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In a previous article, we discussed a new brand with a revolutionary ideaAramedes, a Swiss company from the German-speaking side, specifically in the city of Zurich. Aramedes aims to combine advanced technology with classic watches to offer a watch that is as beautiful as it is practical.

During Dubai Watch Week 2021, the global launch of the brand took place. Since then, the company has continued to move forward, introducing new editions. The coming years promise a lot, according to Co-Founder and CEO Tom Morf. Aramedes offers two distinctive collections: the Mecca Collection and the Zürich Collection. and today we have in our hands the Aramedes Mastertimer Salat, the latest edition from Mecca collection.

Introducing Seddiqi & Girard-Perregaux Unveil the Laureato Chronograph "Endless Skyline" UAE Limited Edition

Laureato Chronograph Featuring Eastern Arabic Numerals for the First Time

Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the foremost luxury watch and jewelry retailer in the UAE, is delighted to introduce a special edition in collaboration with Girard-Perregaux for the Laureato Chronograph Endless Skyline UAE Edition, an exclusive partnership with the watch Suisse Manufacture. This collaboration is an extension of the legacy of the iconic Laureato model, which has left its mark on the watchmaking scene since its release in 1975. The company's last addition to this collection was a titanium version, and now, the latest Loreato watches are offered as a limited edition of only 100 pieces.

Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, Chief Commercial Officer of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, remarked on the collaboration, stating: "Our partnership with Girard-Perregaux is a tribute to the nation's rich heritage and its forward-looking vision."

The Laureato Chronograph Endless Skyline UAE Edition boasts a robust yet elegant case made out of 904L steel, a steel alloy showcasing stronger resistance to corrosion and a high sheen once polished. A distinctive octagonal bezel crowns a circular base, nested within a tonneau-shaped casing.  As for the size, the watch is the same size as its predecessors, at 42 mm. The watch is covered with sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. While a limited edition was written on the back of the box.

Showcasing a dial adorned with exquisite blue accents and craftsmanship, in harmony with the Maison's distinctive ethos and aesthetic, this timepiece introduces Eastern Arabic numerals for the first time in the Chronograph edition.
The distinctive blue dial, adorned with a Clous de Paris pattern, is a feature certain to captivate loyal enthusiasts of the brand. While the dial appears light blue from certain angles, its hue can vary from bright to dark blue depending on the lighting, granting the piece a radiant and dynamic charm.  Black PVD-treated baton-style hour and minute hands harmonize with matching baton-type indexes. Both hands and indexes are adorned with white luminescent material, emitting a radiant glow in low light conditions.

The textured dial is punctuated by three snailed subdials, a small seconds sundial at 3 o'clock, a 12-hour chronograph counter at 6 o'clock and a 30-minute chronograph counter at 9 o'clock. Positioned between 4 and 5 o'clock, a date display completes the functional ensemble. The GP logo, brand name, minute track, and markings encircling the counters are elegantly rendered in black PVD, enhancing legibility against the blue hue.

The watch is powered by the Manufacture Calibre GP03300. This self-winding movement, comprising 419 components, is exquisitely finished. Adorned with various decorative elements, including Côtes de Genève in circular and straight forms, circular graining, and blued steel screws.

Laureato Chronograph Endless Skyline UAE Edition is worn on a satin-finished and polished integrated stainless steel bracelet, closed by a triple-folding clasp. limited to 100 pieces only and is priced at AED 71,000, available at select Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons boutiques across the UAE.

 

For more information, please visit Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons or  Girard Perregaux officials website.

Technical specifications: Girard Perregaux Laureato Chronograph Endless Skyline UAE Edition
  1. Case: stainless 904L, octagonal bezel, anti-reflective sapphire crystal from dial, solid case back 
  2. Size: 42 mm
  3. Thickness: 12.01 mm
  4. Water resistance: 100 m
  5. Dial: Blue with Clous de Paris pattern, baton type PVD-treated indexes with luminescent material white emission, PVD-treated  GP logo, baton style minutes and hours hands, three snail-finished sub-dials, small seconds sub-dial at 3 o'clock and 12-hour counter at the o'clock position 6, and a 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock. Date display between 4 and 5 o'clock
  6. Movement: In-house, GP03300-2363, Automatic, components 419, Jewels  63
  7. Power reserve: 46 hours
  8. Frequency:   28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  9. Functions: Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date
  10. Bracelet / Strap: stainless steel bracelet 
  11. Price: AED 71,000

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