Saturday, May 10, 2014

GP - Gina Pang and her Girard Perregaux

For the longest time, my wife has her eyes set on Girard Perregaux's Cat's Eye. Not only does GP represents her initials, she likes the unique shape of the watch.

The Cat's Eye comes in different iterations - from simple time only to bi-retro moonphase. I managed to get my hands on the now discontinued Zodiac Annual Calendar.
Girard Perregaux Cat's Eye Zodiac WG Dial photo CatsEyeZodiacDialSide04.jpg

The white gold version with the 68 diamond bezel comes with a mother-of-pearl dial. The watch comes with a satin strap and that adds a touch of femininity to the whole timepiece.
Girard Perregaux Cat's Eye Zodiac WG Dial photo CatsEyeZodiacDialSide01.jpg

The watch features an Annual Calendar in the form of the Zodiac calendar. The diamond marker at the 7 o'clock indicates month while the date disc is at the 1 o'clock position. The annual calendar feature is different from the perpetual calendar in that you need to adjust it for the month of February every year. Other than that, an annual calendar watch will automatically take into consideration the 30 or 31 days depending on the month. The moonphase is in a rather unusual position - towards the centre of the dial.
Girard Perregaux Cat's Eye Zodiac WG Movement photo CatsEyeZodiacMovementSide02.jpg

The watch comes with an automatic movement and the rose gold rotor is engraved - with her initials no less!
Girard Perregaux Cat's Eye Zodiac WG Dial photo CatsEyeZodiacDialSide03.jpg

Overall, a pretty package that my wife is very happy with. And I am happy for her too.