Exquisite, refined and feminine: Girard-Perregaux’s Cat’s Eye Celestial is just that! It gives the laws of design and expectation of what an Haute Horlogerie woman’s watch should look like a twist of its own. This starts with the unique shape of its case. Ovals are a rarity in the world of watches, especially when positioned horizontally. It is what gave this Girard-Perregaux not only its name but also much of its character!
It sets the stage for a stunning dial that is crafted from the most exquisite materials. Guilloché mother-of-pearl and diamond hour markers encircle the moon phase disc, which has a diameter of no-less then 8.9mm. It not only shows the moon and stars but also the depths of space as Girard-Perregaux used aventurine to place them on. This gives a vibrant contrast with the white mother-of-pearl.
Even today, many women’s watches are still powered by quartz movement. Although Girard-Perregaux was one of the pioneers in this field, the Cat’s Eye Celestial is not fitted with one. Instead, Girard-Perregaux opted for one of their automatic manufacture calibers: GP03300-0125, which can be admired through the glass case back of the watch: A fitting choice for such a beautiful and elegant watch, especially given the exquisite decorations as well as the rotor engraved with Girard-Perregaux’s logo.
Part of the elegance of the Cat’s Eye Celestial can also be found in its superb size, measuring 35.4 mm by 30.4 mm, and a thickness of 11.4 mm. It makes the watch sit very well on the wrist, where it actually wears slightly larger than expected due to the oval shape of the case. Together with the unique display of its complication, it contributes greatly to the exquisite character of the Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Celestial and the unique position that this model holds in the world of women’s watches.