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.