March 2018


As for watch brands, advanced wristwatch and high jewelry watch reflect their watchmaking standards and excellent creativities. High jewelry watch includes designers’ unique creativities and extraordinary craftsmanship. The jewelry carved by watchmakers and jewelry designers is infused into new vitality. Themed as precious gems, Cartier fuses high jewelry and advanced timepieces. Two kinds of iconic craftsmanship expresses the quest for beauty together. In addition to innovation and excellent craftsmanship, The essence of Cartier is to give life to the beautiful gems.

High Jewelry visible hour “Papyrus” watch
High Jewelry visible hour “Papyrus” watch, mechanical movement with manual winding caliber Cartier 8971 MC. Rhodiumized 18K white gold dial, case and bracelet set with 32 antique cushion-shaped step-cut emeralds from Zambia totaling 38.20 carats, 26 triangular-shaped step-cut diamonds totaling 5.43 carats, onyx, 642 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 9.94 carats, black oxidized steel sword-shaped hands. Unique piece, wrist size: 163 mm.

Although inspired by classic tradition, “Papyrus” high jewelry watch shows modern style. Cartier designers looked through historical archives that Cartier collected and also were inspired by the emerald and its mild green, they finally chose Papyrus. Wide leaves of Papyrus and rare emeralds show modern style with freedom.

High Jewelry Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré watch
High Jewellery Tourbillon Mystérieux Azuré watch, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding and mysterious double tourbillon, calibre 9463 MC. Case and chain in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with a faceted oval-shaped Ceylon sapphire of 25.93 carats, with 1,017 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 15.92 carats, with 31 rose-cut diamonds totaling 1.00 carat, with 18 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 2.45 carats, with 14 sapphires totaling 2.27 carats, with a princess-cut diamond for 0.32 carats, and with onyx, with a sapphire crystal and case-back, rhodium-finish steel sword-shaped hands. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 metres). Unique piece.

Multi-layered lines form the pendant style, like a dancing butterfly. Sapphire wings, the body set with dazzling diamonds. Double mysterious tourbillon crafted in the pure dial look like hanging in the air. A delicate mechanism hidden in the jewelry deserve to be outstanding. The back of the work is made delicately, and its well-polished movement stands stands out perfectly. It took masters 2,050 hours (17 months) to accomplish such a masterpiece.

High Jewelry Cartier à l’Infini visible hour watch
High Jewelry Cartier à l’Infini visible hour watch, mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 101. Rhodiumized 18K white gold case and bracelet set with 320 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 6.10 carats, black lacquer décor, silvered translucent lacquered sunray effect dial, 18K white gold pyramid hour marker at 12 o’clock, rhodiumized steel sword-shaped hands. Wrist size: 163 mm.

Black and white, smooth jade and grained decoration with brilliant-cut diamonds and rose-cut diamonds form clever contrasts. It took 600 hours to achieve Cartier à l’Infini visible hour watch with balanced beauty. Saturn bracelet in 18K white gold, diamonds and black jades. Simple but elegant style and delicate but charm lines reveal perfect craftsmanship.

Every girl is on the quest for beauty throughout the world. In addition to being born beautiful, some accessories can also set off girls’ charm. It is the value of jewelry. When we appreciate a piece of jewel, we find that it’s gorgeous and flawless from any angle. It is indeed designed delicately and carefully from its shape, gem types, cutting, lustre and detail polishing finish. Jewelry reflects a design that perfectly presents products that nature gives to the human. We can feel that from Cartier works.

The Jeweller of Kings and the King of Jewellers, the widespread title proves Cartier’s status in the jewelry field. The brand from France has begun to build its kingdom of jewelry since 1874. The timepieces would be noble and luxury until Cartier combined high jewelry and delicate watches. Different from sophisticated mechanical men’s watches, high jewelry watches for ladies stand out their elegance, nobility and identity.

Cartier High Jewelry “Panthère Arctique” Visible Hour watch
High Jewelry “Panthère Arctique” visible hour watch, mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 101. Rhodiumized 18K white gold case and bracelet set with one cushion-shaped faceted turquoise-colored aquamarine of 39.28 carats, sapphire spots, emerald eyes, onyx nose, 1617 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 33.91 carats, sunray brushed dial with hour marker set with one diamond, rhodiumized steel sword-shaped hands, wrist size: 157 mm.

