Beautiful comparison shots!

May 22, 2022,10:16 AM

One thing I'd say is that the Royal Oak is ALL sharp angularity, whereas the Laureato is much more soft curves (this extends to cases, bracelets, and dial design).

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A pictorial comparison between the Royal Oak and the Laureato.

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-08:28
Are these watches too much of the same or do they have a place side by side in a collection? To be honest, I was a bit concerned before I picked up my ROC that the Laureato might look too similar,especially with both having the blue dial. This concern was...  

Beautiful comparison shots!

 By: blau : May 22nd, 2022-10:16
One thing I'd say is that the Royal Oak is ALL sharp angularity, whereas the Laureato is much more soft curves (this extends to cases, bracelets, and dial design).

Many thanks!

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-11:57
Yes,the Laureato is for sure the "dressier" watch as compared to the more "brutal" design of the Royal Oak.

A good comparison

 By: Weems@8 : May 22nd, 2022-11:14
Let’s make no secret here, i fall for the Laureato. Albeit i like the Oak also. The Laureato is sweet. It was off of my radar, but i wil look again if the prices are normalized when covid madness hurt many watches and locations. Two watched which are simi... 

Thanks,I usually also go for diversity in my collection.

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-12:00
But I have given up to fight against my desire for blue dialed watches . And yes, we are all waiting for the price madness to go away....

I place watches in “occasion” categories.

 By: Uncle Chico : May 22nd, 2022-11:39
Dress, casual chic, casual and sports. So for me the GP is a dress watch and the AP could fall into either the casual chic or casual category. So yes, both watches could be in a collection.

Yes,clearly the Laureato is the more elegant watch!

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-12:03
I guess that goes back to the former owner of GP,the Macaluso family, that reintroduced this model some years ago with typical Italian chic !!!

Many thanks for your feedback.

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-15:08
With these kind of watches (my Overseas is the same),the bracelet wraps much better around my wrist than straps which have the tendency to fight my wrist.

Looks are of course very subjective,but...

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-15:33 almost every "hard fact", the Overseas is the better watch : movement finish,WR,anti-magnetic,bracelet finish/comfort/quick adjustement,...

Both are very nice watches, Gerard, but…

 By: MTR : May 22nd, 2022-14:04
... personally, I would go for the Laureato, if am looking for a sports watch in steel. The AP RO looks more like a sports watch, but - as far as I know - is only half as waterproof as the GP (AP: 50m and GP: 100m). So - for me - the Laureato is more prac... 

I think they could belong together but I would choose the Laureto for many of the reasons arleady mentioned..

 By: D-TIME1 : May 22nd, 2022-14:23
But I am not an RO fan, just respect it for what it is. The Laureto obviously got its "idea" from an RO but I think GP executed it extremely well... I am almost thought about pulling the trigger on the Laureto but still a little out of price range... Both... 

These 2 can coexist, without question

 By: MichaelC : May 22nd, 2022-15:59
I can only speak of the all ceramic Laureato skeleton I have, which is so comfortable. It is extremely light weight, and come to think of it, I have never even tried on an all steel Laureato. The GP is really a tremendous value when compared to the AP, wh... 

Thanks for your feedback,Michael.

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-16:04
You are right:in terms of quality/price/fun ratio,the Laureato is second to your ceramic skeleton is a pure dream watch!!


 By: MTR : May 22nd, 2022-19:11

I love both watches!

 By: Motty : May 22nd, 2022-18:00
I think that there are collectors that are hoarders, and they will wanna have as many as possible just to have, if that is the case then you should have both. But if your the type that you have 1 watch per style and 1 watch per color or whatever way your ... 

Interesting thoughts!

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-21:04
At the earlier stages of my watch collecting I strongly limited myself to the 1 watch per style/color now this limitation is less important to me and I hardly ever let watches go for as long as I still enjoy wearing Laureato and Royal Oak still give me ... 

Thanks a lot!

 By: jlux : May 22nd, 2022-21:04