Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Day and Night High Jewellery

Girard-Perregaux presents a high jewellery interpretation of its Cat’s Eye Day and Night ladies’ watch.

This sparkling diamond studded watch boasts a dark blue aventurine dial that stretches like an endless sky. Its powerful allure stems from the depth and intensity of its colour, lit up only by a shower of gold spangles. A fringe of multi-sized diamonds frames the crown, accentuating the legendary shape of this collection: a circle nested in an oval, the very embodiment of absolute, deeply appealing femininity.

Pushing the boundaries of optical illusion, the bezel is set with a ring of imposing diamonds that spill over onto the lugs. They give a sense of volume to this model, creating an alternately raised and hollowed profile forming a precious landscape around the sky portrayed on the dial. The stones are held by prongs that ensure their stability while also flaunting each and every facet. The light effects are magnified and usual points of reference vanish.

The major highlight on the dial is a poetic and romantic Day/Night complication that epitomises the extremely specific approach of the Maison, which deliberately pairs substantive horological content with original design. The white gold disc at 6 o’clock performs a complete rotation in 24 hours. It has been treated to several finishing operations, vividly reflecting the concern for details nurtured by Girard-Perregaux. It depicts the day and night with a generous, shining sun on one side and a dainty moon on the other, alternately appearing or hiding beneath a half-circle of diamonds as the hours go by. This astronomical complication requires no independent adjustment, as the Manufacture has chosen to synchronise it with the hours and minutes.

This model is driven by a mechanical self-winding GP330-00900 movement, designed, developed and produced by Manufacture Girard-Perregaux in accordance with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions. This 218-part movement with its 46-hour power reserve is also distinguished by its splendid finishing. The bridges and the mainplate are straight-grained on the sides and on the rounded parts of the ridges. They are then chamfered, circular-grained and adorned with a Côtes de Genève pattern, while the gold oscillating weight is graced with a “GP” tapestry motif. The transparent case-back provides a chance to admire the meticulous craftsmanship that enhances the power of this exceptional model.

The Cat’s Eye Day and Night High Jewellery is fitted with a dark blue alligator leather strap and a white gold folding clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Technical details
Model: Cat’s Eye Day and Night High Jewellery
Reference 80488D53M4D1-CK4A

Case and dial
Material: white gold set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds ~2.31 cts
Dimensions: 36.90 x 30.75 mm
Height: 11.30 mm
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: sapphire crystal secured by 4 screws
Dial: aventurine night-sky and paved dial and moon figure with 149 brilliant-cut diamonds ~0.52 ct
Hands: leaf-shaped
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0090, mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 25.60 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 3.20 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 218
Jewels: 32
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, day/night indicator

Strap
Material: dark blue alligator
Buckle: white gold folding buckle set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds ~0.118 ct

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