Girard-Perregaux first introduced the Cat’s Eye collection in 2004, and since then many versions have been produced, all featuring the horizontal oval dial shape. The case, 35.4 mm across and 30.4 mm from top to bottom, is a composition of ellipses, one framing the circular date window, another for the small seconds on the left, with a series of gold rays blasting out like a solar wind and apparently blowing the date window into its asymmetric conformation.
The dial is in mother-of-pearl with 9 diamond indices (total carat weight about 0.108 carats), framed by 62 diamonds on the bezel (about 0.85 carats). Water resistance is 3 bar, 30 metres. The watch is mounted on a black alligator strap or a pink gold bracelet, with folding buckle in pink gold.
The oval caseback has a circular window with a sapphire crystal revealing the self-winding GP03300-0044 calibre, designed and built by Girard-Perregaux, with 205 components, 25.6 mm in diameter and 3.2 mm thick. The pink gold oscillating weight is decorated with a tapestry of GP motifs while its bridges and main plate are finished with circular graining and Côtes de Genève. It runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hertz) and has a power reserve of 46 hours.
References and prices
The Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Small Second, reference 80484D52A763-BK6B (black alligator strap), costs about €24,200.
Reference 80484D52A763-52A (pink gold bracelet) costs about €39,800.