This year’s edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)— the world’s biggest timepiece trade show, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland— saw the finest of Cartier’s collections.
The Panthère Royale watch is made up of the iconic panther sitting atop a small dial, framed by a halo of six concentric circles. The circles are paved with diamonds, while the panther glistens with diamonds and lacquer spots.
The Panthère Joueuse watch has no hands, instead featuring a panther head with its paw chasing a single diamond around the dial—representing the minutes and hours respectively. The case and panther are set with diamonds, featuring black lacquer spots and emeralds for eyes.
In addition to high-jewellery timepieces, Cartier also featured the following timeless watch collections.
Drive de Cartier
The Drive de Cartier collection is designed for the man with an independent mind and a keen sense of fashion. Whether he is in casual chic getup, or formal black-tie attire, the Drive de Cartier man is always effortlessly dapper. Needless to say, the timepiece on his wrist will have to be just as stylish.
The two newest models in the collection are greatly improved while exuding the same level of authenticity, free spirit and elegance.
The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases is fitted with the brand-new caliber 1904-LU MC movement. The six o’clock position is where the moon phase complication is located, tracking the cycle of moon—new moons, half-moons and full moons.
The extremely precise complication is dubbed “astronomic”, needing to be corrected by one day only once every 125 years. The signature aesthetics and wearability of the Drive de Cartier is evident on the Moon Phases.
The case with convex glass and uncluttered white guilloche dial is available in steel or pink gold. No matter the occasion, the Drive de Cartier Moon Phases will assuredly lend a touch of sophistication.
Drive de Cartier Extra- Flat is the embodiment of the saying: less is more. This brilliant timepiece comes in at less than 7mm—40 per cent slimmer than the original—making for a suave and discreet accessory beneath the sleeve. Minimalism is the Extra-Flat’s most outstanding feature.
Its clean lines are enhanced by the sunray satin-finish dial, flat sapphire crystal and exquisitely crafted alligator skin strap, all within a fashionable cushion-shaped case. Its understated design, flat profile, and refined proportions make this the perfect choice for an evening watch.
The Drive de Cartier is fitted with the 430 MC mechanical movement with manual winding. It comes in pink gold, and a limited edition of 200 pieces in white gold.
For more on this, flip through the pages of our May 2017 issue.