From 2021, Girard-Perregaux Not only is the official watch partner of the British luxury car maker Aston Martin, but also of the new Formula 1 team Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant. These collaborative efforts have resulted in two distinct timepieces to date, including a Suave steel chronograph as well as a unique tourbillon with three flying bridges. Now, this collaboration brings another timepiece through a new limited edition watch model Lariato Chronograph Aston Martin F1 Edition.
The new chronograph features a state-of-the-art 44mm case. Its composition combines titanium powder and carbon elements taken from two F1 race cars used in the 2021 season, a first in the watch industry. Using a high-tech manufacturing process, the individual parts are joined together and fused with tinted resin.
This high-tech material offers better ductility than steel. Each watch has its own visual identity. The dial is presented in sunray “Aston Martin Racing Green” and decorated with cross-hatching, a motif recognizable from the 1921 Aston Martin ‘AM’ badge. A nice detail is the counterweight on the central chronograph hand. Mimics the side strakes used on many Aston Martin road cars.
The material of the strap in “Aston Martin Racing Green” color is also new in the watch world. It consists of fluororubber and carbon, which is also adopted from the Formula 1 race cars of the 2021 season.
Turning this beautiful case reveals the watch’s motor through a sapphire pane. The automatic genuine caliber consists of more than 400 parts and has a power reserve of 46 hours. As expected for a high-end luxury chronograph, the caliber GP03300-1058 exhibits top-notch finishes.
The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin F1 Edition is limited to 306 pieces and retails for $27,800.
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