[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ounded more than twenty-five years ago in Geneva, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie will take place from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd January 2015. This unmissable watchmaking event offers Cartier the chance to highlight its latest designs showcasing the hallmark creativity and excellence of the maison.
The Grande Complication “Poinçon de Genève” watch combines a perpetual calendar, minute repeater and flying tourbillon – one of the most complicated watches ever made by Cartier.
Cartier reintroduces Filigree work, a craft that first appeared nearly 3,000 years ago, reinventing this ancient technique through the creation of the Ronde Louis Cartier Filigree watch. This model features two panther heads woven in gold, platinum and diamond lace.
DISCOVER THE LATEST ARRIVALS IN FINE WATCHMAKING
ROTONDE DE CARTIER GRANDE COMPLICATION SKELETON WATCH
The Rotonde de Cartier watch showcases the most sophisticated movements in Fine Watchmaking: a central chronograph, flying tourbillon, and astrorégulateur (47 mm, manual movement, 18K white gold, alligator skin).
Worn by Louis Cartier himself, the “Tank Louis Cartier” watch sets the standard to be upheld by all Tank watches. In contrast to the assertive choice of rectangular form and proud lines, the tops of the lugs were rounded, embodying the contribution made by Louis Cartier to the modern style later known as Art Deco (Manual movement, 18K pink gold).
ROTONDE DE CARTIER FLYING TOURBILLON REVERSED DIAL WATCH
CRASH SKELETON WATCH
Aten High Jewellery secret hour watch
RÊVES DE PANTHÈRES WATCH
Clé de Cartier (Available in April 2015)
An exclusive look at Cartier’s newest watchmaking creation: Clé de Cartier. With soft curves, clean lines and a rounded profile, the Clé watch owes its name to its crown. Everything is a question of accuracy, balance and proportion, with considerable mastery deployed in order to create fluid, harmonious lines.
Silhouettes are pared down and reduced to their essence, with a focus on precision, balance and proportion. Great mastery was employed to create a seamless flow, a minimalist elegance and a harmonious design. Sharp edges were eliminated. The bezel is gently rounded, the horns smoothly tapered. All of which evoke an intangible perfection.
REVOLUTIONIZING THE CROWN
“Clé” means “key” in French and the crown’s resemblance to one is unmistakable. The act of resetting the time and date introduces a new gesture to the world of watchmaking, one that recalls the traditional turning of a key to wind up a clock. Elongated and pure, it is adorned with a sapphire that is not set in a classical manner. Instead, it is ingeniously inserted to remain flush with the metal surrounding it.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier Serti Vibrant
Cartier presents its newest jewelry setting: the Serti Vibrant, a technique which allows the stones on the dial of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch to shimmer and glow.
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