After returning firmly to the spotlight, the Laureato continues to make its mark as one of Girard-Perregaux's flagship designs. The Absolute is a new interpretation that leaves classicism behind, opting instead for an unabashedly sporty feel. The octagonal bezel takes on an unprecedented dimension that is also reflected in the broader case middle with tauter lines. Accentuating this new design, the water-resistant case (to 300 metres) is cut from black PVD-treated titanium, highlighted by an electric blue ring. The sunburst dial runs from a dark blue centre to deepest black around the edge. This urban, more contemporary Laureato draws its energy from a three-hand automatic movement showing time and date.