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Girard-Perregaux Laureato

| By Laurie Kahle | From Fox NFL Sunday, January/ February 2023
Girard-Perregaux Laureato
When Girard-Perregaux debuted its sporty-chic Laureato in 1975, Jaws was packing movie theaters and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” was blanketing the radio waves. And in Switzerland, traditional mechanical watchmakers were struggling to survive with the advent of inexpensive, high-precision quartz movements. Distinguished by sleek lines, raised octagonal bezel, hobnail-patterned Clous de Paris dial and integrated metal bracelet, the Laureato reflected the horological zeitgeist of the era, bearing influences from Gérald Genta, the design visionary behind Patek Philippe’s Nautilus and Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak. The first Laureato fashionably combined steel and …
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