Swiss luxury watch manufacture Girard-Perregaux, enhances its iconic Cat’s Eye collection by launching a new version of the Cat’s Eye Power Reserve.
This new timepiece is fitted with a dial covered by an elegant guilloché effect and marked by strikingly asymmetrical features. Its oval shape is the characteristic signature mark of this collection. It combines mechanical movements with a feminine elegance of design and underscores various decorative aspects of the timepiece. Total 8 sparkling diamond indexes mark the hours, and its power reserve indication is illuminated by an array of stars.
Delicate and shimmering, the new Cat’s Eye Power reserve introduces a fresh style into this collection. Combining different visual effects, its dial offers a face with a well-defined character, thanks to its guilloché effect decoration. Much like a sun, the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock emanates generous, finely striated rays arranged asymmetrically around it. Curves and grooves send back natural light to produce a random effect that thus creates myriad reflections.
The dial of the Cat’s Eye Power reserve also plays with the oval shape that is the graphic signature of the collection. In this case the motif is doubly present, in the form both of the date window at 3 o’clock and of the small seconds indicator. Two oval polished flanges enhance the date, with one slightly off-center from the other. Despite their different dimensions, they share the same satin-finished surface. The small seconds hand is displayed on a decentered miniature dial with hollowed out railroad graduations. Leaf-shaped hands that are both domed and slender in profile indicate all its functions.
With graceful, undulating forms, the Arabic numerals “6”, “9” and “12” shine with particular intensity. Diamonds add the finishing touch to this precious perimeter. The Cat’s Eye Power reserve features a case topped off by a bezel containing 64 brilliant-cut diamonds. Crafted in stainless steel, it is characterized by the harmony of its proportions. The case-back, secured by four screws, is fitted with sapphire crystal. It thus reveals the movements of the oscillating weight, decorated with a “tapestry” consisting of repeated Girard-Perregaux logo.
Inside the case, the exclusive automatic mechanical manufacture caliber GP03300-0070 offers hours, minutes, small second hand and date functions together with a power reserve indicator.
Each variety of the dials comes with an alligator strap or steel bracelet fitted with a folding buckle.
Dimensions: 37.84 x 32.84 mm
Dial: silver or black
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal, secured by 4 screws
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Case: 64 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~ 0.95 ct
Dial: 8 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~ 0.10 ct total setting: 72 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~ 1.05 cts
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0070
Mechanical, self-winding movement
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 1/2’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 vib/h – (4 hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Hour, minute, small second, date, power reserve indicator
Reference: 80486D11A161-CK6A: silver dial, Black alligator leather strap with steel folding buckle
Reference: 80486D11A161-11A: silver dial, Beige alligator leather strap with steel folding buckle
Reference: 80486D11A862-CK8A: Black dial, Black alligator leather strap with steel folding buckle
Reference: 80486D11A862-11A: Black dial, Beige alligator leather strap with steel folding buckle