Mechanical wonders never go unnoticed. Girard-Perregaux’s Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge has been awarded with the Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG).
Girard-Perregaux’s Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge is a very nice example of the fusion between jewellery savoir-faire and high watchmaking expertise.
The heartbeat of the timepiece is a tourbillon made of 80 components weighting only 0.250 g and making a revolution in 60 seconds, surmounted by a Gold Bridge delicately carved with a floral motif that echoes the dial. A variable inertia balance wheel with gold adjustment screws is there to secure a better precision.
The Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge is also a very nice example of jewellery savoir-faire, with its iconic oval case set with brilliant-cut diamonds (only VVS to flawless), and its mother-of-pearl dial that is hand-polished before being hand-engraved in a delicate floral decor.
By taking a closer look, you will appreciate how each line has been rounded-off to soften the lines, and how the precise carving in the lower part of the dial leaves the Tourbillon’s mouvement and Bridge in perfect viewing.
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.
Material courtesy of Girard-Perregaux.