BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT X GIRARD-PERREGAUX LAUREATO ‘GHOST’ – LEATHER STRAP
In collaboration with Girard-Perregaux, the Laureato ‘Ghost’ is a 45-piece limited edition paying tribute to the inaugural version of the Laureato, launched in 1975, while embracing an ultra-modern and contemporary colourway.
This otherworldly watch is housed in white ceramic, a first for Bamford Watch Department and Girard-Perregaux’s Laureato, perpetuating that timepiece’s instantly recognisable pairing of different forms, juxtaposing a circular case with an octagonal bezel and sleek lines. Girard-Perregaux has played with horological shapes for years, for instance when they released the Laureato’s ancestor, the Deep Diver, in the 1960s. This model transcended the utilitarian remit of a diver’s watch and stylishly employed different shapes, most notable with its tetradecagonal bezel.
Housed in a 38mm technical white ceramic case, this premium material is lighter than titanium, scratch resistant, stain resistant and hypoallergenic. Like all Girard-Perregaux timepieces, a Manufacture movement lies at the heart of the Laureato Ghost: the self-winding Calibre GP03300-0139. It incorporates a multitude of high-end finishes, including circular graining, Côtes de Genève motif, bevelling, engraving and snailing.
Part of this model’s allure can be attributed to its tasteful blend of materials, textures and overall attention to detail. The crown is formed of titanium with black PVD treatment and the GP logo presented in relief. A sea of white Clous de Paris adorns the dial, where baton type hour and minute hands, along with matching baton type indexes, convey the time. The black minute flange subtly adds to the black and white contrast found throughout the timepiece, while the use of luminescent material enhances legibility in dim light. The central sweep seconds hand features a twisted counterweight endowed with a zebra motif, while an aperture at 3 O’clock reveals the date.
On the reverse of the watch, the caseback is engraved with the text ‘One of 45’ and ‘Laureato 45th Anniversary’, reaffirming the rarity of this collaboration.
This version comes on a white calf strap.
- MODEL: Laureato “Ghost” Leather
- TYPE: Self-winding mechanical movement
- DATE: Indication at 3 O’clock position
- MOVEMENT: GP03300-0139
- 27 Jewels
- 218 Components
- 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
- Power Reserve – 46 hours
- CASE MATERIAL: Technical white ceramic
- CASE DIAMETER: 38 mm
- CASE THICKNESS: 10.2 mm
- CRYSTAL: Anti-reflective Sapphire
- CASE-BACK: Sapphire crystal
- WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 ATM – 100 m
- DIAL: White with ‘Clous de Paris’ pattern, black ‘baton’ type indexes with luminescent material
- HANDS: Black ’baton’ type with luminescent material
- CROWN: Black PVD-treated titanium
- STRAP: White calf with a fabric effect, black stitching
- BUCKLE: Triple folding, steel blades, white ceramic cover