on 1st July 2009 | 1 Comment »
Romantic and modern, the Caresse d’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.
Cartier’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 comes in both male and female models with various levels of gilding).
According to Frederic de Narp, CEO of Cartier North America Mrs. Obama wearing the watch was a “most positive surprise” and he also stated that “maybe it was a gift from her husband.”
on 28th March 2009 | 6 Comments »
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 Cartier’s confidence that chilly economic winds will not deter well-heeled residents and visitors to Dubai from buying its jewelry, watches, handbags and other high-end merchandise.
The opening event was attended by actress Monica Bellucci and Bollywood stars including Anil Kapoor.
on 24th February 2009 | No Comments »
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 “actors” of Place VendÃ´me, that will be broadcasted on all AirFrance long-haul flights beginning the 1st of April 2009.
Here is, exclusively for LUXUO readers, the preview to this superb film:
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on 27th January 2009 | 1 Comment »
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; the grandeur of this form is enhanced by such distinguished Cartier signatures as the beaded crown with its blue sapphire cabochon.
The timepiece is completed by an alligator leather strap, and an adjustable folding buckle in 18-karat pink gold.
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on 17th January 2009 | 3 Comments »
At SIHH 2009, Cartier will present an exceptional haute horlogerie complication within the iconic form of its Tank Americaine watch.
The Cartier Tank Americaine Tourbillon Volant watch is animated by the hand-wound Calibre 9452 MC, Cartier’s first in-house tourbillon caliber.
The movement comprises 19 jewels and 142 spinning, moving and rotating parts beeping at 21,600 bph and providing a 50 hours power reserve.