girard perregaux cat eye plum blossom


Plum blossom, a lyrical symbol for over a thousand years, has chosen to open its mother-of-pearl petals in a bed of diamonds in the Cat’s Eye, the most feminine model of Girard-Perregaux’s watch collections.

Besides the beauty of its round corolla surrounding a bouquet of pistils, plum blossom, often confused with that of other fruit trees such as cherry or peach, is full of wonderful symbols. Very popular in Asian culture particularly Chinese poetry and paintings for over a thousand years, it is the first to bloom at the end of winter announcing the arrival of spring and embodying revival, youth and purity as well as continuity. Its flower is often depicted with five petals. Girard-Perregaux has chosen to welcome this sacred flower into the heart of its collection made exclusively for women bringing it to life in three Cat’s Eye Plum Blossom timepieces including a high jewelry piece with diamond pavé.

girard perregaux cat eye plum blossom closeupEasily distinguishable with its graceful oval-shaped body , the Cat’s Eye has a white gold case measuring 36.9 x 20.75 mm. The elliptical case which is water resistant up to 30 m and graced with a crown in the shape of a flower is decorated with a cloud of 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (totaling 2.31 carats) extending from the bezel to the attachments. The watch face is even more spectacular with its almond disc completely covered in 361 stones which dazzle with a thousand sparkles totaling 2.50 carats. It is in this bejeweled bed that the plum blossom has chosen to bloom. Its hand-painted pink mother-of-pearl corolla marks the time and dances to the rhythm of the seconds it displays at 7 o’clock. The hours and minutes are displayed traditionally at the center thanks to a pair of silver leaf-shaped hands.

This precious floral display is powered by the GP03300-0152 caliber, a self-winding movement designed by Girard-Perregaux which offers a power reserve of 46 hours.

The Cat’s Eye Plum Blossom comes with a pink alligator strap and a folding buckle in white gold finished with 31 diamonds.

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By Sharmila Bertin