Girard-Perregaux captures the drama of an opera with the Cat’s Eye La Fenice timepiece


The newest timepiece from Girard-Perregaux could easily pass for a piece of fine jewelry as lays claim to not a mere sprinkle of diamonds, but a shower of them. Named the Cat’s Eye La Fenice after the legendary theatre, La Fenice (The Phoenix) in Venice, Girard-Perregaux pays tribute to the iconic building by draping this watch in diamonds, daintily secured by a hand-polished white gold ribbon bow.


200 emerald cut diamonds give this watch its dose of high drama. 83 emerald cut sparklers glitter on the dial accompanied by 10 brilliant cut diamonds. The emerald cut was chosen to encourage transparency and radiance while the “Clou de Paris” setting technique creates a mirror-type effect that further enhances the appeal of the precious stones.

On the dial is a special cut-out mother-of-pearl marquetry inlay hand-painted in subtly graded shades which may be personalized at will. The mother-of-earl detail is highlighted by white gold ribbon which gives the look of a stage curtain. The watch is completed by an alligator strap which is created to match the color chosen by the customer for the mother of pearl inlay. The Cat’s Eye La Fenice comes with an additional black alligator leather strap secured by a buckle set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds

Inside is an in-house mechanical self-winding movement driving hours and minutes functions and endowed with a 46-hour power reserve. The caseback can be further personalized by adding engraved motifs relating to the theatrical world as a backdrop to any personal notes of messages.

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