Swiss watch manufacture Girard-Perregaux presents a rare creation that combines the jeweller’s art with the Brand’s watchmaking virtuosity: the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie.
Featuring the oval silhouette that is characteristic of the collection, the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie is set entirely with baguette-cut diamonds. Given the exceptionally strict criteria used to select each of the 287 diamonds and the extreme precision required for the cutting, adjustment and setting of every stone, this stunning array of almost 20 carats demands over 700 hours of patient work.
The dedication of the Manufacture’s craftsmen is expressed in the myriad scintillations of every detail of the case, right down to the crown, which is set with twelve baguette-cut diamonds and adorned with an exceptional rose-cut diamond. This style of cut – of Baroque origin and used on rare stones – was a symbol of nobility and owes its name to the rose effect produced by the 24 facets of the diamond.
The dial of the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie matches the geometry of the case to perfection and reveals the Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with gold Bridge, itself a symbol of the Brand’s watchmaking expertise.
Offering a modern interpretation of the movement that won Constant Girard-Perregaux a gold medal at the Paris World Fair in 1889, this watchmaking masterpiece has become a standard of reference.
The most meticulous attention has been devoted to its mechanism, which features exceptional finishes. Thus the Tourbillon, composed of 72 parts all contained within a diameter of one centimetre and weighing just 0.3 grammes, has been decorated and assembled entirely by hand.
Model: Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie
Case and dial
Case in white gold set with 155 baguette-cut diamonds (12.97 ct)
Dial: set with 106 baguette-cut diamonds (4.20 ct)
Crown: set with 12 baguette-cut diamonds and 1 rose-cut diamond (0.58 ct)
Dimensions : 32.90 mm x 38.40 mm
Crystal: non-reflective sapphire
Case-back: secured with four screws
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Girard-Perregaux GP09700-0006 movement
Mechanical with manual winding
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 72 hours
Grey satin strap
Pin buckle: white gold, set with 13 baguette-cut diamonds (0.56 ct) or
Folding clasp: white gold, set with 14 baguette-cut diamonds (0.62 ct)