Spotted this new release: Laureato Absolute Titanium

 By: Cookies : August 3rd, 2021-15:25
I think they’ve got right. What do you think? 

Here are my justifications:

1) Grade 5 (not Grade 2) titanium
2) Symmetry of dial (date is at 6 o’clock)
3) Sandwich dial indices
4) Proprietary rubber strap with micro-adjusters
5) High water resistance for a non-diver. 300m

Credit: Deployant Magazine

Interesting release from GP

 By: VinnieD : August 3rd, 2021-15:35
Can we say this is some kind of "time only RO Offshore" cousin?
I like it and the dial seems quite elaborate. Rubber strap makes sense and keeps price acceptable.
Solid execution anyways!

Anyways, size makes it too large for me - 44mm and 14.7mm height

Yes indeed I fully agree

 By: Cookies : August 3rd, 2021-15:39
My wrist is too small for a 44mm. If they did a 40-42mm it will be goldilocks size for smaller wristed chaps like me. Not to forget, with these rubber straps, they arch out a little, making a 44mm even larger to wear.

Too bad they are limited edition 🙄

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 3rd, 2021-15:37

Photo: GP

Yes 230 pieces each I’ve read

 By: Cookies : August 3rd, 2021-15:41
Should sell out quite quickly, due to the small numbers. Which colour do you prefer?

Black for me 👍

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 3rd, 2021-15:46

Same here

 By: Cookies : August 3rd, 2021-15:50

Black is timeless, the others are here today gone tomorrow.

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 3rd, 2021-16:25

looks nice if not their version of the offshore diver

 By: Dchang81 : August 3rd, 2021-15:43
would consider if they discount a decent amount.

Could be a likelihood yes

 By: Cookies : August 3rd, 2021-15:54

Getting Victorinox Inox vibes from this one...

 By: Jakub M : August 3rd, 2021-15:45

Yes now that you’ve mentioned it

 By: Cookies : August 3rd, 2021-15:54
I cannot unsee it. Haha.
They mentioned the blue version is selling at Wempe initially. I think the Germans have got larger bone structures, they can wear this size better.
I’ll just wait for a smaller version of this. The value proposition is spot on for this piece.

Ouch that hurts

 By: VinnieD : August 3rd, 2021-19:57
but true indeed. Someone at GP must be crying now if they read your post

I think its since the bezel so massive that it evokes INOX, regular model is nothing like it...

 By: Jakub M : August 3rd, 2021-20:05

Absolutely beautiful

 By: Weems@8 : August 3rd, 2021-16:37
My thoughts are positive.

But i have also questions.
Is it a thick watch?
How is the strap attachment?

14.65 mm

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 3rd, 2021-16:40

Oh it’s quite thick

 By: Cookies : August 3rd, 2021-16:47
Almost as thick as a standard blackbay 41mm. Thickness is an important overlooked factor.

Great answer.

 By: Weems@8 : August 3rd, 2021-16:59
Overlooked factor.

Personally, a watch haven’t be an Altiplano or Octo Finissimo. Ultra thin is not a preference for me, albeit a chunky watch which hobble on my wrist is not quite perfect.
Let’s say, 14 mm is the maximum of the hight.
10mm is good.

Interesting release

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : August 3rd, 2021-17:33

A date at 6???

 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2021-23:05

Very nice watch. Go for it. Wonderful picture. 👍

 By: geross : August 4th, 2021-01:24
No regrets on mine. But not Titanium.



 By: Cookies : August 4th, 2021-11:44

👍👏😊, Cheers my friend. 🍻

 By: geross : August 4th, 2021-12:24

I like the direction

 By: jpd : August 4th, 2021-01:28
...and that they are in titanium, though the size is unfortunately too large for me.

Am still very happy with this one though 😉

I think this is among the best looking version

 By: Cookies : August 4th, 2021-11:44
The lume is so nice. I contemplated between this and the infinito at the store, but took the infinito instead, yet the lume of this piece still haunts me. I prefer the 38mm version.

Thanks much

 By: jpd : August 5th, 2021-06:50
Mine is in fact the 38mm version as I have pretty small wrists…

I saw this monster the other day when I was getting a bracelet.

 By: iceheller : August 4th, 2021-04:31

Looks similar in term of the design.

Nice but too bulky

 By: Cookies : August 4th, 2021-05:02
It is a monster indeed. I reckon one needs a larger wrist to wear this well.

Who celebrates 230th???

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 4th, 2021-16:30
Seems a sign of anxiety trying to get more products out...they make nice watches and very reliable movements but unfortunately under appreciated.

Indeed, what u say is true

 By: Cookies : August 4th, 2021-17:47
230 is a strange anniversary. They seem to be at a challenging cross-road now:

1) Branch into creating too many products that confuse and dilute the main line
2) Stay focused on tried and true products, keeping their product lineages pure

I hope they keep to the 2nd road, with a few incursions into new territories. Was quite surprised when they discontinued the 38mm Laureato. On the other hand, the Aston Martin piece is quite breathtaking. 
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