Girard-Perregaux wanted this complication to be as beautiful as it is accurate. Slightly domed in order to create a depth effect, the moon phase is depicted in mother-of-pearl marquetry and aventurine glass that the artisan has then polished by hand. We owe this distinctive type of glass, so inimitably captivating due to its copper inclusions that sparkle like gold dust, to an 18th
century Murano glassblower who accidentally dropped copper shavings into molten glass. He named this new material aventurine (based on the Italian expression “per aventura”, meaning ‘by chance’). Girard-Perregaux wished to endow the moon phase on the Cat’s Eye Celestial with a degree of precision testifying to the high standards upheld by the Maison. A classical moon phase accumulates a one-day discrepancy every two and a half years, while the one on the Cat’s Eye Celestial requires only one correction every 360 years.
In the same spirit, this new model is driven by a self-winding movement designed, developed and crafted by the Manufacture Girard-Perregaux in keeping with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions. This 240-part movement with its 46-hour power reserve is also distinguished by its superb finishing, with Côtes de Genève and circular-graining adorning the main plate, blued steel screws, as well as an oscillating weight bearing a “GP” tapestry-style motif.
In a supreme touch of refinement, the Cat’s Eye Celestial is fitted with a pink gold bracelet matching the case, or with an alligator leather strap graced by a midnight blue shade eminently suited to a watch celebrating the night star.
Material: pink gold set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds ~0.80 cts
Dimensions: 35.44 x 30.44 mm
Height: 11.40 mm
Glass: anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: sapphire crystal
Dial: guilloché mother-of-pearl, drop-shaped hour-markers set with 33 diamonds totalling approx. 0.108 cts
Water resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)Movement
Reference: GP03300-0125, mechanical self-winding
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 ½ ‘’’’)
Height: 5.40 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h – (4 Hz)
Number of components: 240
Power reserve: min. 46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, large moon phase indicatorStrap/Bracelet
Material: dark blue alligator leather strap or pink gold bracelet
Buckle: pink gold folding clasp
Girard-Perregaux is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer that traces its origins to 1791. The history of the Brand is marked by legendary watches that combine sharp design with innovative artisanship such as the renowned Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, presented by Constant Girard-Perregaux in 1889 at the Paris Universal exhibition, where it was awarded a gold medal.
With more than 80 registered patents, Girard-Perregaux is devoted to the creation of state-of-the-art Haute Horlogerie and is one of the few watchmakers to unite all the skills of design and manufacture under the same roof — including the forging of the “heart” of the watch, the movement. In 2013, Girard-Perregaux received numerous prizes for its groundbreaking Constant Escapement L.M. timepiece, including the most prestigious one: The Aiguille d’Or of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
Girard-Perregaux is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories, which develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands.