The more watches you see, the less likely it becomes that you see something you've never seen before. The Girard-Perregaux Absolute Rock, however, is absolutely unlike anything I've seen before. While the case shape and dial layout has been seen, in different references within the Laureato collection, the eye-catching element of this watch is the case material. The watch is constructed in a proprietary material known as Carbon Glass, a name that perfectly encapsulates the layered crystalline aesthetic on display. Carbon itself is not a new material in watchmaking, and has been used in countless watches. Carbon Glass, on the other hand, looks as though a carbon watch case has a current run through it, creating electric blue structures within the carbon that appear to be radiating with self luminescence. It's one of the most remarkable materials you are likely to hear of today, so let's take a closer look. Measuring up the new Girard-Perregaux Absolute Rock, we are met with a 44mm case diameter that is 14.75mm tall. Not small, but well sized for a modern sports watch. The matte black sandwich dial has impressive depth to it, and has been faintly radially brushed. The chronograph registers are arranged…

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