5 Cartier Wristwatches from pre-SIHH

Cartier revisited some of the most classic dials and iconic watches and reimagined a five-piece collection for the brand’s Libre collection.

Dec 08, 2017 | By Andrea Sim

Cartier revisits some of the Cartier Libre Collection

For the most discerning connoisseur of Cartier, a unique showcase of exquisite watches from the luxury brand will be back next year. To set the tone and excitement towards SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève), the brand unveils five new and exclusive watches in the Cartier Libre Collection for women ahead of the grand-scale event taking place in Geneva, in January 2018. Looking gorgeous and prestigious, each of these limited edition jewellery watch is individually numbered: Crash Radieuse, Baignoire Débordante, Baignoire Etoilée, Baignoire Infinie and Baignoire Interdite.

Baignoire Interdite

Turn the oval dial on its side of the Baignoire timepiece and watch the diamond ringed dial flicker and hide. Between the top of the watch is an oversized Roman numeral in glossy black ADLC. Baignoire Interdite has a white gold case with paved bezel. Numbered limited edition of 50 pieces.

Baignoire Débordante

A dainty yet prestigious looking, Baignoire Débordante features a white-gold case set studded with diamonds and black spinels, resembling a ring of open petals. However, the inner layer of this solid timepiece takes on a much simpler approach with its oval dial harmonising with the facetted hour- and minute- hand. When simplicity is most beautiful at its best, simplicity wins every time. Only 50 of such limited edition watches will be produced.

Crash Radieuse

Limited to 50 pieces, the Crash Radieuse has a yellow gold case with Manual 8970 MC movement instead of white gold cases with quartz movements, found only in all the Baignoire watches. What’s eye-catching about this timepiece is its prominent crushed oval shape dial that blends in quietly with a set of outsized Roman numerals and blue hour and minute hand.

Baignoire Etoilée

Given the artful architecture, this watch expresses time in the most subtle way and it can also be worn as a classy fashion jewellery. Featuring a crystalline cascade of glittering diamonds on the bracelet accentuated against the black spinels, the double row of stones ringed around the dial set make the most striking juxtaposition. Numbered limited edition of 15 pieces.

Baignoire Infinie

Drawing the gaze into the hour circle, this watch has the tiniest dial amongst other dials of the Libre collection here. Just slightly outside of the outer layer is a shimmering sight of studded baguette cut diamonds on the case. The watch is decorated with white mother-of-pearl, Tahitian mother-of-pearl, and the tiny minuscule black dial is encircled by three layers of paved gemstones. The Baignoire Infinie is limited to 20 pieces.

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