Girard-Perregaux’s unique watch celebrates nautical excellence

Published October 18th, 2009 - 12:35 GMT

Perfect mastery of one's art, great patience and passion are some of the qualities essential for a skipper and a watchmaking craftsman to accomplish their job.  These values are the cornerstone of Girard-Perregaux's commitment as official partner of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud sailing regatta. The regatta brings together hundreds of renowned sailors from around the world.

To celebrate its commitment to the world of sailing, Girard-Perregaux presents a new watch tailored to nautical activities: the Laureato Bol d’Or Mirabaud chronograph. Presenting sponsor of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, Girard-Perregaux has once again released a watch dedicated to the biggest inland regatta in Europe.

Particularly suited to nautical activities, the Laureato is bedecked for the occasion with rubber on its bezel, its crown and its pushers. Its case is forged from titanium, a light metal well known to sailors for its corrosion and impact resistance. This chronograph has been adapted to competition. Its flyback function is very useful for getting accurate different racing time readings.

In addition, the chronograph's central hand provides a precise countdown for the crucial ten minutes preceding the start of regattas: this time is clearly highlighted in the zone between 12 and 2 o'clock, with the first five minutes indicated in blue and the following five minutes (corresponding to the pre-start phase) indicated in red. 

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