We all know that watches and cars go hand in hand, and a deal with a reputable automaker can boost the appeal of a watch brand. Girard-Perregaux may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of cars and watches, it pioneered the trend and made pocket watches for Shell in the 1930s. Last year, GP teamed up with renowned British performance car manufacturer Aston Martin to form a two-pronged alliance covering Formula One (AM Aramco Cognizant F1 Team) and road cars. Its first watch to mark this partnership is a skeletonized tourbillon with three flybridges, a nod to Aston Martin's iconic DB cars of the 1950s and '60s, followed by the sporty Laureato Chronograph paired with Classic Aston Martin green dial. The third watch to leave the pits is the Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition, with an extremely light case made of titanium powder and carbon, taken from the two F1 cars used in the 2021 season.
innovative mixF1 cars strike a delicate balance between aerodynamics, engine power and weight. Researching innovative materials that can reduce weight to save seconds is part of the extensive research and development behind every F1 car. Carbon fiber is the most popular material because of its lightness and strength. For its latest collaboration watch, GP sourced carbon from two F1 cars used in the 2021 season and mixed it with titanium powder to create the lightweight and resilient 44mm Laureato Absolute Chronograph case. Using a high-tech manufacturing process, the components are mixed with pigmented resins to create a unique mottled effect, with green spots that vary from watch to fashion replica watches. According to the brand, this titanium and carbon fiber case is an industry first.
The 44mm Laureato Absolute Chronograph case has a bold angular design with an octagonal bezel that brings the watch to a height of 15.15mm. The two rectangular buttons are curved to match the contours of the case, and a slight indent in the middle distinguishes their functions with strips of yellow (upper button) and lime green (lower button). The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating; the sapphire crystal on the caseback has a white Aston Martin Aramco Cognitive Formula 1 team decal. Waterproof depth is 100m.
Aston Martin's signature racing green appears on the dial, with a cross-hatched pattern dating back to the 1921 Aston Martin AM badge. Skeleton hands are another nod to Aston Martin car openings to promote cooling, and the chronograph hands are in lime like the speed lines on the AMF1. The weights on the central chronograph hands mimic the side panels used on several Aston Martin road cars.discount replica watches
The sloping flange has thick markers treated with luminous material that glow green in the dark, just like the hour and minute hands. The 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock, the seconds counter at 4 o'clock and the 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock form the tricompax display, with a black ring with white markings and a snailed interior for the frame. The sloping date window between 4 and 5 o'clock has a black background and white numerals.
The GP rubber alloy used to make the strap is a blend of carbon from F1 racing cars and FKM rubber (aka fluorocarbon rubber). FKM rubber is more expensive and more resistant to heat and chemicals than neoprene and rubber elastomers. The high-tech composition of the strap is a first in the watch industry, offering greater softness and durability than traditional rubber straps. The Aston Martin Racing Green trim strip (which looks like fabric) is flanked by FKM and carbon rubber compound with green stitching. The folding clasp is made of titanium with black PVD treatment and has a micro-adjustment system to extend or retract the length of the strap.replica U-BOAT CAPSOIL DOPPIOTEMPO DLC watches
GP03300The movement is powered by GP's in-house automatic chronograph movement GP03300-1058, based on the brand's three-hand self-winding calibre 3300 with a chronograph module on top. Running at 4Hz/28,800vph, this manufacture movement keeps the time, date, small seconds and chronograph functions ticking for 46 hours. Beneath the Aston Martin decals, the movement’s steel rotors and bridges, as well as the circular texture on the bridges, are decorated with Côtes de Genève.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – GIRARD-PERREGAUX LAUREATO ABSOLUTE CHRONOGRAPH ASTON MARTIN F1 EDITION
Case: Diameter 44mm x H15.15mm - Titanium and carbon case with carbon material from F1 racing cars - Anti-reflective sapphire crystal on dial - Sapphire crystal case back, white Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 team decal - 100m water resistanceDial: Aston Martin Racing Green Crosshatched - 3 subdials with snailed interior (30-minute counter at 6 o'clock, seconds counter at 3 o'clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock dial) - Hour-markers, hour and skeletonized minute hands treated with luminous material with green luminescence - Stone grey central chronograph seconds and 30-minute counter hands - Date window between 4 and 5 o'clockMovement: Caliber GP0330-1058 - Self Made Automatic Chronograph - 419 Components - 25.95 x 6.5mm - 28,800vph/4Hz - Power Reserve 46 Hours - Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Date and ChronographStrap: High-tech GP rubber alloy with a mix of FKM rubber and carbon fibre from F1 racing cars - Central fabric effect - Black PVD treated titanium folding clasp with fine adjustmentReference: 81060-41-3071-1CX