Girard-Perregaux Unveils Exquisite Timepiece Adorned with 1,791 Diamonds

Diamonds have long been revered as a symbol of opulence and elegance, and Girard-Perregaux’s latest creation takes this sentiment to new heights. Introducing a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, the renowned Swiss watchmaker presents the Girard-Perregaux Laureato 34 mm High Jewellery, a stunning expression of luxury and craftsmanship. Encased in pink gold, this extraordinary timepiece is embellished with a breathtaking array of 1,791 brilliant-cut diamonds, accentuated by a crown adorned with a captivating amethyst.

The significance of the staggering number of diamonds goes beyond mere extravagance. It commemorates the year 1791, a pivotal milestone when founder Jean-François Bautte, at a mere 19 years old, crafted his inaugural timepieces in Geneva. Thus, the Laureato 34 mm High Jewellery serves as a tribute to this historic moment, presented as a truly special creation.

Employing traditional grain setting techniques, each facet of the dial, bezel, case, and bracelet is meticulously adorned with brilliant diamonds. This meticulous process involves hand-drilling the pink gold surface to accommodate and perfectly secure each individual gem, ensuring a flawless and harmonious composition.

The crown, adorned with a mesmerizing amethyst cabochon, adds a touch of allure to the timepiece. Symbolizing purity, protection, and tranquility, the rich plum hue of the amethyst creates a striking contrast against the shimmering backdrop of diamonds.

Beneath its radiant exterior, the Laureato remains a testament to horological innovation, featuring Girard-Perregaux’s groundbreaking quartz movement and meticulously crafted case. Since its inception in 1975, the Laureato has captivated enthusiasts with its distinctive design, characterized by its octagonal bezel juxtaposed with a circular base and tonneau-shaped case. This harmonious blend of shapes creates a mesmerizing interplay of light and shadow, further enhanced by the addition of countless diamonds.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato 34 mm High Jewellery is available exclusively at the Girard-Perregaux boutique in Geneva, in collaboration with Bucherer. Pricing information is provided upon request, inviting discerning collectors to experience the epitome of luxury and refinement.