Cartier designers use their rich imagination to create the treasure that combines natural gems with a timepiece. The most iconic panther watch case. 18K white gold panther-body bracelet is decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds, sheeny and luxury. Sapphire leopard prints, black onyx nose, and the eyes are decorated with emerald gems. A cushion-shaped sapphire weighting 39.28 carats are held in front paws vividly.

Cartier High Jewelry “Tutti Agrumes” Secret Hour Watch
High Jewelry “Tutti Agrumes” Secret Hour Watch, quartz movement. Rhodiumized 18K white Gold case and bracelet set with one cushion-shaped engraved Emerald from Colombia of 9.74 cts, engraved Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies, Ruby beads, cabochon-cut emeralds, calibré-cut Diamonds, brilliant-cut Diamonds sun ray-brushed dial, emerald marker, rhodiumized 18K white gold sword-shaped hands. Water resistant to 3 bar (approx, 30 meters). Unique piece, wrist size: 159 mm.

Born in the 1920s, the Tutti Frutti collection shows bright but unique colors. Cartier designers combine precious metals with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds to create the unique piece with delicate engraving. life-like gem leaves and fruits record the passing years and vibrant life. High Jewelry “Tutti Agrumes” Secret Hour Watch reflects Cartier’s unique aesthetics.

Cartier Trait D’ Éclat Watch High Jewelry Watch
Cartier Trait D’ Éclat High Jewelry Watch, mechanical movement with manual winding, Cal. 101. Rhodiumized 18K white gold case and bracelet set with 15 oval Mozambique rubies of 24.93 carats, brilliant-cut ladder-shaped diamonds and a brilliant-cut water drop-shaped diamond. Black oxidized steel sword-shaped hands.

In the early of the 1920s, rubies were used to decorate Indian prince jewels. In April, 1956, Prince Grace who was wearing a Cartier crown with three cabochon rubies to take an official photo, and the rubies that can be removed and worn as a brooch were lived by her. In 1957, Elizabeth Taylor received a Cartier necklace with rubies from her husband, Mike Todd. The necklace witnessed their prefect love. Cartier has been keeping exploring new, aesthetic and unique style to create more treasures.

Born in 1917, the Cartier Tank opened its legend with a bold and innovative rectangle watch case. The case and the strap are utterly integrated, and the compact lines create precise shapes. Their free spirit and elegance make it not only a popular design, but also the darling of every generation of celebrities.

In 1994, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac autographed a picture of a Cartier Tank watch and wrote the sentence“If all the tanks are made by Cartier, we should have enjoyed world peace and lived a carefree life!”on Figaro Madame to pay highly tribute to the classic watch. According to the blueprint of the Renault Tank during the First World War, the lugs on both sides represent the track, and the case represents the tank cockpit. So far it has been for a hundred years in the watch industry. With the occasion of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Tank series in 2017, let us give you a complete review of the timelessness of this timepiece.

Experienced watch experts and the writer Franco Cologni appraised Louis-François Cartier, “Louis Cartier focused on the fusion of aesthetics and modernity. Put these two words aside, we can not understand the beginning of Cartier watches”. Although France was at war in 1917, I believe that he still embraced these two words calmly when when Mr. Cartier created the first Tank watch, or the Tank watch wouldn’t be loved by people in a century. If we say that the Santos watch opened the chapters and let Cartier watch brand be born in the watch history, then the advent of the Tank watch laid a solid foundation for Cartier, making Cartier watch collection grow in strength.

Creative Source
In the second half of 1916, the World War I settled into the stalemate. Louis Cartier was particularly concerned about the battle of the Somme and shocked by heroic deeds. He learned that new armored vehicles have been applied to the war in September and the war won victory time and again. He saw the armored vehicle-Le Tank from the L’Illustration. Hence, the Tank collection was inspired by it. With his keen intuition and the pursuit of aesthetics and technology, Louis finally created the TANK watch in 1917 and established his undoubted lofty status in the history of watchmaking. The Tank built a unique style among the rounded watch cases. The brand gifted several of the first Tank wristwatches to the General John Pershing and his subordinate officers after the victory of the World War I.

