A bracelet owned by Wallis Simpson, whose affair with Edward VIII led to his abdication, has sold for a world record-breaking Â£4.5m ($7m) at auction. The diamond panther bracelet, was sold by Sothebyâ€™s. It was the most expensive bracelet and most expensive Cartier item to be sold at any auction. It was one of 20 … Continued
The Astrotourbillon movement, which was introduced last year after five years of development in the Manufacture, now powers the Calibre de Cartier watch.
Cartier, the number one luxury jewelry brand in China, continues to ramp up its presence in the Asian country with the opening of yet another flagship on Friday. The new store, which spans 900 square meters (9,687 square feet), is housed inside the Prince’s Building — an upscale shopping center in Hong Kong. The three-story … Continued
China’s ever increasing economic clout has again been reflected in a survey on consumer tastes in luxury goods which has shown the nation not only knows what goods it wants, it most certainly now has the means by which to buy them. A report released this week by Bain & Company has claimed China is … Continued
Cartier has sued the online retailer HauteLook, accusing it of damaging the luxury goods maker’s brand by selling damaged and second-hand Cartier merchandise. HauteLook is “causing immediate and irreparable harm to the Cartier brand and trademark,” Cartier said in its 36-page complaint filed on Tuesday evening in Manhattan federal court. Cartier claimed that HauteLook has … Continued
Sotheby’s says it is auctioning about 3 million pounds worth of jewelry once owned by Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who became Duchess of Windsor. Britain’s King Edward VIII, who renounced his claim to the British throne in 1936 to marry the divorcee, showered her with gifts of jewellery throughout their courtship and marriage. The … Continued
The Calibre de Cartier now has its own dedicated website along with a slick movie as well as interesting technical animations. Equipped with the new 1904 MC Manufacture Cartier movement, the Calibre de Cartier watch features a striking silhouette, robust case and innovative design. Both contemporary and refined, this exceptional timepiece heralds a new chapter … Continued
The renowned French jeweler and watchmaker Cartier has recently unveiled a new interpretation of its legendary Roadster watch. The new components are a straight steel-link bracelet and a black rubber strap, which add up to a timeless design of the watch. The first variation of the Cartier Roadster S watch features a polished steel case. … Continued
In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUOâ€™s top posts for the week of April 5-12. 1 – Louis Vuitton Parent LVMH to Launch Luxury Hotels Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Thursday said it is creating a high-end hotel management business that will be branded Cheval … Continued
The Cartier and America exhibition covers the history of the House of Cartier from its early period as the â€œking of jewelers and jeweler to kingsâ€ during the Belle Epoque through to the 1960s and 1970s, when Cartier supplied celebrities with jewels and luxury accessories.
Team Cartier have won the 26th Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow in St Moritz beating Team Julius BÃ¤r in the final. The four teams competing (Cartier, Brioni, Julius Baer and Maserati) gave the 15,000 spectators a spectacular high-goal tournament of the highest calibre. The intense final match ended in a 3-3 tie with Cartier … Continued
Cartier revealed the ID One Concept to tell the world that is quite serious about being more than just another “fashion” brand in the world of high watchmaking. Intended to never undergo any repairing and regulation after it’s been manufactured, the Cartier ID is beautifully housed in a Ballon Bleu case.
Cartier is organizing an exhibition event from September 5 to November 22 at the Palace Museum in Beijing, in a sacred place: the Forbidden City. The exhibition includes more than 350 items, including archives dating from the founding of Cartier to its creations from the 1970s. Partly dedicated to royal jewels, the exhibition will be … Continued
A new report has revealed that Beijing has the maximum number of rich people in China. The latest Hurun Report on China’s wealthiest people said that there are 143,000 (yuan-)multimillionaires and 8,800 billionaires in Beijing. In Shanghai, there are 116,000 multimillionaires and 7,000 billionaires, reports the China Daily.
A Cartier jewelry store in Cannes, France, was robbed Monday morning by three armed men who fled with a haul estimated at up to 15 million euros. A man with a deep suntan and wearing a flowery shirt walked into the Cartier store in Cannes and threatened staff with a gun. Two accomplices wearing crash … Continued
Romantic and modern, the Caresse dâ€™orchidees par Cartier rimless eyewear collection features an alluring flower decorated with sumptuous details, ranging from pink sapphires and diamonds to hand-laid black lacquer. Cartierâ€™s stylized orchid rests delicately on the sides of these exceptional eyewear creations. The elegant solid gold frames are available in white, rose or yellow gold.
Posing for her official White House portrait, Michelle Obama wears the Cartier Steel Tank Francaise that is tasteful and luxurious without being showy. The White House portrait of the first lady does not make the model of the watch clear, but the trained eye is easily able to pick up the recognizable timepiece (The watch … Continued
Luxury goods company Cartier on Thursday braved the deepening global recession to launch its biggest boutique so far in the Middle East. The 700 square-meter showroom in the upscale Dubai Mall testifies to the Cartierâ€™s confidence that chilly economic winds will not deter well-heeled residents and visitors to Dubai from buying its jewelry, watches, handbags … Continued
Place VendÃ´me is a jewelry case for all the jewels of the world. What is more symbolic to a tourist in search of French expertise than this Parisian square, where high-end jewelry brands intermingle? For travelers, we present Le monde de VendÃ´me (The World of VendÃ´me), a documentary film with the â€œactorsâ€ of Place VendÃ´me, … Continued
One of the most interesting Cartier watches presented at this year’s Salon International de Haute Horlogerie, was the Rotonde Central Chronograph, which uses Cartier’s new in-house manually-wound 9907 MC caliber movement built in La Chaux de Fonds. Crafted from 18-karat pink gold, the round case of the Rotonde Central Chronograph timepiece measures 42mm in diameter; … Continued