Monday, December 29, 2008

Girard-Perregaux and its Cat's Eyes

In 2004, Girard Perregaux launched the Cat's Eye line of Luxury Watches. Putting a strong emphasis on its women's collection, Girard Perregaux developed this line placing a small complication within each watch. The watches are quite beautiful, either housed in a horizontal or vertical oval case shaped ,and as you might already have suspected, like a cat's eye. This watch collection has so inspired the World of Luxury Watches that in 2005 the Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Collection won an award in China.

Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Automatic Ladies' Watch 18K White Gold Pink Mother-of-Pearl Dial Diamond Bezel on Pink Strap

Cat's Eye watches are powered by either the automatic mechanical GP033 L0 or the GP 033 R0 movement, which beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has 32 rubies as well as 48 hours power reserve. In Cat's Eye Watches diamonds encircle the bezel proclaiming that although this watch has a complication it is still very much feminine. These watches are available with a gorgeous moon phase version with a smoky mother of pearl dial, and a date version with a power-reserve arc as well as a small seconds sub dial. A Tourbillon version is also available suspended beneath one gold bridge nestled in soft pink with a matching satin strap. This version has a 20 jeweled movements which beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers 75 hours of power reserve.
These watches are truly an investment. Girard-Perregaux are building upon this line with more remarkable an innovative timepieces.

Girard Perregaux has just unveiled a watch. A Luxury Watch that surely would steer the conversation away from those sordid secrets told over cucumber sandwiches and delicately buttered scones. How about the ...

Girard Perregaux Cat's Eye Annual and Zodiac Calender Watch.

"Brilliant. Just Brilliant," I say.

Now how many times have you asked someone, "So what sign are you?" thinking that all this odd behavior can be explained by being a Sagittarius or a Leo. I love this watch it so feminine and so right. Like giving a man a watch with his current stock portfolio updates (if they haven't come up with that yet) The watch itself is mysterious like a palm readers circus tent with a diamond studded star. Gerard-Perregaux utilizes the Horizontal oval case with hazy mother-of-pearl dial, and encircled upon the bezel by 68 diamonds. The watch beats to a GP033 automatic mechanical movement to display the time with seconds and date at the 9:00 and between the 12:00 and 3:00 position respectively. The moon phase is just below the bottom center of the watch. At the bottom like a crooked smile is zodiac indicator with wonderful illustrated depictions of each sign. The case is 35.25mm wide by 30.25 tall. The rear of the watch is comprised of clear sapphire crystal so that one can view the exceptional movement that has kept Gerard Perregaux watches ticking since 1791.

It is late and I need to prep for my New Years Resolution (going to bed at a somewhat reasonable time) however I grit my teeth as I really must blog about the other incredible Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye movement. The Cat's Eye Haute Joaillerie Watch simply smothered in diamonds. Once in a while a Watch Company presents its favorite collection in diamonds. So how many diamonds can fit on a Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Movement?
394 baguette diamonds weighing (breath in) 52 carats (okay you can breath out now) itemized as follows:
Oval Case: 87 baguette diamonds weighing 7.5 carats.
Crown: 5 baguette diamonds weighing .1 carat.
Dial: 98 baguette diamonds weighing 6.5 carats.
Bracelet: 204 baguette diamonds weighing 38 carats.

The GP033 automatic movement is visible via the Sapphire crystal case back and beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations. The bridges are engraved with the Seal of Geneva or Cotes de Geneve. The surface of the 18k winding rotor is pave-set with 145 round brilliants, weighing .35 carat. The watch has a 46 hour power reserve.
This watch is available in very limited editions.

However when one purchases this watch one has to bare in mind all the hours of meticoulous labor that was required to craft this elegant timepiece. 1200 hours of highly skilled watchmaking experts working in over 10 workshops.

Girard-Perregaux has a long watch history; history Girard Perregaux makes everyday.

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