Cartier Tank Solo

Tank Family
The biggest reason why the Tank keeps its high status is that it is a masterpiece of all the classic elements in one: radial Roman numeral hour markers, blued-steel hands, track-shaped minute scale, vertical lugs, beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon. So far, the Tank has had six members: Tank Louis Cartier (Born in 1922), Tank Américane (Born in 1989), Tank Française (Born in 1996), Tank Solo (Born in 2004), Tank Anglaise (Born in 2012) and Tank MC (Born in 2013).

Celebrities and Tank Watches
Tank Cartier watch is regarded as a chic symbol by Gary Cooper, Andy Warhol, Madona, Catherine Deneuve and so on. It has been well known for simple style and harmonious lines since its birth. People prefer its unique style to its symbolic status.

Rudolf Valentino

Jacqueline Kennedy

Princess Diana
Gunter Sachs
Alain Delon and Jean-Pierre Melville
Andy Warhol
Catherine Deneuve
Gary Cooper

To display the craftsmanship of a movement, many watch collections are designed with the transparent back to be appreciated carefully. We probably pay attention to blued-steel screws fixing the splint, those blued-steel screws are produced by fire to from oxidation. A methodology that requires mastery over fire by way of precisely controlling the flame’s intensity to achieve the ideal shade of blue-or beige with the use of cooler temperatures. Blue steel is formed at 300 degree centigrade. In the absence of stainless steel, the fire process was used to prevent screws rusting. To this day, blued-steel screws are used for beauty.

Ronde Louis Cartier XL Flamed gold
A life-like depiction of a panther was first engraved on the dial in 18K white gold to create “brushed” texture by fire. Ronde Louis Cartier XL Flamed gold, 30-piece limited edition, debuted at SIHH 2017. Ronde Louis Cartier XL Flamed gold, 42 mm, manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, Cal. 430. Case in 18K white gold, a diamond-set beaded crown, flamed gold dial, white gold apple-shaped hour and minute hands, sapphire crystal, sapphire case back, strap in black alligator skin, ardillon buckle in 18K white gold. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters).

How will it be if the technology of producing blued-steel screws is used on the dial? Ronde Louis Cartier XL Flamed gold is the best model. The vivid depiction of a panther on the dial seems to be painted with different colors at a glance. Close up, you will find that the real texture is different from the painted. The big cat’s eyes, prints, beard and brown hair are all finished into heating fire. The life-like result is the real testament to the unassailability of Cartier’s craftsmen. First, the craftsmen burns the whole dial into blue, then they scrape the surface of parts with tools and they burn the parts into brown, yellow or beige. Next, the process will be repeated again and again until the completed life-like depiction. Although the technology of transforming the color of the dial into gradient effect isn’t so complicated as the enamel paint, making every hair life-like is quite difficult, as well.

Drive de Cartier ‘Cartier d’Art’ Leopard
Drive de Cartier‘Cartier d’Art’ Leopard, 40 x 41 mm, manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, Cal. 1904 MC. Case and dial in 18K yellow gold, sword-shaped hour and minute hands, sapphire crystal and sapphire case back, strap in black alligator skin. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters). It’s limited of 100 pieces.

In 2017, Cartier released many watch collections inspired by a panther with exquisite skills. The unique feature of Drive de Cartier‘Cartier d’Art’ Leopard is that the big cat is extended beyond the sapphire crystal, as if a picture got out of the frame. Close up, we can appreciate its vivid hair from the bezel to the dial. Black leopard prints reflect bright luster with enamel techniques.

Panthère Joueuse
Panthère Joueuse, 40 mm, manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, Cal. 9918 MC. Case in 18K white gold with diamonds, sapphire crystal and sapphire case back, strap in alligator skin. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters).

The panther appears to emerge from the dial, intent on catching the ball that remains tantalisingly out of reach. Its head and paw play the role of the minute hand while the ball marks the passing hours. Making this an even more precious timepiece, the case and the strap attachments are set with brilliant-cut diamonds, with more brilliant-cut diamonds on the ball, as well as on the cat’s paw and head. Its eyes are two emeralds while its fur is spotted with lacquer.

