Girard-Perregaux Creates 2012 Cat’s Eyes Timepiece

By Paul Joseph

Historical watch brand Girard-Perregaux has released the latest version of its Cat’s Eyes range of women’s watches.

Draped in 150 emerald-cut precious stones, the new watch boasts a flower-shaped crown that unfurls to reveal a rose-cut diamond.

The watch’s dial is adorned with a delicate “Clous de Paris” hobnail motif and includes 102 emerald-cut diamonds. Meanwhile a sapphire crystal, rounded in both directions, tops the dial and its leafshaped hands.

The hand-engraved case back opens onto the calibre GP03300 self-winding movement whose oscillating weight adopts Girard-Perregaux’s tapestry decoration

Other notable features include a taupe-coloured satin strap, a power reserve of at least 46 hours, and water resistance up to 30 metres.

First launched in 2004, the Cat’s Eye collection has won several awards over they years thanks to its refined detail and distinctive design.

Founded in Switzerland in 1791, Girard-Perregaux is one of the world’s oldest watch-makers.

By Paul Joseph