As a prelude to Watches and Wonders Geneva 2021, Cartier unveils some extraordinary creations: Reptilis Diamond Watch and Rosary Diamond Watch, as well as the Panthère Songeuse Watches. Jewellery watches or jewelleries that display the time? They come to this incarnation, jewellery and watchmaking speak the same language.
Cartier promulgates two elegant diamond watches – Reptilis Watch and Rosary Watch, timepieces to blur the lines and run counter-current to the rules of watchmaking and jewellery.
Reptilis Watch is 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. 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.
Rosary Watch’s 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.
Panthère Songeuse Watches
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 – Panthère Songeuse Watches.
These pieces summon Cartier’s savoir-faire with three versions, all treated in a realistic manner: the jewellery craftsmanship of two diamond-paved watches with emerald eyes, sapphire or black lacquer spots, pays tribute to the delicate exercise of transposing the art of jewellery to the scale of watchmaking; a third creation showcases an artisanal technique that is dear to Cartier: champlevé enamel and the rich diversity of its chromatic range. The techniques required for this skill, mastered by the craftsmen of the Maison des Métiers d’Art, are carried out with the greatest concentration.
The enamel creation is a limited edition of 30 individually numbered watches.
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