Panthère Royale
Panthère Royale, 36 mm, quartz movement. Case in 18K white gold with brilliant-cut diamonds, sapphire crystal and sapphire case back, strap in alligator skin. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters).

The Panthère Royale watch reigns supreme with a satin finished dial that twinkles with brilliant-cut diamonds. A sub-dial with hour and minute hands was designed at six six O’clock. A full-figure leopard standing on above the sub-dial is like the king. Arc curves with diamonds and sapphire crystal show a perfect look.

Cartier founded in 1847 has been top Jewelry and Wristwatch brand all around the world. Masterpieces from Cartier extend to now and give us endless surprises. There is no doubt that Panthère de Cartier collection is the signature series among a great number of products.

It’s a long history about Panthère de Cartier. In order to seek inspiration, Jeanne Toussaint went to explore the American jungle along with Louis Joseph, the third generation of Cartier SA. They never expected that they came under attack by American panthers. Fortunately, they were out od the woods finally. Then they were in love with each other. Due to Louis Joseph’s married status, they suffered a lot. That Louis Joseph lost his life in a car accident left a wordless end for their love. It came as Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson would marry, Duke of Windsor expected Cartier to design a jewel for Wallis Simpson. Jeanne Toussaint created a Panther brooch from her unforgettable experience. It’s the Panther brooch that opened the beginning of Panthère de Cartier collection.

As the most beautiful animal in Cartier world, the American panther inspires designers excellent works. Besides, Ronde Louis Cartier collection and Panthère Joueuse collection gain much inspiration. Panthère de Cartier collection inherits the classic styles-delicate and exquisite features from 1983. Through those timepieces within American panthers, Cartier describes the amazing integration of natural light and view, and the wisdom of teams and high end craftsmanship spreads out before us.

Born in 1983, Panthère de Cartier isn’t visualised to embody the feature of the American panther. Chain links under the light and shadow show virtualized leopard prints. With square watch case and stretched lugs, Panthère de Cartier is quite similar to Santos De Cartier, but its long flexible bracelet with many links express its uniqueness fully. It was the main series as soon as it made its debut, and it faded away until 200 in the market. Pierce Brosnan once wore a Panthère de Cartier watch. Panthère de Cartier reappeared at SIHH 2017. It was studied carefully and found that its all designs were the same as the original, such as the case shape, the bracelet, the octagonal crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, eight screws on the bezel, Roman numerals and track scales. Even CARTIER is kept well in the X hour marker. Available in 18K yellow gold, white gold, pink gold, yellow gold and steel edition, diamond edition or steel version.

Besides, Panthère de Cartier white gold & diamond watch (No. 2) was decorated with distinctive but vivid leopard prints with an enamel technology. Another Panthère de Cartier pink gold watch (No. 1) was created with irregular leopard prints on the case, the dial and the bracelet with black lacquer, as if the soul of the panther was fused into the perfect timepiece.

Cartier, which has a long history of more than one hundred and fifty years, is a famous manufacturer of jewelry from France. Jewelry and wristwatches made from Cartier have been masterpieces that celebrities and famous stars want. Cartier has created lots of works with extraordinary creativity and high end craftsmanship. Cartier leads the fashion trend in the watchmaking, like the wind vane. It’s good at fusing the classic watch case with classical elements, showing unique fashion flavor. Drive De Cartier watch has left a deep impression on the public and been another classic series since it made its debut at SIHH 2016.

The New Drive de Cartier is inspired by the dashboard of the antique car. Some series of many famous watch brands borrow some elements from antique cars or cars, but Drive De Cartier stands out from the competition. Here Drive De Cartier watch WSNM0004 is introduced, decent and elegant.

Cushion-shaped Case and Aliigator Skin Strap
The sleek lines of the cushion-shaped watch for 40 mm(length) * 41 mm (width)case create fashion flavor. Blued-steel sword-shaped hour and minute hands go around the Silvered flinqué dial elegantly. Calendar aperture at three O’clock, small seconds counter at six O’clock and vintage Roman numerals show the beauty of fashion and classic beauty. The small seconds counter is decorated with ring patterns, showing the delicate craftsmanship. Semi-matte brushed sides of the steel watch case. Rounded steel lugs connecting to the exquisite case look smart, fine and suitable for the men’s wrists. The octagonal steel crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel sets off elegant and powerful charm, and the spinel reveals good taste. The new watch case is equipped with the leather strap. Comparing with the steel bracelet, black semi-matte alligator skin strap with 18 mm steel double adjustable folding buckle brings wearers light and comfortable wearing experience.

