The new Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Jewelry timepiece for women is a perfect example of a highly successful union between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie.
Draped in 150 emerald-cut precious stones, the case illuminates its feminine curves. The flower-shaped crown unfurls its petals to reveal its heart: a rose-cut diamond. The hours display blossoms on a bed of gemstones that emphasize the emblematic case shape.
Starting with the small seconds, the iridescent oval progressively broadens with uniform brilliance. The dial, adorned with a delicate “Clous de Paris” hobnail motif, includes 102 emerald-cut diamonds, selected and positioned in order to deliver maximum brilliance. A traditional technique requiring a particularly delicate touch, the “Clou de Paris” hobnail motif consists of holding several stones with a single “clou” or pin, meaning that the diamond cutter must cut and calibrate the stones meticulously, one by one. The sapphire crystal, rounded in both directions, tops the dial and its leaf-shaped hands.
A taupe-colored satin strap enhances the sparkle of the stones. The contrast is subtle, the union a success. Extended by an ardillon buckle set with 13 baguette-cut diamonds, it encircles the wrist with unforgettable moments in time. Finally, the hand-engraved case back opens onto the caliber GP03300 self-winding movement whose oscillating weight adopts Girard-Perregaux’s tapestry decoration. The date has been set.
Created in 2004, the Cat’s Eye collection dedicates beautiful watchmaking pieces to women. The refinement of the pieces rivals their attention to detail. Its emblematic design, which has won numerous distinctions, is highlighted by precious materials and manufacture movements, both simple and with complications. The collection proves that fine watchmaking is far from being the prerogative solely of men.
Collection: Cat’s Eye collection
Model: Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Jewelry
Model reference: 91702B53P7B1-KK6A
Case & dial
Case in white gold with a rounded, anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case: In white gold, set with 150 emerald-cut diamonds for ~14.52 carats
Case back: With anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Dimensions: 38.63 mm x 33.63 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Crown: White gold, set with one rose-cut diamond ~ 0.14 carat
Dial: Set with 102 emerald-cut diamonds for ~6.6 carats
Girard-Perregaux GP03300-0072 Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds
Dimensions: 11 ½ ‘‘‘
Jewels: 27 rubies
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h (4 Hz)
Ardillon buckle in white gold, set with 13 baguette-cut diamonds for ~0.67 carats