The art of being unique

The art of being unique

The Art of Being Unique

Cartier’s uniqueness lies in the overall effect of its savoir-faire and techniques and its ability to unite rare crafts, preserving them in a constant search for innovation.

 

 

 

Shaping the Coral

 

The Panthère Tropicale wristwatch is a highly technical enigma involving expert jewelers, gem-cutters and gem-setters, who work together to choose the coral and carve miniscule plaques, gadroon yellow gold and pave grain-set panther onto white gold.

 

 

 

SELECTING THE DIAMONDS

 

A Cartier diamond must meet the most demanding selection criteria, examined by Cartier’s expert “eye.” These masters possesses a unique talent and expertise to identify that little something extra from the most exceptional of gemstones. This is the Cartier difference.

 

 

 

The Cartier Métiers d’Art

 

Cartier makes an art form of pushing the boundaries, constantly creating unlikely matches, fresh perspectives and new horizons... With straw and gold marquetry, Cartier reveals a dazzling watch and celebrates the vitality of the Métiers d’art.

 

 

 

The Tutti Frutti style

 

The Tutti Frutti style is at the heart of Cartier’s repertoire. Its most recent expression is the Maharajah necklace, a High Jewelry creation which showcases an exceptional assembly of emeralds, sapphires and rubies, set in accordance with ancient Indian jewelry savoir-faire.   

 

 

 

Fur setting

 

For the panther, Cartier’s artisans use the technique of “fur” setting, a unique Cartier savoir-faire. One by one, the animal spots, in sapphire or onyx, are uniquely hand-carved. The jeweler surrounds them with grains of metal which he folds into tiny threads on the stone. The fur is amazingly lifelike, the material awakens and provokes emotion.  

 

 

 

The Révélation watch

 

Five years of constant exchanges in the workshops and two patent applications have presided over the birth of the Révélation watch. According to a technique inspired by the hourglass, the dial of the Révélation watch showcases a fleeting spectacle: depending on the movements of the wrist, 650 diamonds appear and reveal the jaw of a panther. Before disappearing again. A picture brought to life which combines advanced technology with traditional crafts.

 

 

 

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