CARTIER PARIS, 1914
Platinum, pink gold, rose-cut diamonds, onyx, black moiré strap.
Round LeCoultre movement, fausses Côtes de Genève decoration, silver-plated, 18 jewels, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic balance, flat balance spring.
This watch represents Cartier’s very first use of the “panther-skin” motif.
Diameter of the case 2.46 cm
Whatever the watch, appearance takes precedence. Cartier firmly remains a jeweller, and almost every watch it invents includes a highly precious jewellery version. Many women’s models are principally conceived to be decorative: it is a bracelet with a watch rather than a watch with a bracelet. Some of them are extraordinarily sumptuous, sublime hymns to the passage of time.
CARTIER PARIS, 1929
Platinum, two carved emeralds weighing 35.33 carats, a 7.05-carat table-cut emerald (glass), one rectangular carved emerald, baguette-cut and collet-set diamonds, leaf-shaped carved sapphires and rubies, emerald and sapphire cabochons.
Rectangular LeCoultre calibre 118 movement, rhodium-plated, 8 adjustments, 17 jewels, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic balance, flat balance spring
CARTIER PARIS, 1950
Platinum, pear-, marquise-, brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds.
Rectangular LeCoultre calibre 104 Duoplan movement with cut corners, fausses Côtes de Genève decoration, rhodium-plated, 3 adjustments, 17 jewels, Swiss lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance spring.