To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Girard-Perregaux 1957, the newest simply partnered with watch customizer Bamford to create this limited-edition watch it is calling the Laureato”Ghost.”
Intended as a unisex bit, Bamford sensibly opted for the 38mm case variant of this Laureato for this white ceramic limited variant. In years past I’d have bristled at the idea of choosing a 38mm over a 42, but damn if it did not reach that just-right”Goldilocks” zone. The octagonal bezel and integrated bracelet go a very long way in adding some necessary wrist presence.
While you do not see white ceramic quite often (although the Chanel J12 and also the AP Royal Oak QP in white ceramic came into mind for me personally, immediately), a number of you may be feeling some deja vu when looking at the Laureato Ghost. That is because there really was a white ceramic Laureato a year or two ago, in 2018, to be precise. In comparison with the launch of the black ceramic Laureato in the 42mm case, GP found a 38mm women’s white porcelain version with a diamond-set bezel. However, this version had a steel base on the bezel, so technically, it is not really”all-ceramic.” Whatever the case, I do think the Laureato Ghost is more considerate with its focused monochromatic design and not as burdened by gender-specific marketing.
My appreciation for the Girard-Perregaux’s Replica watches integrated bracelet sports view is no secret, and that I was also very taken with the Laureato Infinity that premiered a few months back in Geneva Watch Times. That octagonal bezel and incorporated bracelet using H-shaped links are two design signatures of this collection, and using white ceramic as a canvass does attract a fresh attitude into the Laureato.