Girard-Perregaux presents a rare creation that combines the jeweller's art with the Brand's watchmaking virtuosity: the Cat's Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie.
At its heart beats the iconic Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with gold Bridge, lit up by a dazzling array of diamonds.
Featuring the oval silhouette that is characteristic of the collection, the Cat's Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie is set entirely with baguette-cut diamonds. Given the exceptionally strict criteria used to select each of the 287 diamonds and the extreme precision required for the cutting, adjustment and setting of every stone, this stunning array of almost 20 carats demands over 700 hours of patient work.
The dedication of the Manufacture's craftsmen is expressed in the myriad scintillations of every detail of the case, right down to the crown, which is set with twelve baguette-cut diamonds and adorned with an exceptional rose-cut diamond. This style of cut – of Baroque origin and used on rare stones – was a symbol of nobility and owes its name to the rose effect produced by the 24 facets of the diamond.
The dial of the Cat's Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie matches the geometry of the case to perfection and reveals the Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with gold Bridge, itself a symbol of the Brand's watchmaking expertise. The Tourbillon, composed of 72 parts all contained within a diameter of one centimetre and weighing just 0.3 grammes, has been decorated and assembled entirely by hand.