The Cat's Eye Collection Celebrates 10 YearsBASELWORLD 2014: Girard-Perregaux presents the Cat's Eye Anniversary
With its subtle and distinct traits, Girard-Perregaux’s signature Cat's Eye collection has been a favorite among female tastemakers for ten years. Its perfectly proportioned oval case captures a timeless elegance with unmatched design details from the purest simplicity to surfaces washed over in a sea of glittering diamonds.
As delicate and feminine of an accessory it is, the Cat's Eye collection features a complex range of Haute Horlogerie features.
The new Cat’s Eye Anniversary watch celebrates the collection’s ten year anniversary with a dial blanketed in shimmering, metallic rays. Available in two versions, it offers eye-catching motifs exploding with precious gems. The Swiss Manufacture invites all lovers of fine watchmaking to be carried away by their glittering auras.
To create a dynamic effect on the dial of the Cat's Eye Anniversary watch, the point of origin for the rays was shifted from the center to the 9 o'clock position. Thanks to this asymmetric effect, which resonates with the oval-shaped case, the rays of light assume a variety of lengths, creating a breathtaking sparkle. Each teardrop-shaped tip points towards the outside, and their centers are set with one jewel, sometimes two when their dimensions allow for it. Overlaying these hand-polished rays requires very special and demanding expertise due to the delicacy of these elements.
The black version features a hand-polished onyx dial and 73 brilliant-cut diamonds. On the opaline version, the rays shine forth from a hand-polished white mother-of-pearl background that has been dyed gray. They also feature 73 sapphires at their tips in shades ranging from bright to pastel pink. These sapphires are selected with extremely careful attention in order to create a subtle and harmonious gradient effect.
In both versions, the leaf-shaped hands are domed to give them beautiful volume and a distinguished character.
Made of white gold, the iconic oblong case of the Cat's Eye collection is adorned with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds set around the bezel. It also features a domed anti-glare sapphire crystal. The open case-back of this special edition is engraved with the words "10th Anniversary" and reveals the refined interior of the GP03300 mechanical Manufacture movement with automatic winding. Conceived, manufactured and assembled in the Manufacture's workshops, its pink gold oscillating weight is engraved with the letters "GP" to create a tapestry-like decor with pearlescent bridges and mainplate. It features hour and minute functions and offers 46 hours of power reserve.
Especially fine and delicate, the black or garnet alligator strap is closed by a white gold folding buckle.