Hands-on look at the Rotonde de Cartier Flying Tourbillon Crocodile Motif watch with an agate dial…
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This cute ladies watch from Cartier is called the Secret Panda. I don’t use the term “cute” all that often to describe timepieces, but this one certainly is. In all 18k white gold clad in diamonds, black sapphires, and two emeralds for the eyes, this little panda is literally humping the watch…
The term “mystery” (whether in English or French) as applied to a clock or watch means that some part of its mechanism or operation is hidden from the user. In this case it means that you can’t immediately see how the hands are attached.
Cartier, an essential name in the luxury sport watch world, announced a series of 2013 novelties at SIHH this year. Among the fray is the interesting and notable Tortue XXL… offers what at first may seem like a fairly conventional GMT complication until you view the watch from its side…
This is one of those irresistible stories to discuss no matter how many times it has been told or how morbid the details. It involves Cartier, one of the most mysterious and popular watch and jewelry brands on the planet, and stories like this make watch collecting worth the money.
In 2010 Cartier released a brand new collection of men’s watches called the Calibre. It was rather revolutionary for the brand for a couple of reasons, bringing Cartier’s men’s collection into the 21st Century. It was also a mass produced watch that contained an in-house made Cartier movement – something that previously only existed in their most high-end pieces.
Cartier recently wowed watch nerds with the rather impressive Cartier ID Two concept watch. Those with the budget to even theoretically purchase one are likely to be disappointed that the ID Two (like the ID One watch) will never be for sale. However, at the same time Cartier announced the ID Two, it also announced […]
In the slow warm Swiss summer, Cartier wrapped up its announcement of their latest concept watch called the ID Two (ID2). It is a follow-up to the ID One watch from a few years ago and while something totally different, is a serious step forward in the progress the ID One attempted to make (the […]
At the exclusive watch show SIHH, Cartier has one of the largest booths. A lot of their space is dimly lit with museum style showcases offering glimpses of items you probably won’t see anywhere else. Given that the show is not open to the public, most people will never see these pieces at all. In […]
I attended a rather interesting dinner with Cartier where a several minute long discussion on the origin of the “Tank” name took place. “Tank” is a name applied to many Cartier watches, but records show that no one is quite sure where the name came from. Most people agree it actually does refer to military […]
Article and images contributed by Michael Maximilien: In some circles, the French brand Cartier is seen more as a fine jewelry producer than as a watchmaker. However, the brand has a long history as a creator of fine timepieces coupled with a unique style which makes it hard to ignore… The original Cartier Santos was reportedly designed […]
“Well ain’t that pretty” I thought when checking out this new high-jewelry piece from Cartier this year. “Too bad it is a woman’s watch.” You could almost mistake it as a men’s piece given its 42.8mm wide size. Called “Temps Moderne de Cartier,” this watch is a high-end testament to the classic film “Modern Times” […]
There is a word that is thrown around a lot in the watch world that means the public takes a watch (or anything else for that matter) seriously…
Over the last few years my interest and respect for Cartier has really grown. Sure, a lot of their timepieces are mass produced, but they have a penchant for good, lasting design. No doubt I am not a fan of all of their watches, but little escapes from their manufacture without being really good for […]
The Cartier Calibre is not only Cartier’s new flagship men’s watch, but also their new flagship case to to use for high-complication men’s watches. The Cartier Calibre model debuted last year, and came only on a strap. The Calibre was further not just a new piece for men, but a decently priced high-end timepiece with […]
Among Cartier’s many new releases for 2011 was this ultra-thin version of the popular Ballon Bleu. I am not totally sure why the Ballon Bleu is so popular. As a women’s watch I totally get it. It has a elegant, bubbly beauty to it and some nice rounded curves. I mean the word “balloon” is […]
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