Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge
An an ode to femininity
— November 21st, 2016 —
In an ode to femininity, Girard Perregaux has enhanced its iconic Tourbillon with Gold Bridge to enchant lovers of beautiful watchmaking.
Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
The Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge watch (ref. 99490D53A706-CK6A) received the Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG2016).
The Prize winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2016: David Newman (President of The George Daniels Educational Trust), Mario Peserico (CEO of Eberhard & Co), Jack Heuer (Honorary Chairman of TAG Heuer), Maximilian Büsser (Owner & Creative Director of MB&F), Xavier de Roquemaurel (CEO of Czapek Genève), François Bennahmias (CEO of Audemars Piguet), Delphine Favier (Managing Director of Montblanc Suisse), Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (President of Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud), Antonio Calce (CEO of Girard-Perregaux), Philippe Léopold-Metzger (CEO of Piaget), Nicolas Beau (International Watch Director of Chanel), Eric Pirson (Director of Tudor), Tim and Bart Grönefeld (Co-founders of Grönefeld), Aurélie Picaud and Sean Gilbertson (Timepieces Director and CEO of Fabergé)
Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge (ref. 99490D53A706-CK6A) Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG2016)
The highly coveted Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge is a perfect fusion of its expertise in both watchmaking and jewellery. Its feminine curves sparkle with 308 beautifully set diamonds from the bezel to the lugs and, in an ultimate touch of refinement, on the crown. Its distinctive oval case in white gold frames a superb dial of meticulously decorated white mother-of-pearl. Gently rounded leaf-shaped hands float elegantly above a floral motif engraved in relief on the mother-of-pearl, the two elements coming together as one. Hours and minutes progress gracefully under a sapphire crystal signed with a delicate transfer of the GP logo.
At 6 o’clock, the iconic Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon, an embodiment of the company’s expertise, reigns majestically under a Gold Bridge delicately carved with a floral motif that echoes the dial. It precisely regulates the running of the manually wound calibre GP09700-0012. Containing 174 parts decorated, adjusted and assembled by hand, its perfect finishing is another sign of the exacting standards of Girard-Perregaux, a pioneer in producing beautiful mechanical watches for women.
The Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge is available on a deep black and red alligator with a gold folding buckle set with diamonds.
Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge
Case in white gold Dimensions: 37.30 x 32.30 mm Glass: anti-reflective sapphire Dial: natural white mother-of-pearl raisd motif and hand polished Hands: leaf-shaped, in gold Case-back: secured by 4 screws Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Setting Case and bezel: 293 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~3,60 cts Crown: 1 rose-cut diamond, ~0,20 ct Buckle: 14 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~0,118 ct Total setting: 308 diamonds, ~3,90 cts
Movement Girard-Perregaux GP09700-0012 Mechanical, manual winding movement Dimensions: 32.00 x 27.00 mm (14¼’’’ x 12’’’) Frequency: 21.600 Vib/h - (3 Hz) Power reserve : min. 70 hours Jewels: 20 Number of components: 174 Main Plate: rhodium-plated, with circular-grained and beveled hollows Bridge: geneva stripes, polished edges Tourbillon bridge: in white gold, hand-polished and engraved, edges and top polished, handdraw stroke finishing for the sides and underside Balance wheel: variable inertia (with gold regulation screw) Functions: tourbillon, hour, minute, small second on the tourbillon
Bracelet in red alligator leather strap White gold folding buckle set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~0,118 ct Every watch comes with an additional black alligator leather strap.