Cartier’s Cal. 1904-PS MC Mechanical Movement
After years of refinement, the movements made from Cartier’s workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds have matured. In honour of the first Cartier Santos watch, the movement which was based on ETA 2892-A2 was named as Cartier Cal. 1904 MC. As one of in-house movements, Cal. 1904 MC launched in 2010 has been the mainest basic in-house movement. With polishing process, the modified Cal. 1904-PS MC is seen perfectly throughout the sapphire crystal. Cartier’s 1904-PS MC mechanical movement is an automatic mechanism – the watch is wound by kinetic energy, and the swing of your arm as you walk is enough to keep it ticking. It uses double barrels (most automatic watches traditionally have one), and this gives it a highly constant chronometre throughout the duration of the watch’s 48-hour power reserve. This means the watch will display time accurately and consistently for two days after you take it off your wrist, even though at that point it’s no longer getting wound by the movement of your arm. Water resistant to 3 bars / 30 meters, so the wearers protect your watches away from diving, bath or saunas.

At SIHH 2018, Cartier continues advanced new aesthetics in watchmaking. The combination of excelsior spirit and breakthrough innovations embodies two sides: One is the exquisite and delicate skeleton movement; the other is the light and mysterious movement.

Skeleton and mystery clever collocation sets off the sense of beauty of the iconic movements and creates masterpieces with multiple processes. As a good model of Cartier watchmaking technology, the mysterious movement was born in 1912. It’s the result of the joint efforts of Louis Cartier and Maurice Coüet (a great watchmaker) . Equipped with the mysterious movement, the first Cartier table clock was named Model A, whose inspiration came from Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, the father of modern magic. In honour of the classic mysterious movement, Cartier launched three new works in this tear: Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon, Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night and Santos De Cartier Skeleton in pink gold.

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon
Cal. 9465 MC
Diameter: 35.5 mm
Thickness: 6.28 mm
Jewels: 26 pieces
Parts: 286 pieces
Vibration Frequency: 21,600
Power Reserve: 52 hours

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon fuses the features between the mysterious movement and the skeleton movement. The mysterious double tourbillon movement, Cal. 9465 MC was born in the Cartier workshop of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The tourbillon was designed according to a revolutionary dual floating design. As for the first frame, the tourbillon turn around by itself every 60 seconds. The second frame includes the whole mysterious part, and the tourbillon goes around every five minutes. Only superior craftsmanship can keep whole parts balance and satisfy the demands for the slim case. All parts were assembled together by hand and made the bevel edge, the wiredrawing and polishing for screw heads. Skeletonised Roman numeral bridges make the watch light, delicate and transparent.

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night
Cal. 9982MC
Diameter: 31.98 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Jewels: 26 pieces
Parts: 174 pieces
Vibration Frequency: 28,800
Power Reserve: 48 hours

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night is equipped with the combination model of the mysterious movement and Day & Night display which both was born in 1912. The mysterious movement drives the sun rise and fall from the left to the right, while the moon displays the night time. Glyphs and satin sun-brushed pattern clever collocation brings out high readability.

Santos De Cartier Skeleton in pink gold
Cal. 9619 MC
Diameter: 28.6 mm
Thickness: 3.97 mm
Jewels: 20 pieces
Parts: 138 pieces
Vibration Frequency: 28,800
Power Reserve: 72 hours

Santos de Cartier Skeleton watch deserves to be a classic work with an iconic style. Santos de Cartier has kept pace with new eras since 1904. The new Santos is equipped with a removable bracelet. With QuickSwitch, the bracelet helps wearers replace other straps or bracelets. As the other top tech, smart links help wearers adjust the length of the bracelet without any tools. Cartier skeleton craftsmanship was born in the 1930s. With skeleton Roman numeral bridges, Santos 100 watch which was launched in 2001 laid the foundation of the skeleton technology. Because of the skeleton designs, Santos de Cartier Skeleton watch gives a deep impression on people.

