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.
Famed French jewelry house Cartier is launching its Juste un Clou line (“Just a Nail”) – despite the fact that it’s made from gold!
Each bracelet and ring is shaped in nail form, made pure of 18 karat white, rose or yellow gold and can be bedazzled per choice with shimmering pavé diamonds.
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.
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.
TOP EXCLUSIVE! LUXUO’s readers are now able to view “L’Odyssée de Cartier” before it is presented on Cartier’s Facebook page tomorrow morning, Paris time.
Cartier will reveal today a preview of its upcoming film “The Cartier Odyssey”, with the ambitious short to feature three panthers and a host of fantasy scenes.
In honor of Cartier’s 165th anniversary, the panther will take viewers on a journey through Cartier’s iconic designs during the three-and-a-half-minute spectacular.
“The Cartier Odyssey” (L’Odyssée de Cartier) marks the label’s most ambitious advertising project for over a decade.
Directed by Bruno Aveillan, the film will debut March 4 on television screens across the US, France, China, Russia, the UK, Hong Kong and the Middle East.
Through this film, Cartier offers a unique moment of escape, inspired by the desire to enchant, to share its passion and to communicate its values.
You will have the opportunity to discover the first screening of this film via an exclusive screening on March 2 on Cartier’s Facebook page.
At the Baselworld 2012, Cartier will be presenting the new Tank Folle hand-wound ladies watch, a reincarnation of the legendary Cartier Crash from the late 1960s.
Clearly influenced by Salvador Dali’s “liquid” clocks, the original watch was an homage to one of Cartier of London senior managers who died in a car crash.
His wrist watch was deformed by fire to a degree of melting and some other member of staff took the destroyed timekeeper as a source of inspiration.
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.
For each of the past few years at the SIHH show in Geneva, Cartier has unveiled a “grande complication” wristwatch featuring a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and monopusher chronograph.
This year, Cartier has drawn inspiration from Cartier pocket watches produced in the 1930′s to produce the eye-catching piece you see here.
The watch is crafted in white gold, with skeletonized Roman numerals, something that we have also seen the past few years in some of Cartier’s higher end pieces.
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.
Cartier have collaborated with French band Air to showcase an exclusive new video from the electro group.
Fans looking to see the video for “How Far Would You Go For Love” need to go to the luxury jewelry house’s Facebook page and select ‘Like‘.
Cartier commissioned the clip as part of its True Love Has a Colour and a Name campaign, which features a series of videos celebrating romance.
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.
Having a nice pair of eyewear, is like wearing your favorite pair of shoes. And if a pair of custom made sunglasses is high on your wishlist, then Cartier, Paris should be your first choice.
Exclusively adorned with an exquisite array of 188 collet diamonds, this pair of Cartier sunglasses is boasting in retro style and sheer glamor.
Cartier Time Art is an exhibition that will take visitors “on a journey to the heart of Cartier watchmaking.”
The exhibition unites the largest number of Cartier timepieces ever displayed in public, from its origins through to the present day.
Perfumer Mathilde Laurent created this delicate scent with notes of pink pepper, juniper berries, honeysuckle, lily of the valley and some musky/woody base notes.
The blue moonstone-tinted glass bottle features a silver-plated metal top, echoing a reflection of the moon on the water.
The new Cartier collection of iPad covers, deemed Cartier Les Must, comes in three sophisticated colors (fuchsia, black and camel) in a sheer goatskin finish.
They feature an embossed Cartier signature in the front and have a microfiber lining in the interiors.
The official name of the cases are Digital Device Holder Compatible With The iPad The case is priced at $420.
Louis Vuitton is the world’s most valuable luxury brand for the sixth consecutive year according to Millward Brown Optimor’s 2011 BrandZ study.
The brand, owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has a value of $24.3 billion, an increase of 23 percent from 2010.
That’s almost as much as the combined values of Hermes, Gucci and Chanel, which ranked second, third and fourth in this year’s luxury-brand standings.
Luxury-brand awareness is growing among China’s super rich, who recognize 20% more of the lavish brands than they did last year, according to the Hurun Report.
The 2011 Best of The Best Survey, which interviewed 401 Chinese mainland millionaires, each with assets of more than 10 million yuan ($1.5 million), said the super rich in China are developing more sophisticated tastes in luxury products.
“Chinese entrepreneurs are getting more and more sophisticated, discerning and confident in their personal style, and what they aspire to, as they try to turn new money into old money,” said Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Report.
For Christmas, the Cartier panther reveals a selection of precious objects: accessories for Him and for Her, eternal diamonds, and more…
The French maker of jewelries and timepieces is promoting their seasonal offerings through their “Winter Tale” campaign which asks consumers to follow a panther cub through a winter wonderland of the luxury brand and their exclusive offerings.
The Winter Tale campaign includes a dedicated microsite at wintertale.cartier.com and the a 30-second video spot shown below.