Sunday, April 3, 2016

Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Majestic

Since its creation in 2004, the Cat’s Eyes collection by Girard-Perregaux has won numerous prizes including the highly coveted « Watch of the year ».  Carrying on its tradition of innovation and its tribute to fine horology, Girard-Perregaux revisits the iconic shape of the Cat’s Eye for a more audacious and dignified interpretation.

The emblematic collection available in a very identifiable oval horizontal shape or an oval vertical case to embrace the famous Tourbillon with Gold Bridge, offers this year a new facet, even more contemporary with its new vertical, oval shape, set with diamonds.
Purposely feminine, its polished case, set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds, sparkles around a mother-of-pearl dial. The dial features a delicate sun-ray decoration for the pink gold version or an artistic guilloché dial for the steel and bicolor (steel and pink gold) versions, emphasizing the harmony of the vertical oval. The refined « leaf-shaped » hands indicate the passing of time on two styles of indexes; gold roman numerals (at 6 and 12 hours for the bicolor in steel and pink gold) and diamonds. The generous and harmonious dimensions of the line proudly assert its contemporary character with a 34.72 x 40.00 mm case and an 11.60 mm thickness.
The Cat’s Eye Majestic, with its strong identity and its high horological expertise, is available with a pink gold, bicolor or stainless steel case. As it can be worn with a black alligator strap, stainless steel, bicolor (pink gold and steel) or pink gold bracelet, there is a style to suit every occasion.

The heart of this new collection beats with the mechanical manufacture movement with automatic winding GP03300. Entirely conceived and assembled in Girard-Perregaux’s workshops, the calibre boasts a 25,60 mm width for a 4,54 mm thickness. Composed of 199 components, 27 jewels, with 28,800 vibrations per hour for a 46 hours power reserve, it is true to the highest tradition of fine watchmaking.
Since 1791, the Manufacture has paid extreme attention to the aesthetics of all its creations. The Cat’s Eyes Majestic movement’s remarkable finishings and decorations can be observed through the sapphire crystal case-back.

The mainplate and bridges are straight-grained, chamfered, and circular-grained, decorated with a « Côtes de Genève » motif, while the oscillating weight is adorned with the « GP » logo in a stunning tapestry pattern.

Technical details
Model: Cat’s Eye Majestic

References
80493D11A161-CK6A Steel on black alligator
80493D11A161-11A Steel on steel bracelet
80493D56A162-CK6A Steel & pink gold on black alligator
80493D56A162-56A Steel & pink gold on steel & pink gold bracelet
80493D52A763-CK6A Pink gold on black alligator
80493D52A763-52A Pink gold on pink gold bracelet

Case and dial
Material: steel, steel and pink gold, pink gold
Dimensions: 34.72 x 40.00 mm
Height: 11.60 mm high
Glass: sapphire anti-reflective
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Dial: guilloché (for the steel version) or mother-of-pearl (for the gold version)
Hands: leaf-shaped
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)

Setting
Case set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds ~1 ct
Dial set with 8 diamonds ~0.032 ct or 10 diamonds ~0.05 ct

Movement
Reference: GP03300-0120 (steel and bi-color)/GP03300-0121 (pink gold), mechanical with automatic winding
Diameter: 25.60 mm (111/2’’’)
Height: 4.54 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 199
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: min. 46 hours

Functions
Hour, minute

Strap
Material: black alligator or steel bracelet or steel and pink gold bracelet or pink gold bracelet
Buckle: steel or pink gold folding buckle

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