The 90th Academy Awards was held on March 4th in Los Angeles, U.S.A.. Lots of artists, entertainers and celebrities who represent the highest level of show business dressed up and attended at the ceremony. Cartier from France witnessed the moment of glory and brought a sparkle to the Red Carpet and the Ceremony. The King of the Britain, Edward VII praised Cartier: “The Jeweller of Kings and the King of Jewellers”. Symbolizing Status, Taste, Wealth, Nobility, Faith and Eternity, Cartier persists consistently in the pursuit of the sincere, true, and beautiful operation principle and service concept, which makes Cartier’s reputation forever.

Irish and American actress, Saoirse Ronan made her appearance at the Oscars with Cartier Diamond Collection earrings and a Cartier Tradition ring, stunning and beautiful. She was one of the Best Actress Oscar nominees this year because of outstanding preformance in Lady Bird.

At the Vanity Fair Oscar PartyAmy, Amy Adams appeared  with earrings and a ring from Panthere De Cartier and a Coup d’Éclatde Cartier ring. Sofia Boutella wore a Cartier High Jewelry necklace, a Cartier Diamond Collection bracelet, a Étincelle de Cartierring and a Panthere De Cartier ring. Pom Klementieff carried a ring and earrings from Cactus de Cartier and a Maillon Panthère bracelet.

Gorgeous but classical style makes Cartier necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and wristwatches popular with the upper class. In addition to Cartier Trinity Collection, the elephant or bird theme is common in Cartier Jewelry design. Panthere De Cartier which was launched in the 1990s has been one of classics. Cartier Love has also witnessed forever love for more than one century. The combination of traditional craftsmanship and the characteristics of the times is the ultimate pursuit of Cartier High Jewelry. With smart lines and bright colors, Cartier expresses the true beauty–simpleness, harmony and Balance.

Winston Duke, who played a role in Black Panther, wore the Rontonde de Cartier watch W1556368 and a pair of Trinity cuff links to walk up the Red Carpet.

Not only Cartier Jewelry but also Cartier watch enjoys a high reputation all over the world. In 1888, Cartier tried combining the yellow gold bracelet with a mechanical watch. To 1904, Cartier designed a yellow gold wristwatch for the old friend, Santos, therefore, Cartier watch hit the watchmaking industry. The Rontonde de Cartier watch W1556368 mixes the features of Tank Cartier and Bleu De cartier: straight lugs and a round case. The steel case and the black alligator leather strap is a perfect match, revealing gentle charm and modern style. The double time-zone sub-dial and Day-night display stand out distinctive charm on the silver-plated guilloche dial. With Cal. 1904-FU MC, a self-winding mechanical movement, Reference W1556368 passes its charm to the whole world.

With the advent of 20th century, Louis Cartier, who has a rich cultural deposit and loves collecting, developed jewelry design daringly and explored new artistic styles. Cartier jewelry pieces which featured geometrical lines and abstract art was launched in 1904. Full of pioneering spirit and bold exploration, Cartier used the avant-garde modern style to announce the birth of Art déco. Meanwhile the watchmaking business played a more and more critical parts in all Cartier Projects. Louis Cartier launched wristwatches in the year, making the brand attract much attention in the watchmaking industry. In that time, the wristwatch appearance was mainly focused on round cases and dials, while Louis Cartier aimed to build a wristwatch with unique style. Finally, Tank Cartier watch was released in 1917, leaving an indelible mark in watchmaking history. Inspired by tanks, Tank Cartier watch featured straight lugs and a rectangle case. Most of Tank Cartier watches displays Roman numerals hour markers and the track scales as the iconic features. The rectangle case and straight lugs succeeded in obtaining a harmonious counterbalance, reflecting avant-garde style. The crown was decorated with a sapphire cabochon. With freedom spirit, graceful style and perfect proportion, Tank Cartier watch is popular with both men and women, revealing modern style.

To this day, Cartier Tank has a long history of hundred years. For people who respect freedom spirit in each era, Cartier Tank is the embodiment of good taste and elegance, connecting the past to the present. Three classics of Cartier Tank series guide a modern life style: Tank Américaine watch, Tank Française watch, Tank Louis Cartier watch. In honour of the 1921’s excellent work, Cartier combined with high-end watchmaking craftsmanship to create Tank Cintrée watch.

