Work & Weekend Worthy: Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Ceramic

Each month, we choose a watch on Troverie that can translate beautifully from office wear to off duty attire. In this edition of WWW, all eyes are on the Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Ceramic.

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The Laureato collection, originally released by Girard-Perregaux in 1975 and re-introduced in 2016 to mark the brand's 225th anniversary, has been expanded to include more than 20 models. While many of the styles skew masculine or unisex, a distinctly feminine piece caught our eye: a sleek white ceramic 38mm with a diamond-set bezel. Yes, it’s stunning, but this Laureato's mechanics are nothing to sniff at – the watch boasts an in-house GP03300-0030 self-winding movement and 46 hours of power reserve. 

You might think a white bracelet coupled with a bezel filled with fifty-six diamonds is far flashier than a weekend watch ought to be, but the angularity of the Laureato's sexy, sporty 1970s silhouette provides the perfect contrast to its more feminine touches. A handsome octagonal bezel and grid-like textured dial, dubbed the “Clous de Paris” motif, beautifully balances both the bold stone-set bezel and the ladylike bright white ceramic. The bracelet stays true to Laureato form with a smoothly integrated shape, and links that subtly alternate between polished and brushed surfaces. An added bonus, especially in the white hot heat of summer: ceramic is cool and light against the skin, which makes this watch the perfect companion for a summer tennis match. 

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Ceramic, $18,060; troverie.com