The Girard-Perregaux Laureato was among the vanguard of the first luxury sports watches when it was released in 1975. But it hasn't stayed in the past, with the constantly evolving new materials and technologies used by the brand in this collection bringing it convincingly into 2020 (with materials such as the electric-looking Carbon Glass, which we looked at here). As well as winning over certain members of the Time+Tide team, who have since professed their love for the model. In this enthusiastic approach to modernity and to new materials, we can announce the release of the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light, creating that well-known case shape in sapphire crystal for the first time. This isn't the first time we have seen a Girard-Perregaux cased in sapphire —.with the Girard-Perregaux Quasar that was released in 2019 also featuring an attractive transparent case —.but it is the first time we have seen it released in such a sports context, continuing their own legacy of interesting and unusual sports watches. One of the reasons you don't see many watches with sapphire crystal cases is the huge challenge in manufacturing them. While sapphire crystal is very hard, it is also brittle and prone to shattering…

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