I was eagerly waiting to try on the new 2017 Laureato in both 42 and 38mm to judge for myself what would be the best size for me.
My wrist is not very large and I do have the 36mm Laureato 8010 from 1996 which sits well on my wrist, so I was very interested to see which would fit better.
On the other hand, I do know the Laureato Anniversary from 2016 with 41mm case and I though that was a very good fitting size, so perhaps 42mm is better?
Putting them side-by-side shows quite a bit the size difference. From what I learned, you cannot judge from another Reference like the 8010 on the size of another Reference. It is not only the case diameter, but the overall proportions in relation to thickness, bezel and other design elements.
When I tried the 38mm Laureato, it was immediately clear for me: great size for Ladies who want a mechanical watch. For men, go with the 42mm, at least that was my conclusion as it worked best for me.
Good comparison, as mentioned earlier, I find the proportions of the 42 mm better than on the 38 mm for my wrist.
But even better, the 41 mm!