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Pre-Watches and Wonders – Cartier Montres Précieuses
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Pre-Watches and Wonders – Cartier Montres Précieuses

Tuesday, 06 April 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
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With these unique pieces and limited-edition, Cartier demonstrates its attachment to craftsmanship and precious watches.

Reptilis Watch

An evening watch that belongs to the great tradition of diamond evening jewellery and stands out for its elegance, mastery of design, and fiery stones. Like a precious brocade, the diamond-paved chevrons weave into each other, edged with princess-cut diamonds. Like precious scales, these mobile elements snake around the wrist like a flexible, hinged ribbon. At the centre, a rectangular dial accentuated by four diamond hour markers. Light bursts forth, reflects and resonates all over. A supremely precious piece that offers a new reptilian interpretation and invites you to discover the sensuality of this animal in movement, undulating in a white flash.

Reptilis Watch © Cartier
Reptilis Watch © Cartier
Rosary Watch

A watch to blur the lines and run counter-current to the rules of watchmaking and jewellery. A piece of jewellery that reveals the time, or an evening watch, the boundaries are fading. Geometric elegance with the richness of random paving all the way to the heart of the dial. Everything is treated graphically; the refined design is pushed to the extreme between round and square. The tempo of its forms is born from the rhythmic succession of curved discs, paved and set with a small black square, evoking an Art Deco influence. At 12 o’clock lies a singular hour marker, also a black square.

Rosary Watch © Cartier
Rosary Watch © Cartier
The Panthère Songeuse Watch

Making its emblematic animal the guardian of its precious hours is the approach that Cartier has taken this year, presenting a new interpretation of the feline through three exceptional timepieces. Designers, artisans… when it comes to this incarnation, jewellery and watchmaking speak the same language. Since 1914 when it first appeared on a wristwatch in the form of a spotted coat of diamonds and onyx, now, more than ever, the feline is THE Cartier signature. A jewellery watch or a piece of jewellery that displays the time? These pieces summon Cartier’s savoir-faire with three versions, all treated in a realistic manner: the jewellery craftsmanship of two diamond-paved watches and champlevé enamelling for the third. This artisanal enamelling technique is among the many areas of expertise of the Maison des Métiers d’Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

The Panthère Songeuse Watch © Cartier
The Panthère Songeuse Watch © Cartier
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