Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cat’s Eye Day & Night

From Girard-Perregaux -
Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux

The Girard-Perregaux Manufacture presents this seductive new version of its iconic Cat's Eye collection, widely acclaimed for its magnificent aesthetic and mechanical features. At the heart of this watch with its dazzling mother-of-pearl dial decorated with delicate guilloché work, a Girard-Perregaux Manufacture movement poetically marks out each hour of day and night as a precious moment.

The beauty of this "Day & Night" model stylishly combines the curves of the Cat's Eye case with beautifully keeping a steady rhythm for the constant ballet of the hours around the dial.  Its emblematic oval case – the signature feature of the collection –  is crafted out of pink gold, while its bezel sparkles with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds.  Its lugs, curved delicately inwards, harmoniously extend the proportions of the case, providing the wrist with a perfect fit to ensure maximum comfort for the wearer.  Its crown, carefully chiseled into the form of a flower, emphasizes even further this model's ultra-feminine elegance. 

Its guilloché mother-of-pearl dial is an open invitation to dream. Like the sun, its rays shine outward from the day and night indicator. So as to intensify the brilliance of the dial, the hours are indicated by teardrop-shaped hour markers set with diamonds.  Time is measured out by delicate leaf-shaped hands for the hours and minutes, and by a baton-type hand for the seconds.  Their path is protected by a slightly domed sapphire crystal.

To follow the constant dance of the hours through day and night, the Manufacture employs an intricately-crafted disc in 22-carat pink gold.  The product of extraordinarily skilled craftsmanship, this disc features two alternating polished and satin-finished sections, giving extra volume and realism to the sun and the moon surrounded by stars. 

The mechanical, self-winding movement GP03300-0090, exclusive to this collection, is made up of 218 different components. its remarkable finishes and its gold oscillating weight, engraved with repeated images of the GP logo, may be admired through its sapphire crystal case-back.

The Cat's Eye Day & Night watch is available with a black or gray alligator leather strap with pink gold folding clasp, or with a pink gold bracelet.

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Day & Night watch
Technical Specifications

Case in pink gold
Dimensions: 35.44 x 30.44 mm
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Dial: white or grey mother-of-pearl
Case-back: sapphire crystal, secured by 4 screws
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Bezel: 62 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~ 0.80 ct
Dial: 18 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~ 0.60 ct

Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0090
Mechanical, self-winding movement
Diameter: 25.60  mm (111/2 ’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h - (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Jewels: 32
Functions: hour, minute, small second, day/night indicator

Gray alligator leather strap
Pink gold folding clasp
Reference: 80488D52A251-CK2A (grey mother-of-pearl)

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