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Girard-Perregaux’s new carbon fibre watch is designed for the Chinese market

Swiss fine watchmaking manufacture Girard-Perregaux is releasing a new luxury watch, endowed with a forged carbon dial, produced exclusively for mainland China. The Laureato Absolute Infrared is housed in a 44mm, Grade 5 titanium case suffused with PVD.

Girard-Perregaux’s new carbon fibre watch is designed for the Chinese market
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The dial of the latest creation of 230-year old Girard-Perregaux is made from forged carbon, an ultra-modern material that is produced using a time-consuming process. Everything starts with a carbon fibre thread, cut into lengths, precisely weighed and placed in a mould. Liquid resin is added to the strands of carbon fibre and thereafter subjected to heat and pressure. The resultant material is then milled to the desired shape and thickness to form a strong and light dial. Owing to the random alignment of the carbon fibre strands, each dial has its own unique appearance. 

Girard-Perregaux has a long history of supplying the Asian market, dating back over 160 years. China has always been a dynamic market and of huge significance to the manufacture. A few months ago, the brand released the Qasar Infrared, also made exclusively for the Chinese market. Later this year, Girard-Perregaux will open a boutique in China, a first for the company and a further demonstration of its commitment to the region.

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