Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Haute Joaillerie (Jewellery Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges)

Introduced in 2009, this Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Haute Joaillerie watch in white gold and entirely set with baguette diamonds, is an exceptional combination between watchmaking expertise and fine jewellery.

Retaining the curves and the geometry of the glamorous and award-winning Cat’s Eye collection, the diamond-setter has used 394 baguette diamonds (~52 carats) guaranteeing the perfect harmony of the whole. The fabulous gem-setting work concerns all the watch: 87 baguette diamonds adorn the case and the bezel, 98 the dial, 204 the bracelet, all the way to the star shaped crown set with 5 baguette diamonds.
The stunning result represents more than 1,200 hours of painstaking work, following a long and precise process which involves more than 10 different workshops and requires extreme dexterity at each step.

In keeping with the watchmaking codes expected from Girard-Perregaux, the Cat’s Eye Haute Joaillerie displays a small seconds and a power reserve indication, with delicate appliques fitted on the gems. The gold bracelet is integrated to the case to reinforce harmony while ensuring perfect comfort.  Girard-Perregaux has equipped this piece with the outstanding GP033R0 movement. The transparent case back gives an unobstructed view of this calibre, specially equipped with a gold rotor also set with 145 diamonds.

Technical details
Case and dial
White gold case
Dimensions: 35.25 x 30.25 mm
Case set with 87 baguette diamonds, ~7.5 carats
Dial set with 98 baguette diamonds, ~6.5 carats
Incorporated crown set with 5 baguette diamonds
Sapphire crystal
Sapphire case-back secured by 4 screws
Water resistance: 30 metres

Movement
Girard-Perregaux movement GP033R0
Mechanical with automatic winding
Rotor in 18k gold set with 145 diamonds, ~0.35 carats
Calibre: 11 1/2’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Functions: hour, minute, small seconds, power reserve indication

Strap
White gold bracelet set with 204 baguette diamonds, ~38 carats

Total setting
394 baguette diamonds, ~52 carats
+ 145 round diamonds on the rotor, ~0.35 carat

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