The Watch: Cat’s Eye Steel, by Girard-Perregaux.
Girard-Perregaux’s Cat’s Eye timepieces have remained a hot favourite of ours since its debut in 2004. From the grande complication beauty of the Annual & Zodiac Calendars model, to the timeless elegance of the Small Seconde, each new edition simply affirms its status as a true horology icon. Last year saw the Cat’s Eye take on its most glamorous look yet with the Jewellery model, cloaked in 150 emerald-cut diamonds of graduating sizes meticulously set on its white gold frame. Yet, as much as the blinged-up number took our breath away, we’re glad that the watchmaker has chosen to focus on the collection’s quintessential style once again this year. The Cat’s Eye Steel exudes the understated charm that we’ve loved from the start.
1 — Star Power
The watch’s power reserve is indicated in a constellation of stars for a touch of whimsy.
2 — Drop by Drop
Elongated teardrop-shaped hour markers reinforce the timepiece’s elegant looks.
3 — Bold Effect
This year’s edition comes with a bolder case size that is about 2.5mm larger than the previous models. Fifty-six diamonds encircle its sun-brushed finished face.
This 37.95mm (across) by 32.95mm automatic timepiece boasts a power reserve of about 46 hours.