Cartier has fabricated a watch design that combines complicated gear mechanics and jewelry-like exquisiteness to set a high-end testament to the classic film “Modern Times” by Charlie Chaplin. Continue reading →
Chinese buyers showed their economic clout in Paris Thursday at an auction of watches owned by French film idol Alain Delon, with prices going through the roof.
Auction house Cornette de Saint-Cyr told AFP that the sale brought in a total of 443,875 euros ($590,300) as collectors and fans thronged the room while many buyers, especially in China, took part by phone. Continue reading →
The Fondation Cartier, the contemporary art museum of the luxury jewelry house, will present its latest expo, Cartier, Jeweler of the Arts, in Paris beginning April 3.
The exhibition brings together four artworks made by artists including David Lynch and Takeshi Kitano using precious and semi-precious stones no longer deemed suitable for the brand’s jewelry. Preview images of what they came up with here. Continue reading →
Cartier released its Winter Tale video a few weeks ago. One version is found on YouTube and the other at www.cartier.wintertale.com.
The video shows the famous Cartier leopard running, walking and leaping through an icy terrain while products from the jeweler’s holiday collection emerge from under snow or in bubbles and are simply resting against the landscape.
In the YouTube version, consumers can click on the links that appear in the video to search for the “her,” “him” and “all” products. Continue reading →
Business Montres quoted an internal memo saying a three-storey 2,200 square metre (24,000 square foot) shop would open early 2013.
The shop would take over the premises of the landmark Old England shop near the Place Vendome, famous for its luxury watch shops and hugely popular with Middle Eastern and Asian tourists, in particular Chinese. Continue reading →
Here’s a first look at the Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon watch, a piece that will be officially unveiled in January 2012 at SIHH in Geneva, Switzerland.
This piece builds off of previous innovations and design motifs to result in this interesting looking timepiece.
The Caliber 9458 powering the Cadran Lové Tourbillon is a variant of an already existing tourbillon (the ladies “Alligator Tourbillon”) but the watch itself is decidedly masculine, i.e. with sculpted Roman numerals rather than a pave diamond crocodile. Continue reading →