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Laureato Heritage 225

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 21st, 2023-13:24
Friends, I present the “White lion” 225 …. ref 81000 Remember that this LE was a prototype of sorts to test the market, as this was to become a pillar of the brand. GP made only 225 pieces to mark the 225th anniversary of the Maison 2016. Designer Stefano...  

Thanks 🙏

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-06:42
Yes, this version of the laureato 41 mm is a rare bird and one of those pieces that is going for cheap on the secondary market for those that don’t know what they have. I have a feeling that this will change soon. Stefano designing the 41 mm. Inspiration ...  

Aaah, Stefano's notebook... ;)

 By: amanico : September 22nd, 2023-06:54

Yes 🙌 and his father

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-08:12
The late great Luigi (Gino) Macaluso. Designing the first mechanical laureato the laureato 8010 …circa 1994-1995 ...  

I wish I had the pleasure to

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-09:06
Have met Luigi. He was a force to be reconned with from what I read. I have had the pleasure to speak with Stefano. A real gentleman. He has a true love for ALL watches. A collector himself. Other brands too. I like that.

Gino Macaluso

 By: SingaporeMarc : October 9th, 2023-11:45
Pics curtesy of the Gino Macaluso Foundation ...  


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 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-06:42
And thanks for reading. ☀️

Cool one

 By: Derreck : September 21st, 2023-16:49

Version 000 of 225

 By: MCG (Markus) : September 21st, 2023-17:54
So there are 226 in fact! 🤩 Never thought they would sell a 000 version…

Not quite … but nice observation

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-06:49
GP informed me that one number was removed… I think it was 13 as sole are superstitious (I personally like the number 13 on the roulette table) 😊 So that is why the 000/225 was made and sold (to me). Usually the 000 is a prototype and kept by the designer... 

Looking good!

 By: Aquaracer1 : September 21st, 2023-18:24
That’s been my experience with the Laureato as well, both 38 and 42 wear a mm or two smaller than the specs. Do you notice the size difference between the 42 mm and the 41 mm on your wrist? I always wonder what a 40 mm Laureato would wear / look like on m... 

Yes, a clear difference to me

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-06:53
And why I advocate folks to grab the 41 mm over the 42 if possible. Or get both. 😊 I’ll make Another post on the differences. I have done a few already and if you search under my profile name, you will see them. Here is teaser of the 42 mm on the left and...  

Glad you see it too 😀

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-07:19
The 41 mm is the “40 mm” that so many keep clamouring for. It’s already here. One just has to be clever to grab it at damn cheap prices still. One can be sure they if GP ever were to crate a 40 mm laureato, it is going to be in the USD 17-18 K price range... 

Exactly right?

 By: Derreck : September 22nd, 2023-07:23
Since you say it wears abt 1 mm smaller, the 41 is the 40 everyone is looking for!

Bingo 🙌 imagine if Tim Mosso

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-08:15
Did a short video on it … Boom 💥

Refined, cool. Smooth and pleasing to the eyes in telling time. 👍

 By: geross : September 21st, 2023-18:46
A gem of a Laureato, and it's so exclusive and rare. Tfs. Marc. 😊💎⌚ Geross.

Thanks G👋

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-06:53

Absolute stunner!

 By: ArmisT : September 21st, 2023-19:13
Why oh why do we not see current offerings like this?!

Well, one could say the 42 mm laureato

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-06:57
Is the current offering. I think the bigger question is why are there still a few “cheap” 41 mm on c24’and such? I think the seller don’t know the significance yet of what they have. And perhaps many newbie collectors of the laureato don’t understand the ... 

You are indeed a great ambassador…and influencer 🙂

 By: ArmisT : September 22nd, 2023-09:54
Interestingly, while there is a current white dial offering, there are features that appear to distinguish your version from the current version, which makes yours look significantly more impressive. It may be my eyes, or the lack of a side-by-side pictur... 

Thank you 🙏

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-10:24
There are no silver/white dial 225 41 mm ref 81000 available at any AD from what I know. All sold out. If you wanted one, you would need to look at C24 and such. Are you referring yo the 42 mm instead ? 🤔

Yes, I was referring to the 42mm.

 By: ArmisT : September 22nd, 2023-14:55
I will give a try next time at AD, but I don’t expect it to have same impact as yours. But i’m keeping an open mind.👍🏽

Oh the 42 mm is totally different

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-16:32
The whole reason for my post was to say that the 41 mm is the rare bird. The 42 mm is not. Look on c24 under “laureato 81000” for the 41 mm if you want something with provenance and is rare. Good luck 👍🏻

Thanks … NEO vintage

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 22nd, 2023-07:15
Mine are NEO vintage and not vintage. Just important to make that distinction. 1990s and such are neo vintage and user the macaluso family ownership. I believe that knowledge level of the prices from the 1990s and such is very shallow. The information is ... 

Yes! "Neo"! I understood the era you are focusing on (and why) but left out a key word. No problem on the long response as I appreciate thorough and accurate communication.

 By: InDebtButOnTime : September 22nd, 2023-23:10
I usually try to do the same and often feel some folks who I send to don't even bother to read as soon as they see the length. Texting with a phone is the culprit. It's tedious and encourages incredibly brief messages which often leave more questions than... 


 By: SingaporeMarc : September 23rd, 2023-00:20
Good morning from Sunny Singapore ☀️

Very same here, mon ami.

 By: amanico : September 23rd, 2023-06:32

Would be great to have a central

 By: SingaporeMarc : September 23rd, 2023-06:08
website where details such as production numbers, etc are. I often search for information on watchprosite and there is a lot but scattered across various posts. Unfortunately, many of the post pictures from the time of PeterCDE are now broken links. Is th...