There are certain watches out there that have recently gained a lot – and we mean a LOT – of fame. Often, these are pieces we don’t often see here at Feldmar but be assured, they are some of the most identifiable luxury watches today. Without getting into specifics, let’s just say two that come to mind rhyme with “KD Boil Poke” and “Schmolex Shaytona”. In this craze that has gripped the watch world in recent years, collectors have started seeking out these models and others while simultaneously searching for the next hot watch. And while we’re hesitant to label one watch as a “substitute” for another, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph checks almost every box (and then some) for those on the hunt for the ultimate steel sports watch.
Refreshed in 2016, the Laureato line from Girard-Perregaux has shot to the top of many collector’s lists thanks to it’s value proposition. Blending the best of Swiss watchmaking with world-beating design, the Laureato really does have it all. One of our top watches with an integrated bracelet, this is a watch that successfully mixes high-polish surfaces with brushed steel to bridge the gap between tool watch and dress watch. The chronograph model features a stunning blue-black contrast dial textured with a Clou de Paris pattern that draws the eye across and around the watch’s surface. The screw-down pushers operate with a solid and tactile click, setting in motion the chronograph functions. Powered by an in-house movement that runs for 46 hours at full-charge, we can confidently say the Laureato is second-to-none in terms of quality. And best of all? You can actually buy one from an authorized dealer.