With Girard-Perregaux Certificat d'Authenticité signed by Luigi "Gino" Macaluso (9 June 1948 - 27 October 2010), President and Chairman of the Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard), and Guarantee card dated 13 January 2010.
According to the Archives of Girard-Perregaux, the present watch was manufactured in 2009.
Introduced in 1998, the three bridge Laureato Tourbillon successfully combines tradition and contemporary design, the iconic tourbillon proven reliable and solid enough to be fitted in a sports watch.
At Girard-Perregaux, Haute Horlogerie is synonym for research and development and the use of new materials. The LAUREATO EVO3 Tourbillon with three sapphire bridges is certainly the perfect representation of this philosophy.
Sapphire is the second hardest mineral after diamond and the latest technologies are used to craft the bridges following the strict tolerances imposed for state of the art watch movements. Through a high precision process the material is polished until the achievement of the perfect transparency which makes the Laureato model even more unique, allowing a full view of the intricacies and complications of the tourbillon movement.
The shape of the three sapphire bridges is inspired by the original design of the celebrated tourbillon chronometer with three gold bridges for which Girard-Perregaux enjoys international fame since 1889.