Girard-Perregaux – Girard-Perregaux x Aston Matin – Style and Trend

Last year, Manufacture Girard-Perregaux became the official watchmaking partner of the British ultra-luxury automaker Aston Martin and the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ (AMF1) team. Since the beginning of this partnership, the two companies have collaborated together in the production of two watches, the Tourbillon sous Trois Ponts Volants Édition Aston Martin and the Laureato Chronographe Édition Aston Martin. Now Girard-Perregaux has collaborated with the AMF1 team for the first time on the creation of the Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition AM F1, a new model with two major innovations. This revolutionary timepiece brings together two worlds of Formula 1™: micromechanics and extreme performance.

Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition Aston Martin F1 © Girard-Perregaux

push the limits

In the competitive world of F1, just one second can make the difference between success and failure. Alongside aerodynamics and engine power, weight is an extremely important factor, so teams are constantly looking for new, innovative materials that promise valuable weight savings. The AMF1 team has put its unique expertise in the lightness of materials to the service of the world of quality watchmaking.

The new Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition AM F1 features a revolutionary 44mm case. It is made of titanium powder and carbon elements taken from the two F1 single-seaters competing in the 2021 season, which is unheard of in the watch industry. Through a high-tech manufacturing process, various components are combined and mixed with a colored resin. The resulting material offers more strength than steel. Thus, each watch has its own visual identity and indisputably stands out from all models on the market.

As Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, stated: “Working with Aston Martin from the very beginning of this partnership has been an absolute pleasure. It’s not just about putting our name on a Formula 1™ single-seater. Rather, it’s been in a variety of projects that resulted in the production of two very different timepieces. We worked together. This collaboration resulted in innovative and interesting ideas and ultimately led to the creation of exciting new products. It also gave rise to beautiful friendships between the collaborators of the two households. The first models that resulted from this collaboration proudly featured style and elegance. This new We tried to approach the F1 aspect of the brand by placing more emphasis on the concept of performance for the watch. »

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Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition Aston Martin F1 © Girard-Perregaux

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team Principal Mike Krack added: “We are determined to be successful as a team, and this passion requires us to analyze every element of our performance package. This means specifically mastering the materials used to create our single seats, measuring their weight, evaluating their durability. Contains… Many aspects that can help us save that important thousandth of a second in our time cycle. Girard-Perregaux is a valuable partner to us. We have worked closely together to share and combine our knowledge to develop each of the two brands. The new Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition AMF1 is the fruit of this collaboration and is a remarkable example of what we can achieve together. »

Two world firsts came together at an extraordinary hour

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition AMF1 features an ultra-innovative 44mm case made of titanium and carbon, an industry first. And Manufaktur’s creativity extends to the strap of this model – another world first. Presented in “Aston Martin Green”, the Rubber Alloy GP is made of FKM rubber (FKM) and carbon elements from the two Formula 1™ single-seaters competing in the 2021 season. an extremely complex process and special equipment. Such a technical bracelet also required extensive research into the compatibility of the materials used. This bracelet offers greater flexibility and resistance than traditional rubber. It is also enriched with a fabric effect insert. The buckle is equipped with a micro-adjustment system that ensures the belt fits snugly on the wearer’s wrist.

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Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition Aston Martin F1 © Girard-Perregaux

Aston Martin, an example of style and performance

Born on a track 109 years ago, Aston Martin has always shined with pride in the world of motor racing. Over the years, he participated in various international competitions and achieved many successes. While performance is inseparable from its DNA, Aston Martin is still recognized worldwide as an iconic brand synonymous with style, luxury and exclusivity. The British automaker combines cutting-edge technology, proven craftsmanship and timeless design to create critically acclaimed luxury models, including the Vantage, DB11, DBS, DBX and its first hypercar, the Aston Martin Valkyrie. This approach is celebrated with the new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition AMF1, which features a variety of designs inspired by the products of the prestigious British ultra-luxury brand.

The ‘Aston Martin Green’ colored dial with a sunlight finish is embellished with crosshatching, a pattern from the 1921 Aston Martin logo. Many sports cars are equipped with perforated components that provide structural rigidity while reducing mass. Vents on several Aston Martin models also help cool the engine. This new watch features openwork hands that add a sporty flair to the design. A touch of lime color makes the chronograph hands easy to identify – the color is also a nod to the AMF1 single-seat design. The counterweight of the central chronograph arm also resembles the side slats fitted to many Aston Martin passenger cars. While the automotive influences are evident, there may be much finer details that are only noticed by die-hard Aston Martin fans and insiders.

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Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition Aston Martin F1 © Girard-Perregaux

A powerful rear engine

While the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition AM F1 can boast powerful appeal, a reliable engine is also the main key to success. A wonderful first in the Laureato Absolute Chronograph, this watch has a sapphire crystal back. So the owner can admire the self-winding production mechanism Caliber GP03300-1058.

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Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition Aston Martin F1 © Girard-Perregaux

Limited edition

The Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ team is based in Silverstone, England, not far from the legendary circuit. An additional wink, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Edition AM F1 is limited to 306 pieces, meaning the total distance Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel have to cover on the day of the 2022 British Grand Prix (5,891 km x 52 rounds). The model is available from all Girard-Perregaux authorized retailers worldwide.

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