This Cat’s Eye High Jewellery watch from Girard-Perregaux uniquely combines two of the most refined techniques in gem cutting and gem setting: the first is the “invisible setting”, a truly exceptional skill that is the domain of only the most experienced Masters; the second is the “snow setting” in which the natural aspect achieved requires diamonds of varying sizes and weights.
Creating this masterpiece demanded no fewer than 316 diamonds and 94 blue sapphires. The precious and exceptional character of this timekeeper is further enhanced by the case set with 23 baguette diamonds and 54 blue sapphires that reach till the lugs, creating contours that also beckon the sense of touch.
At its centre, a sumptuously paved dial where every single one of the precious stones – 286 diamonds of varying cuts (totalling 2.05 carats) and 40 baguette sapphires – commanded the highest level of artisanal artistry. Once it has passed muster, each stone is individually shaped into its assigned cut: baguette, trapeze, brilliant.
This Fine Jewellery timepiece houses a self-winding movement, the GP3300, entirely conceived and produced at the manufacture Girard Perregaux.
Cat’s Eye High Jewellery, Reference: 80497F53P1763JK7B
Case: White gold, set with 23 diamonds ( 1.7cts) and 54 blue sapphires ( 3.95cts)
Dimensions: 36.05 x 31.05 mm
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM, equivalent to 30 meters
Set with 286 diamonds: ( 2.05cts) and 40 blue sapphires ( 0.92ct)
Reference: GP03300, self-winding mechanical movement
White calf with satin effect, folding clasp set with 7 diamonds ( 0.55ct)
Total gemstone weight
410 diamonds and blue sapphires, for a total weight of 9.17 carats