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New Launch: The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Precious Icons Set

March 30th, 2021

With several unique contributions to Haute Horlogerie over the years, Cartier has cemented its position as an icon in the watchmaking industry. Most of the brand’s creations are spectacles, and the new 2021 collection is no exception.

Cartier introduced three new timepieces that intend to propel the aesthetic limits of skeletonisation. Interestingly, the brand designed these new watches based on Maison’s design traditions and the floating mystery dials.

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So the brand-new Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Precious ‘Icons Set’ consists of –

  • The Rotonde de Cartier Astromysterieux
  • The Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon
  • The Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon.

All these three new Cartier watches exhibit the complex tourbillon escapement via visual frontiers. Continue reading to explore more.

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The Rotonde de Cartier Precious ‘Icons Set’

Cartier’s relation with mystery timepieces began during the first years of the 20th century. The brand released the popular ‘mystery clocks’ where the hands appeared like floating the clock’s transparent body with no visible link to the movement.

In fact, the hands were affixed to two crystal discs equipped with zigzag metal edges. However, the movement activated these discs and that, in turn, the two hands.

Nonetheless, the three new Cartier models provide different elucidation of the watchmaking classic. Cartier produced each model in limited numbers of only five pieces.

Let’s kick off the unique trio of Rotonde De Cartier timepieces with the Astromysterieux.

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astromysterieux

The new Rotonde De Cartier Astromysterieux boasts a 43.5mm platinum case, an aquamarine cabochon-encrusted winding crown and a matching alligator strap. Moreover, the dial flaunts a tiny chemin-de-fer minute track and an outer ring with Roman numerals.

The Rotonde De Cartier Astromysterieux looks nearly phenomenal in its execution. Cartier introduced the mystery dial concept in 1912, taking inspiration from a vision given by Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin – the famous French horologists and illusionist.

Thanks to the sapphire disk linking the case to the movement, Cartier incorporates an orbital tourbillon assembly and the timeless mystery dial concept for the new Rotonde De Cartier Astromysterieux. Moreover, the Maison extended the tourbillon carriage to bear the watch’s entire gear train, including the balance wheel and mainspring barrel.

However, the dial’s inner part is left to the hand-wound Calibre 9462 MC movement with only 5.9mm thickness. It offers a 55hours power reserve and beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour. Cartier suspended the Calibre 9462 MC movement on a tourbillon carriage secured to a transparent rotatable sapphire disc.

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon

Cartier furnished the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon with a minimal platinum case of 45mm x 11.9mm, a narrow bezel and straight short lugs. However, the case sports Cartier’s signature cabochon beaded crown encrusted with green jade. On the other hand, the skeleton dial has a flying tourbillon with no upper bridges.

It makes one full rotation in 60 seconds and looks like floating freely in space, thanks to the sapphire disk based on the mystery dial style. Moreover, this illusion turns out more alluring when the tourbillon makes a second rotation.

The Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon watch houses the hand-wound Calibre 9565 MC movement. It offers 52hours of power reserve and beats at 21,600bph. What provides a cohesive look is a jade green alligator strap that matches the cabochon.

Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Astrotourbillon

The Astrotourbillon is the most prominent trilogy member, featuring a slightly bigger 47mm platinum case. However, the watch sports an aventurine cabochon beaded crown, a unique tourbillon and a dark blue alligator strap.

Well, the tourbillon positioning makes the Astrotourbillon different from its other two mates in the set. Here, Cartier placed the tourbillon on the movement’s top instead of incorporating it as the traditional one. Eventually, you will find the tourbillon beneath the watch’s hands.

Moreover, the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon comes with three visible bridges. Two bridges are formed by the oversized Roman numerals at 12-hour and 6 o’clock side. On the other hand, you can find the third bridge at the 3 o’clock position.

The hand-wound tourbillon Calibre 9641 MC movement powers the new Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon. The movement offers a power reserve of 48hours and beats at 21,600bph.

So Cartier has presented all three new watches in the Rotonde De Cartier precious Icons Set in a precious, beautifully decorated wooden box with blue, grey and green gradations, commemorating the wood marquetry art.

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Time to Choose the Best Luxury Christmas Gifts to treat your loved Ones

December 14th, 2020

The holiday season has rolled in, and the Christmas spirit is already whirling in the air. The tree might be up, you have written your cards, but you might be still in search of the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one.

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Why not make this Christmas extra special by giving an exclusive gift that will last your loved one for a lifetime? Rather than a gift that they are likely to forget in a year, a luxury watch or a piece of jewellery will be cherished and remembered for years to come.

