Cartier attracts crowds to Beijing
In two months, 500,000 visitors have crossed the gates of the Forbidden City to admire the jeweler’s treasures. Cartier had already shown part of his jewelry collections ten years ago in Beijing. But this time, in the heart of the Forbidden City – now limited to 80,000 visitors a day – Cartier wanted to give back to Cesar what belongs to him. All these exceptional creations are shown alongside traditional Chinese pieces. The exhibition “Beyond Boundaries” also presents the women who did honor Cartier in the Roaring Twenties by wearing ornaments with Chinese motifs, such as Barbara Hutton or Mrs. Wellington Koo. The exhibition also recalls how Cartier was the exceptional jeweler of the kings and queens of the last decades, while continuing his watchmaking activities.