Eye on the Sky

Gi­rard-per­re­gaux’s new high jew­ellery watch is a mes­meris­ing sight, says Ni­co­lette Wong

Singapore Tatler - - STYLE -

There is some­thing im­mea­sur­ably ro­man­tic about the stars. Their twin­kle in the night sky is so cap­ti­vat­ing that we con­tin­u­ally try to cap­ture their beauty in art and pho­tog­ra­phy, so that we will al­ways be able to look upon them. Lit­tle won­der then that aven­turine, a deep blue ma­te­rial with gold in­flec­tions that re­sem­ble the stars in the night sky, should prove pop­u­lar in the watch­mak­ing world now. One stand­out piece among them is the Gi­rard-per­re­gaux Cat’s Eye Day & Night launched this year. The Cat’s Eye Day & Night is the first watch in the col­lec­tion to be in­ter­preted as a high jew­ellery cre­ation, adding a sparkling new di­men­sion to the line. The watch car­ries the same de­sign codes as the rest of the brethren with the sig­na­ture leaf-shaped hands and oval case and dial. In this it­er­a­tion of the Cat’s Eye, how­ever, the mid­dle part of the dial is round, like a real cat’s di­lated pupil, and made of aven­turine. The deep in­digo ma­te­rial sparkles with flecks of white gold and is fur­ther en­hanced by the dou­ble row of di­a­monds en­cir­cling the watch face. And be­cause you can never have enough di­a­monds, the white gold case and lugs are also set with the bril­liant gems, as is the aper­ture of the day and night in­di­ca­tion at 6 o’clock. Of course, the Cat’s Eye Day & Night wouldn’t be com­plete with­out its name­sake day and night in­di­ca­tion, which is ac­com­plished thanks to an en­graved white gold plate un­der­neath the dial that com­pletes a full ro­ta­tion every 24 hours. Half of the plate bears an en­grav­ing of the sun, while the other half plays host to the moon. The in­di­ca­tion is syn­chro­nised with the hours and min­utes of the day, and thus re­quires no in­de­pen­dent ad­just­ment. The watch houses the self-wind­ing GP330-0090 move­ment, which is de­signed, de­vel­oped and pro­duced in-house, and has a power re­serve of 46 hours. The move­ment is also nicely fin­ished, with circular grain­ing and Geneva stripes on the main­plate and bridges. The gold ro­tor is also en­graved with the brand’s ta­pes­try mo­tif, for your view­ing plea­sure through the case­back. Gi­rard-per­re­gaux does not of­ten pro­duce jew­ellery watches, but when it does, it does this su­perla­tively. Should you wear the Cat’s Eye Day & Night watch out one evening, the stars in the sky might not be the ones that shine the bright­est.

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