Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin are two of the most prestigious luxury brands in the world, renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and enduring appeal. In 2021, these two iconic brands entered into a multi-year collaboration agreement, with the aim of creating a range of limited-edition co-branded products that would reflect their shared values of excellence, innovation, and timeless design.
One of the standout products of this collaboration is the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition, a stunning timepiece that embodies the best of both brands. This watch features a sleek, contemporary design that incorporates elements inspired by Aston Martin’s iconic cars, including powerful engines, sleek contours, and lightweight construction.
The Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition is presented in a distinctive British Racing Green hue, a color that has been associated with British race cars since the early 1900s. This color evokes thoughts of performance and success and is now used on present-day Aston Martin cars, making it a logical choice for a co-branded model.
The watch is crafted from ultra-modern ceramic, a lightweight material that is composed of zirconium oxide and metallic oxides. The green hue of the material is achieved by adding metallic oxides to the zirconium oxide powder, resulting in a distinctive color that is both elegant and eye-catching.
The ceramic components of the watch are particularly hard, up to seven times harder than steel, making them incredibly scratch-resistant and ensuring that the watch retains its showroom-fresh appearance for years to come. Additionally, ceramic is unaffected by changes in ambient temperature, hypoallergenic, and remarkably smooth, making it a highly comfortable material to wear.
The Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition is available in two sizes: 42mm and 38mm. The 42mm model is equipped with the Calibre GP01800 self-winding movement, while the 38mm version features the Calibre GP03300. Both movements are beautifully appointed and can be admired through a see-through case back that is personalized with the Aston Martin logo.
The movements are decorated with a range of techniques, including circular graining, bevelling, mirror-polishing, satin finish, snailing, sunray finish, and various engravings. The bridges are adorned with straight Cotes de Geneve, while the oscillating weight is embellished with circular Cotes de Geneve. Both movements have a power reserve of at least 46 hours (38mm) and 54 hours (42mm), ensuring reliable timekeeping and longevity.
The Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition is a true masterpiece of Haute Horlogerie, combining the best of Girard-Perregaux’s expertise in watchmaking with Aston Martin’s timeless design and performance. This limited-edition timepiece is sure to be a sought-after item among collectors and enthusiasts alike and will be available worldwide in selected Girard-Perregaux retailers starting in June 2023.