary together with this extraordinary limited-edition timepiece. Over the years, our shared dedication to Haute Horlogerie has really brought us closer. This milestone is a strong reminder of the enduring partnership with The Watches of Switzerland Group and the exciting future we are building together"

Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux