This Girard-Perregaux watch is more than hot! Sparkling inside and out – it is a supreme work of haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie. The Cat’s Eye Tourbillon is entirely set with 287 baguette-cut diamonds weighing nearly 20 carats. It took the brand’s master stone setters more than 700 hours of painstaking, meticulous work to set these stunners into place. Even the crown is set with twelve baguette-cut diamonds and adorned with an exceptional 24-faceted rose-cut diamond.
This exquisite work houses a modern interpretation of the movement that won Constant Girard-Perregaux a gold medal at the 1889 Paris World Fair, and that has become a standard of reference. The Tourbillon escapement is composed of 72 parts, all contained within a diameter of one centimeter and weighing just 0.3 grams. It is entirely decorated and assembled by hand. This marvel retails for $490,000 – a small price to pay for perfection.