Tuesday of Laureato week: Girard-Perregaux Laureato 4266 TA

Mar 05, 2019,01:41 AM

Today, let's go back to THE original Laureato.

The very first from 1975 in steel with blue Clous-de-Paris dial.

35mm diameter but great presence on the wrist.

Very thin but Quartz movement, it was cutting edge at that time!

I particularly like the Bracelet, it is slim, but solid and very comfortable. It just looks classy.



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It is often hard to beat the original, like take the Royal Oak 5402

 By: crown comfort : March 5th, 2019-03:43
but I also like the modern adaptations, the 8010 and the current Laureato.

Best specimen [nt]

 By: jomni1 : March 5th, 2019-02:40

From the original Laureato, yes, the all steel with blue Clous-de-Paris I like best

 By: crown comfort : March 5th, 2019-03:44
of all Laureatos, I think there are a few other candidates

This is an important part of the GP history!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : March 5th, 2019-02:59
Both in regards of the Laureato and for the Quartz movements! The standard GP set with these Quartz movements is still in use by many brands today! Best Blomman

pure perfection [nt]

 By: Passionata_george : March 5th, 2019-03:20

Cutting edge as you said

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : March 5th, 2019-03:22
G-P played important role in first days of quartz. If not mistaken "their frequency" became officially accepted in quartz watches. Very cool time capsule with excellent dial. Cheers D

Absolutely correct as or my reply to Blomman

 By: crown comfort : March 5th, 2019-03:48
it was a break through in Quartz technology.

This is a good looking watch from GP ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 5th, 2019-03:43
If only it had a mechanical movement to match its looks.

Very cool to see the original.

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : March 5th, 2019-03:54
The 35mm size is perfect. So, how many weeks do we get a Laureato a day?

Thanks J K. The colour is also very nice, hard to see in photos

 By: crown comfort : March 5th, 2019-05:14
it is a very nice greyish blue.

I'll dispute "but quartz" here...

 By: tick28800 : March 5th, 2019-23:57
We all know that nowadays quartz movements and watches are almost always synonym for el-cheapo watches, if you don't go over super high precision multi quartz/thermo compensated models. But back in the days when this was in the shop windows quartz was see... 

Many thanks for your thoughts

 By: crown comfort : March 6th, 2019-01:31
I have of course made peace with the Quartz movement in the first Laureato as you rightly pointed out how important and cutting edge it was at that time. Collectible? Very! Nostalgic feelings that it does not have a mechanical movement? Yeah, still there ... 

Great Watch, desperately looking for replacement part (inductor)

 By: ueli.brunner : June 25th, 2019-21:13
Had sent my watch to GP for repair, but unfortunately they have no more spare parts. The inductor is broken. Any suggestions for help are welcome. Have received my GP 4266 about 40 years ago as a gift. A beautiful watch, very accurate and reliable.

Check out...

 By: claes_t : June 26th, 2019-07:49
gpchronicles.com There is help to be had

Thanks! [nt]

 By: ueli.brunner : June 26th, 2019-08:10