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Girard-Perregaux and Bamford spirit-forth the Laureato Ghost

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Girard-Perregaux and its official customisation partner, Bamford Watch Department (BWD), have unveiled an all-white Laureato.

The watch, named the Laureato Ghost, has the Clous de Paris texture on its white dial, with the Girard-Perregaux logo at the top of the dial, and Laureato Bamford below the centre.

There will be 45 made in total, with the option of a white leather strap (£10,300) or a white ceramic integrated bracelet (£12,000).

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“In this first true collaboration between Girard-Perregaux and Bamford Watch Department, we have come together and created something forward-looking and neoteric, a model ideally suited for today and beyond. The Laureato Ghost respects the spirit of the Laureato but looks new, fresh and original. Most of all, this is one ghost you don’t need to fear,” says Patrick Pruniaux, Girard-Perregaux’s CEO.

George Bamford, founder of BWD, wanted to make a Laureato that took the 45-year-old family somewhere new. “I always look to achieve a synergy where both parties create something they probably wouldn’t produce on their own. For example, this is the first time Bamford Watch Department has encased a watch in white ceramic, also a first on the Laureato for Girard- Perregaux. I liked the idea of an ethereal, ghost-like character for the watch, hence its name. Adding black accents to the dial resulted in a striking unisex watch, a fitting tribute to 45 years of the Laureato,” he suggests.

The Ghost has a 38mm white case, waterproof to 100 metres, with a sapphire crystal case back exposing its GP03300-0139 automatic movement with a power reserve of 46 hours.

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