14 September, 2017
A creation of magnetic and sophisticated beauty
The romantic aura of Girard-Perregaux exceptional models
The aesthetic of the Cat’s Eye collection, which Girard-Perregaux has dedicated exclusively to women, displays a natural penchant for interpreting various worlds in the manner of waking dreams. The Cat’s Eye Sparkle appears to welcome a world all its own within an oval-shaped case set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. It composes a supremely appealing frame, much like an 18th century paintings whose oval border was a rare and sought-after ornament in itself. A perfectly proportioned oval of diamonds blooms in the dial centre, playing its own distinctive role amid the surrounding mother-of-pearl. Each gemsetting technique serves a different purpose. Snow setting instills a sense of mystery, since it is imbued with a certain sense of apparent randomness.
On the Cat’s Eye Sparkle, more than 200 brilliant-cut diamonds nestle gently against each other, without any prongs between them to disturb this precious harmony, catch and lastingly hold the gaze. This new model is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement designed, developed and crafted by the Manufacture with its 195 components and 46-hour power reserve.
Girard-Perregaux also created and Cat’s Eye La Fenice a spectacular creation model inspired by one of the finest houses in Italy. With its neoclassical exterior, its baroque interior featuring fresco paintings, gildings, beautifully arranged tiers and Italian-style partitioned boxes, La Fenice is a creative hub whose red curtain has risen on legendary first performances including Hernani, Rigoletto and La Traviata. Girard-Perregaux pays tribute to this iconic site by draping this model in diamonds, daintily secured by a hand-polished white gold ribbon bow.
The Cat’s Eye La Fenice is entirely glittering with more than 200 emerald-cut diamonds of exceptional quality. The dial features a splendid decor composed of 83 emerald-cut diamonds, along with 10 brilliant-cut diamonds. Inside the white gold case of this exceptional model beats an in-house mechanical self-winding movement driving hours and minutes functions and endowed with a 46-hour power reserve. The Cat’s Eye La Fenice comes with an additional black alligator leather strap secured by a buckle set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds.