The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève 2018 unveiled the latest luxury watch making innovations to the world, including magical revelations in the tradition of ‘hide and seek’ by Cartier.
For the SIHH 2018, Cartier’s watchmaking manifesto was to stay true to the luxury maison’s founding values: femininity and masculine elegance.Excess disciplined by refinement; refinement adorned with excess. This alternating dynamic was the creative concept of the Cartier stand, an experiential installation that combined visual effects with a minimalist backdrop.
The conceptual layout presented at The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018 served to illustrate the contrast at play. Twin display Cartiercabinets were classified into three themes: creativity, femininity and masculinity.
Révélation watch: technical innovation brings the Cartier Panthère to life.
The Ronde Louis Cartier watch features the head of a panther composed of gold beads, which appears and disappears at a flick of the wrist thanks to an exclusive multi-patented technique. The ever-changing panther is eclipsed and once again revealed, luminous against the black background of the case. A magical revelation in the tradition of ‘hide and seek’ by Cartier.
For 2018 the Panthère de Cartier watch adopts a generous range of feminine looks.
Panthère de Cartier bracelet, available in a double or triple loop, glints with lusty sensuality. Chain links in yellow gold, pink gold or white gold coil around the wrist. Its flowing forms are supple on the skin. This iconic watch is also available in variations paved with diamonds, in dazzling homage to the style of this 1980s classic.
Cartier Libre collection:feminine shaped watches with a twist.
Feminine watchmaking makes a statement with the Cartier Libre collection. The oval shape takes creative liberties in these exceptional timepieces issued in a limited edition numbered series. Twists on the Baignoire and Crash, these exclusive jewellery watches shake up the Cartier repertoire with extravagant design, precious materials and colour contrasts.
A modern-day Legend: The New Santos de Cartier Watch
The Santos de Cartier watch, created in 1904 for the aviator Santos-Dumont, is part of the stylistic heritage of the Maison. In keepingwith the spirit of its age, the watch has evolved with the passing decades, and the interchangeable straps in the latest version are the next logical chapter in its history.
The design of the bezel has been updated to favour the synergy between the lines of the case and the straps. These sleeker lines accentuate the stylistic dynamic of the watch. The watch is designed for a perfect fit on the wrist and has been precisely weighted, measured to optimise comfort and ergonomics.