Girard-Perregaux presents a rare creation that combines the jeweler’s art with the brand’s watchmaking virtuosity: the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie.
At its heart beats the iconic Girard-Perregaux tourbillon with gold bridge, lit up by a dazzling array of diamonds.
Featuring the oval silhouette that is characteristic of the collection, the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie is set entirely with baguette-cut diamonds. Given the exceptionally strict criteria used to select each of the 287 diamonds and the extreme precision required for the cutting, adjustment and setting of every stone, this stunning array of almost 20 carats demands over 700 hours of patient work.
The dedication of the Manufacture’s craftsmen is expressed in the myriad scintillations of every detail of the case, right down to the crown, which is set with twelve baguette-cut diamonds and adorned with an exceptional rose-cut diamond. This style of cut – of Baroque origin and used on rare stones – was a symbol of nobility and owes its name to the rose effect produced by the 24 facets of the diamond.
Case in white gold set with 155 baguette-cut diamonds (12.97 ct)
Dial: set with 106 baguette-cut diamonds (4.20 ct)
Crown: set with 12 baguette-cut diamonds and 1 rose-cut diamond (0.58 ct)
Dimensions : 32.90 mm x 38.40 mm
Crystal: non-reflective sapphire
Case-back: secured with four screws
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Girard-Perregaux GP09700-0006 movement
Mechanical with manual winding
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 72 hours
Grey satin strap
Pin buckle: white gold, set with 13 baguette-cut diamonds (0.56 ct)
Folding clasp: white gold, set with 14 baguette-cut diamonds (0.62 ct)
This eyecatching luxurious watch has its price and costs CHF 490.000. Something to dream of … but aren’t diamonds a girl’s best friend?!
Photos: Courtesy of Girard-Perregeaux