The Cartier LIBRE collection causes us to lose our bearings, invites speculation of our visual interpretation, and reveals a hidden meaning. It is a transformation, a revelation, a form of extravagance that ensures the impact of Cartier LIBRE. An artful distortion of the oval.
The Cartier Libre collection was born of a desire to play with the Maison’s signature watch shapes. They are stretched, shrunk and transformed into objects of fantasy with unbridled creative licence. Cartier Libre appeals to the Collectionneuse, the figure of the watchmaking collector.
Hitherto unseen shapes echo the Baignoire and Crash watches. Their proportions are disrupted, volumes accentuated and lines lengthened. Seeking to disrupt the Cartier repertoire, these are adventures in extravagance where precious materials and contrasting colours are breathtakingly feminine and minimalist in design.
The aesthetic that emerges is like no other. It defines categorisation. The Cartier codes are present; whether visible or perceptible only to the eye of the connoisseur, they are the ultimate guarantee of authenticity. The result is radical, brazen, paradoxical: the tension between refinement and excess.
Five limited-edition individually numbered jewellery watches meet a single definition: the immediately recognizable Cartier signature.