The concept of this new model draws its inspiration from traditions passed down from Antiquity: the observation and interpretation of celestial phenomena. The Cat’s Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendars combines with the precision of its movement the part of mystery involved in querying the constellations. Its windows open onto distant worlds. Guided by a lucky star, the signs of the zodiac glide by alongside the months of the year. In the centre of the dial, the moon shows its various faces. At 2 o’clock, the date completes the annual calendar, by an ingenious device automatically allowing for months of a different length. A single annual correction at most is needed, in February.
Fragments of universe cut out in the mother of pearl, celestial visions moving across the gracious dial: terrestrial, lunar and stellar time is brought together harmoniously in a watch with a remarkable aesthetic power of attraction. Girard-Perregaux demonstrates once again the art of incorporating watch complications as design features in their own right. The combination of precious materials and gentle curves completes the refinement of the Cat’s Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendars. Crafted in gold, the characteristic oval of this collection is here adorned with 68 diamonds (about 0.68 carats) on the bezel. The irresistible sparkle of the precious stones echoes the iridescent reflections of the mother-of-pearl dial, which make each watch unique. The product of painstaking work, in itself it requires about sixty manufacturing steps.
Such sophistication demands perfection in the slightest details. This set of functions is driven by the Girard-Perregaux GP033M0 mechanical movement with automatic winding, which is unveiled through the transparent case-back. Avant-garde technologies together with the expert hands of watchmakers made it possible to manufacture this complex calibre.
Pink gold case
Dimensions: 35.25 x 30.25 mm
Case set with 68 diamonds, approx. 0.68 carats
Dial in 18-carat gold and natural mother of pearl
Sapphire case-back secured by 4 screws
Water resistance: 30 metres
Girard-Perregaux movement GP033M0
Mechanical with automatic winding
Calibre: 11 ½ ’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Functions: hour, minute, small seconds, annual calendar, zodiac calendar and moon phase indication
Satin strap with folding buckle
Also available with a pink gold case and dial of dark mother of pearl, with a white gold case and dial of dark or white mother of pearl, and in a jewellery version in white gold with cases fully set with diamonds.