TANK Américaine watch
TANK Américaine watch reveals geometrical aesthetics perfectly, neat and soft, straight and curving, rounded and clean-cut. New TANK Américaine watch reflects the spirit of the original TANK watch with simple but modern style. Simple lines, high end steel and the precious alligator leather strap make the TANK Américaine watch be the focus around the wrists, showing a true modern style.

TANK Française watch
Born in 1996, TANK Française watch bore the modified features – improved lugs, Roman numerals, minute track scales, sword hands and a cabochon crown. The link bracelet and the cambered case blend into one harmonious whole. Perfect craftsmanship stands out soft lines. With practical functions and unique style, the watch in steel and diamonds brings out distinctive charm.

TANK Louis Cartier watch
TANK Louis Cartier watch made its debut in 1922. With straight lugs, rounded edges and the fusion of lugs and the case, TANK Louis Cartier used its iconic features to show the real spirit of a TANK watch. The eye catching look and distinctive style reveal pure and lasting charm. New TANK Louis Cartier in rose gold and white gold with diamonds is available. Both the two models are equipped with Cal. 8971 MC, a manual mechanical movement.

TANK Cintrée watch
Square case or rectangle case, Cartier chose the latter as the image of the first TANK watch. The cambered case is just suitable for wrists. Bold exploration in function and style laid the foundation of TANK Américaine watch in 1980. The models in rose gold and platinum are crafted with the cambered case and a skeleton movement-Cal. 9917 MC, a manual mechanical movement. Through simple design, the TANK Cintrée watch reveals classic features: blue steel hands, minute track scales and delicate gears. Indelible aesthetics and the outstanding movement help the watch be a classic masterpiece. New TANK Cintrée watch is limited of only 100 pieces.

At this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva, the new generation of Cartier Santos watch made it’s debut. Those who love and wear Cartier Santos watches pay attention to the differences between the new and the old models in case of wrong selections.

Bleu De Cartier, Tank and Santos deserve to be regarded as three flagship products of Cartier watch series. Bleu De Cartier is the Number one by sale, and Santos takes either the second place or the third. With leather straps and square bezels with eight screws, Cartier Santos 100 was launched in 2004 and it has a 14-year history so far. The new Santos inherits features of Cartier Santos watch. In a word, the new models are similar to Santos 100, but its every detail has changed.

As for the product upgrade, Cartier hot-selling series, including Santos, have one feature in common with Rolex. It’s that the appearance has unobvious variation however the manufacturers upgrade a classic wristwatch. For example, the appearance of a Rolex Submariner watch has few changes in more than 50 years. Therefore Rolex Submariner watch has been one of the most recognizable series across the world. Let’s go and see some variations in detail.

1. The Watch Case
The watch case of the old model, including lugs, looks longer then the new’s. The lugs of the new model have beautiful curves, while the old bears strong lines for lugs. The central square bezel extends toward the bracelet along with two screws at twelve/six O’clock.2.The Dial
The new Santos watch has more variations in appearance. First, the hands are upgraded from ordinary luminous hands to blue steel version. The new scales return back to the edition of the first Santos watch. Additional date aperture is another feature of the new generation.

2. Cal. 1847 MC
Many complain that Cartier watches with Swiss universal movements fail to match with the price, since Rolex, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre at a similar price are equipped with in-house movements. The new generation of Cartier Santos is equipped with Cal. 1847MC, a in-house self-winding mechanical movement which has 23 jewels and provides 42-hour power reserve. Cle De Cartier watch is equipped with Cal. 1847MC, too.

3. Bracelet
The new Santos watch has a quick switch between the steel bracelet and the leather strap without the help of any tools like Vacheron Constantin Overseas Collection. What’s more, smart links of the steel bracelet can be removed or assembled together by hand. I’m afraid that the design is the most practical function. The technology for smart links of the steel bracelet is worth popularizing in the watchmaking.

Available in large(39.8*47.5mm) and medium(35.1*41.9mm) size, the new Santos includes all-steel edition, yellow gold and steel edition, rose gold and yellow gold edition. It must be popular with the public in future.