Cartier’s watchmaking history is defined by ingenuity and innovation. Its fame is inextricably linked to the excellence tradition to which it is an heir. Cartier was a leading light in use of the platinum in jewelry and a forerunner in the field of watchmaking. Cartier is synonymous with quality, prestige, and history, and it has served as the crown jeweler to 19 royal houses.
Signature lines kept Cartier’s traditions alive in the late 1990s. Its Panther motif, which is frequently found in necklaces, bracelets, and watches, brings together the most luxurious metals, precious stones, and artistic creations in some of the world’s rarest pieces of jewelry. The iconic Panter design was an homage to Jeanne Toussaint and her impact on the company. Here’s a list of fascinating Cartier watches.
Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon Watch
The Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon is a fascinating Cartier watch. The spectacular tourbillon movement, certified with the Geneva Seal, is at the heart of this timepiece. It is a Caliber 9458MC hand-winding mechanism manufactured in-house, with 167 components, 19 jewels, a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, and a solid power reserve of 50 hours. With a diameter of 46.2mm, the case of the Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon timepiece is robust and bold. It is made of grey gold and has polished surfaces as well as a beaded crown set with a cabochon sapphire.
The open dial’s exceptional shape resembles an arena surrounded by sculpted Roman numerals, emphasizing the superb mechanism at the wavy central pattern. The central hour and minute hands are blue, and they display the time on a golden ring with minute indices. Both sides of the case are encrusted with sapphire crystals. This watch is available in a black semi-matt alligator skin with an 18 karat grey gold double adjustable deployment buckle.
Cartier Calibre Chronograph Watch
The Calibre de Cartier watch has an in-house chronograph mechanism as well as the Calibre de Cartier Collection design code. The watch’s backside reveals the new in-house mechanism, which is based on a Calibre 1904 MC. A Calibre 1904-CH self-winding chronograph movement is visible through a sapphire crystal glass. This mechanism, which is decorated with côtes de Genève finishes, is made up of 269 parts, including a column wheel.
The 42mm case diameter appears to be the ideal size for Cartier’s sport watch collection. You can choose between an ultra-sporty model with a steel case and matching bracelet and a more elegant model with a leather strap. The Cartier Calibre Chronograph has a solid water resistance of up to 100 meters (330 feet).
Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Watch
The Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Watch comes in two styles. The first, with the reference number W1556217, is made of polished pink gold, while the second (Ref. W1556218) is made of polished white gold. Both versions have round cases with a 40.5mm diameter in the middle. They come with black alligator straps and gold clasps. The sapphire crystal case-back exposes a fabulous Caliber 9422 MC self-winding movement with a perpetual calendar. This mechanism vibrates at a rate of 28’800 beats per hour and has a power reserve of 52 hours. The silver dial is adorned with guilloche and features blue sword-shaped central hour and minute hands as well as black, oversized Roman numerals.
A special blue hammer-shaped hand shows the date at the circular scale, which is located inside the dial’s outer rim. The 6 o’clock position is occupied by a retrograde weekday indicator, while the 12 o’clock position is occupied by a disk displaying a month and a leap year. This intriguing timepiece has a robust 45 mm case and a mechanism that allows all functions to be adjusted via the crown. The Caliber 9908 MC self-winding movement developed entirely in-house provides maximum chronometric reliability and efficiency. The France watchmaker guaranteed quick adjustments of different displays of the annual calendar through a cascade control process controlled by the winding crown by incorporating an annual calendar mechanism directly into a plate of a 1904 MC Calibre.
Cartier Santos Dumont Red Gold Watch
The Santos-Dumont Skeleton Red Gold watch is another Cartier model that combines innovative design with high-quality materials. The skeletonized version of the Santos-Dumont watch is available in pink gold for the first time. The sturdy case measures 47.4 x 38.7mm and is only 9.4mm thick. The esteemed watchmaker created beautiful skeletonized bridges in the shape of Roman numerals by combining polished and brushed surfaces, behind which one can see the gears of a mechanism.
The flawless execution of the skeletonized Cartier 9614 MC hand-winding movement is also visible through the case back. A sapphire crystal glass protects both sides of the case. The Cartier Collection is distinguished by a white gold crown with a blue sapphire cabochon on top and blued central hour and minute hands. The Santos-Dumont Skeleton Red Gold watch is available with a brown alligator strap and a rose gold folding clasp.
Cartier has released several limited-edition specialty items over the years. Cartier introduces a wide range of objects that reflect current ideas and trends, as well as the desires of its affluent clientele. A Cartier watch has a high value.