If you own an Aston Martin have we got a watch for you. The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition is a new version of the GP Laureato in green ceramic and it looks like, well, money.
From the release:
Launched in 1975, the first Laureato featured an octagonal bezel that sat atop a circular plinth which in turn was positioned above an angular tonneau-shaped case. The new Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition respects these timeless elements but employs ultra-modern ceramic for the bracelet and case. This lightweight material comprises zirconium oxide and metallic oxides (the latter imbues the material with its distinctive green hue). The zirconium oxide selected by Girard-Perregaux is composed of an extremely fine powder, made of micro-beads, each measuring mere fractions of a micron in diameter (1 micron (µ) = 0.01mm). By using this specific grade of micro-bead, the structure of the bracelet and case exhibit a notably homogenous appearance. This latter attribute allows the craftspeople at Girard-Perregaux to finish the ceramic components with a combination of polished and satin finished surfaces, an endearing characteristic common to all Laureato models.
The green ceramic components are particularly hard, up to seven times harder than steel, delivering incredible scratch resistance, a quality that will ensure the watch retains its showroom-fresh appearance for years to come. Another attribute of the green ceramic components is that they will never age or fade with the passage of time. Furthermore, ceramic is unaffected by changes in ambient temperature, it’s light, hypoallergenic and proves remarkably smooth, all factors that deliver extraordinary wearer comfort.
The watch comes in 42mm and 38mm and prominently features the Aston Martin logo. The watch comes in a limited edition of 388 for the 42mm case, and 188 pieces for the 38mm. The watch, not surprisingly, is coming in a $25,800 which might be in your price range if you already own a Valhalla or whatever. Otherwise, this might be a tough sell. Vroom, as they say, vroom.