Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Haute Joaillerie

Girard-Perregaux has unveiled its feminine Cat's Eye timepiece, which may well be the most expensive watch the historic Swiss manufacturer has ever offered. Crafted from 18K white gold, new Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Haute Joaillerie watch displays 394 baguette diamonds--52 carats in all--which necessitates over 1,200 hours of work undertaken by specialized experts in more than ten workshops.

The elegant oval case of the Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Haute Joaillerie measures 35.25 X 30.25mm and features 87 baguette diamonds (7.5 carats); the winding crown which is entirely protected by the case, displays five baguette diamonds (0.1 carat) which collectively form a star. Adorned with skeletonized polished white gold hands, a Breguet-style "12" hour marker, and applied white gold sectors for the subsidiary seconds and power reserve indicator, the dial displays a glittering field of 98 baguette diamonds that amount to 6.5 carats. Joining seamlessly with the case is the exquisite, tapered white gold bracelet with its 204 baguette diamonds (38 carats).