A luxury watch, diamond and gold jewellery are excellent investments. And buying any of them as a gift for your loved one can indeed exhibit how much you adore him/her. So here are some of the best luxury gifts to treat your loved one extra special this Christmas.

From classic dress watches, robust diving watches to branded diamond bracelets, rings and earrings, there is something for every style, personality and budget at The Luxury Hut. Take a look!

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Rolex Submariner Hulk

It might be now the most coveted gift across the world. Receiving a Rolex Submariner Hulk could be simply a dream for your gift recipient. You must be aware that Rolex has discontinued the ‘Hulk’ in 2020. Eventually, its desirability has increased at a higher level.

The most famous Rolex timepieces have a few common things. They are inevitably stylish and sleek and are designed to last for generations. And the iconic Rolex Submariner is undoubtedly one of them.

The Submariner Hulk is precisely one of the most famous Rolex watches of all time, transcending boundaries.

  • The robust stainless steel case flaunts a vibrant green dial and is framed by a green bezel.
  • Such an exclusive combination appeals many and eventually, highly sought-after among watch collectors across the world.
  • And thanks to its luminescent dots and baton hour markers, you can read as well as operate the watch underwater efficiently.

While the Rolex Submariner Hulk has been discontinued, its desirability has increased more than ever. Thus, this watch would be undoubtedly a unique Christmas gift to express your unconditional love and care.

Cartier Love Bracelet

Ideally, it is a perfect Christmas gift for your girlfriend, wife, daughter or any other special woman in your life. Cartier Love bracelet is special because it symbolises eternal love and commitment.

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So consider this 18ct Rose Gold Cartier Love bracelet from the iconic Love collection for her this Christmas. The bracelet comes with four diamonds that magnify its sparkle and brilliance.

Cartier is globally recognised and revered for its unique creations that exhibit unparallel design, elegance and artistry. And the Love bracelet is among the most popular and coveted jewellery item in the world. They are timeless, subtle and elegant.

Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph

For decades, the Omega Speedmaster has been a symbol of luxury and outstanding craftsmanship. Omega has made several upgrades to this flagship collection over time in terms of specifications and design. This Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph is an exceptional luxury watch as it exhibits the brand’s pioneering spirit.

  • The watch case and bracelet is crafted of stainless steel.
  • Moreover, its stunning blue dial features chronograph sub-dials, a date display and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
  • The blue dial also serves as a splendid contrast for silver baton-style luminous indexes and hands.

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So is your gift recipient fond of elegance and perfection? If so, then this Omega Speedmaster Chronograph watch is an excellent gift option for you. Take a look now! More interestingly, this watch is available with a full set, including original box and papers at The Luxury Hut.

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Earrings

From diamond stud, hoops to danglers, there are plenty of earrings available at The Luxury Hut. However, the one we can suggest you to consider exclusively for this festive occasion is this Van Cleef & Arpels earring.

  • This pair of 18ct yellow gold earrings is from the famous Alhambra collection.
  • It flaunts a four-leaf clover motif and a mother-of-pearl inset.
  • However, it is complemented by a gold beaded edge.

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Van Cleef & Arpels are among the best jewellers in the world and their jewellery design, settings and materials are of top-notch quality and one-of-its-kind. And every piece is created with utmost care and precision. So this pair of 18ct yellow gold Alhambra earrings can be a lovely surprise for that special woman this Christmas.

And like the above ones, this gift would also be something that will accompany your gift recipient a lifetime, reminding them of the value they have in your life.

Zenith El Primero Grande Date Moonphase Chronometer

With a 45mm dimension, the Zenith El Primero Chronograph features an exquisite rose gold case, silver dial with contrasting gold baton hour markers and black alligator strap.

  • However, the dial flaunts sub-dials for operating the Moonphase and Counter functions.
  • Thus, it is an excellent watch to consider as gifting adventure-seekers, travellers or globetrotters.

This luxury watch brand has 150years old history in the watchmaking and known for many avant-garde creations. In fact, Zenith is popular and sought-after for its superior expertise in watchmaking. Thus, when it comes to choosing the best luxury watches, this Zenith El Primero Grand Moonphase Chronograph is a great choice.

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Well, these are some of the best luxury gifts that you can consider to present your loved ones this Christmas. However, there are also many other luxury watches and jewellery items of different style and budget available at The Luxury Hut.

Sometimes you may wish to give someone something really exclusive that will represent or strengthen your bond. And the best way to do that is by getting something expensive that they may not have received otherwise.

Thus, browse our extensive collection now and get the perfect luxury gift to make this Christmas unique and memorable for your special someone.

