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The Catís Eye Sparkle


The aesthetic of the Catís Eye collection, which Girard-Perregaux has dedicated exclusively to women, displays a natural penchant for interpreting various worlds in the manner of waking dreams. The Catís Eye Sparkle appears in the guise of a creation exuding a magnetic and sophisticated beauty. Like fire beneath ice, sensuality radiates from the dial marrying mother-of-pearl and diamonds in a limpid osmosis. On the other side of this shimmering mirror, a mechanical self-winding movement, crafted in keeping with the proud traditions of the House, forms the beating heart of this newcomer making a powerfully seductive style statement.

A mother-of-pearl landscape
Is it a beauty who came in from the cold? The goddess of an endless winter serving as a backdrop for enchanted fairy tales? The Catís Eye Sparkle appears to welcome a world all its own within an oval-shaped case set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. It composes a supremely appealing frame, much like an 18th century paintings whose oval border was a rare and sought-after ornament in itself. The artisan has manually polished this organic material so as to further accentuate the magic of its subtle colours. Among all the potential chromatic options at its disposal, Girard-Perregaux has chosen blue for the mother-of-pearl cabochons, hand-painted in a delicate shade reminiscent of a frozen lake. This shimmering natural material thus becomes a landscape in its own right, capturing the tender vibrancy of the atmosphere, as well as the gentle beauty around us.

Snow setting, a natural choice
A perfectly proportioned oval of diamonds blooms in the dial centre, playing its own distinctive role amid the surrounding mother-of-pearl. Each gemsetting technique serves a different purpose. Snow setting instils a sense of mystery, since it is imbued with a certain sense of apparent randomness. The jewellery artisan creates the decor directly on the material. One after the other, following an intensely personal thought pattern, more than 200 brilliant-cut diamonds of varying diameters are deftly juxtaposed, to the point of entirely covering the gold surface. Is it instinct or experience that guides these gifted hands? When the gemsetting begins, no one can predict exactly what the completed creation will look like. On the Catís Eye Sparkle, the diamonds nestle gently against each other, without any prongs between them to disturb this precious harmony, catch and lastingly hold the gaze. Each dial calls for more than 25 hours of work, along with the inspired expertise of the artisans that instil each piece with a touch of soul.

Beautiful inside and out
For Girard-Perregaux, there has never been any doubt about the fact that ladiesí watches must display the same high technical standards as those that the Maison intends for a masculine audience. This new model is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement designed, developed and crafted by the Manufacture in keeping with the finest Swiss traditions. Calibre GP03300-0101, with its 195 components and 46-hour power reserve, is also distinguished by its superb finishing including CŰtes de GenŤve striping and circular graining on the mainplate, blued steel screws and an oscillating weight bearing the ďGPĒ Tapisserie pattern.

The Catís Eye Sparkle is delivered with a midnight bleu alligator leather strap that further enhances the romantic aura of this exceptional model.
 
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