Friday, July 8, 2011

Helloooooo Ladies: The Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie Watch = That Park Avenue Ice Grill Chill.

"For half a million dollars you can get a lot of watches or this lovely new high jewelry watch from Swiss Girard-Perregaux. The Cat's Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie timepiece has an 18k white gold case and is 32mm wide by 38mm tall in the typical Cat's Eye oval shape. It has a stunning amount of large diamonds all over it. According to Girard-Perregaux the watch required over 700 hours of work to create, containing over 20 carats of diamonds. The precious stones come in various cuts and are placed all over the case, crown, and dial.

Inside the watch is a Girard-Perregaux in-house made caliber GP09700-0006 manually wound tourbillon movement. The Tourbillon escapement is visible on the dial using a traditional GP style bridge. The movement has a power reserve of about three days. Attached to the strap is a gray satin strap with a white gold buckle... and more diamonds. Price for this very impressive haute joaillerie watch is $490,000."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com x Worldtempus.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Where I would typically bemoan such an over the top appropriation of diamonds as merely yet another vulgar display of nouveau riche naivete, I've had a change of heart today. Hey, what can I say? It's wild hot outside and people need their ice b ... lol. I can't front though, in the interest of full disclosure, it certainly doesn't hurt matters that the decadent piece in question is this Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie Watch. Yup, I'm partial to nice things and I don't care who knows it!

Anyway, this fancy feline represents the height of Haute Horlogerie sporting the signature oval shape silhouette characteristic of the "Cat's Eye" series set entirely in 287 dazzling baguette-cut diamonds. So deluged in diamonds is this watch in fact that - aside from the grey satin watch strap (NOTE: Which itself proudly bears a nimble white gold pin buckle closure set with 13 dancing baguette-cut diamonds totalling 0.56 ct) - the overflowing crowd of carats only parts ever so briefly to reveal the Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon movement with gold bridge, itself a symbol of the brand's storied watchmaking expertise.

Message To The Livestyle Ladies: Listen, anybody whose pockets are chunky enough to drop $490,000 on this ticker has EVERY right to spit shit like, *Cue Biggie Smalls Voice* "Niggas 'round the way call me "Igloo" ... stick who!?" early! I see Y.O.U. shorty. Stop playing.

In full accordance with the protocols of Livestyle it is my sworn province to indicate, clarify and ultimately elaborate upon any fuzzy references that might have escaped the casual observer. Honestly though, @ this point of the game I feel like I really shouldn't have to school ANYBODY reading this blog on Biggie lyrics, but one never knows, right? LOL.

So yeah, in any event, that "Igloo" line cited in the main body of this post was a direct quote from the late, great "N-O-T-O-R-I-O-U-S, you just lay down slow ..." as featured on the DJ Clark Kent Produced classic "Brooklyn's Finest" off of Jay-Z's brilliant debut album, "Reasonable Doubt". Holla @ ya boy in BK!

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