Some pictures of my new Laureato.
So I finally dediced for the time only model.
Compared to the chronograph,that I also considered,this is the more elegant piece and more true to its original 70's design codes.
I went for the 42mm version as this one fits nicely on my wrist. The 38mm version is simply too small for a man's watch.
The "clou de Paris" dial is of course one of the highlights of the watch and perfectly executed.
What else to say about the finish of the case that it is absolutely perfect and equal to the very best!
A special mention for the comfort of the bracelet. It is wonderfully smooth and fits like a glove : proof of a well thought and perfectly executed design.
One of the reasons why I prefered this time only version to the chronograph is the use of the modern caliber GP 1800. Finally a movement from GP that has an adequate diameter to fill the case.
I said it many times before : GP needs to further develop bigger movements as the older calibers at +-26mm diameter are simply too small for the current 39-42 mm watches and impose lots of
unwanted design compromises to many of their pieces.
This is a well finished movement in line with what you would get from other brands like BP,Breguet or GO at simillar price points.
However,and again at this price point, I would have clearly wished for a nicer decorated and/or designed rotor!
Lots of nice hand finishing that can be appreciated by getting really close to the movement.
Thanks for looking,