The name Laureato may surprise at first sight. After all, Girard Perregaux is at home in French-speaking Switzerland and Perregaux also sounds like a French name. The word Laureato, on the other hand, comes from Italian. It can be translated as academician or graduate and expresses that it is a watch for people with a high educational background. The name was probably chosen for its beautiful yet gentle sound in this language. After all, Italian is also one of the official languages of Switzerland and therefore a natural mother tongue for a child of Swiss watch technology.
History of a return
The Girard Perregaux Laureato Collection was first presented in 1975. Its models at that time were among the most popular luxury watches of their time and are still highly coveted among collectors today. For this reason, Girard Perregaux decided to bring out another Girard Perregaux Laureato as a collector's item for its 225th anniversary in 2016. The success of the limited anniversary model was even greater than the renowned watchmaking company had expected. Girard Perregaux therefore decided to launch a complete new generation of Laureato watches, a collection that remains faithful to the Girard Perregaux Laureato tradition while meeting the demands of today's educated and elegant watch wearer. The result is these uniquely beautiful and refined watches.