PRLog - March 26, 2014 - JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- 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"
Especially fine and delicate, the black or garnet alligator strap is closed by a white gold folding buckle.
Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Anniversary
Case: white gold
Dimensions: 35.44 x 30.44 mm
Dial: onyx or mother-of-pearl
Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back: sapphire crystal, secured by 4 screws
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Case: 62 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~ 0.85 ct
Onyx dial: 73 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~ 0.36 ct
Mother-of-pearl dial: 73 pink/red sapphires, ~ 0.41 ct
Girard-Perregaux movement GP03300-0101
Mechanical, self-winding movement
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 1/2’’’)
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h - (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hour, minute
Black alligator leather strap
White gold folding buckle
Garnet alligator leather strap
White gold folding buckle