The Unique & Elegant Cartier Ronde Solo De Cartier

December 9th, 2020

The Cartier Ronde Solo de Cartier belongs to the classic watch category that offers its users a unique savour of both innovation and tradition. Released in 2009, Cartier is known to design this classic collection taking inspiration from the preceding Ronde Louis Cartier watches.

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A circular dial with blued sword-shaped hands and bigger Roman numerals, and a rail-track minute circle characterise the Ronde Solo de Cartier watches. However, they are available with interchangeable colourful straps and bracelet that increase the uniqueness and flexibility of their design.

Cartier offers the Ronde Solo de Cartier in different sizes, including quartz 29mm model, an automatic 36mm version and a 42mm model like the Reference W6701011 that we will be highlighting here. Continue reading to explore more.

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The Ronde Solo de Cartier – Design & Features

1. The Case

Cartier offers the Ronde Solo de Cartier in 18ct pink gold or stainless steel. With a stainless steel case of 42mm diameter and 8.53mm thickness, the watch sits pretty flat in the wrist.

  • Moreover, the watch features a little bit domed sapphire crystal that looks slightly thick.
  • Interestingly, while the Ronde Solo de Cartier does not have a bezel, it appears pretty thin.

2. The Dial

The Ronde Solo de Cartier flaunts an elegant silvered opaline dial. What boost the watch’s legibility and contrast is the oversized and prominent black Arabic numerals.

  • However, the dial features sword-shaped blued-steel hands and a central railroad ‘chemin de fer’ minute track with a military hour scale.
  • Added part of elegance is the silvered-coloured date disk at the date window at 3 o’clock side.
  • It increases the readability and merges nicely with the dial colour.

Moreover, the exciting fact is that the dial will look lighter or darker and the blued hands will turn light blue or almost black, based on the lighting conditions and glare amount on the sapphire crystal.

3. The Vintage Flare

Cartier fitted its signature blue synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel on the beaded crown of the Ronde Solo de Cartier. Interestingly, the wolf-fang shaped lugs offer a slight vintage flare to the timepiece.

4. The Bracelet

The Cartier Ronde Solo de Cartier is available in two bracelet choices – strap or a stainless steel bracelet. And you will also perhaps agree that the watch looks more contemporary and classic fitted with the steel bracelet.

  • Cartier furnished the bracelet with H-shaped mirror-polished links and satin-finished centre links.
  • However, it is reminiscent of the bracelet fitted to vintage Pasha de Cartier models.
  • The Ronde Solo de Cartier bracelet is exceptionally sturdy and sports a double-folding clasp. It offers a sleek and flawless look when strapped around the wrist.

Another significant fact to note is that the brand designed the bracelet offering many removable links. This means that you can adjust the watch easily and get a comfortable fit.

5. The Movement

The Cartier Ronde Solo de Cartier watch houses an in-house automatic Calibre 1847 MC movement. It offers a power reserve up to 42hours and 28,800vph frequency. However, the watch features a mirror-finished solid case-back and is water-resistant up to 30m.

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Cartier collaborates with Unique Personalities for the Launch of Its New Pasha Watch

August 6th, 2020

Cartier united with a community of noteworthy personalities to commemorate the debut of its new Pasha de Cartier watch in 2020. The brand adopted this new campaign having stellar and unique cast for underscoring the splendid characteristics of the iconic timepiece.

However, the campaign assembled five accomplished personalities who illustrate the meaning of success in their diverse and creative way. Thus, the new Pasha Ambassadors include:

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Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Rami Malek, Jackson Wang and Maisie Williams.

The Cartier Pasha watch is characterised by exceptional design and unique codes. The iconic timepiece has always been for those who have a broader vision and extraordinary, diverse notion of leading a successful life.

The International Marketing and Communications Director of Cartier International, Arnaud Carrez stated –

“Since its creation in the 1980s, the Pasha watch has embodied a certain idea of success directly linked to its extroverted design, power and graphic nonconformism. It is as edgy as ever and in tune with today’s new generation of creators.”

He further added –

“These new Pasha Ambassadors owe their success to their differences, creativity, connection, multidisciplinary talents and generosity.”

The Five New Pasha Ambassadors

The new Pasha de Cartier watch represents the significance of diversity that is further accented by stimulating journeys and notions of five successful talents.

Rami Malek

Actor Rami Malek is drawn to powerful, captivating and transformative roles that typically do not keep to the conventional standards of Hollywood. He seeks out roles that can contribute to the progress of the film industry.

The Cartier Pasha watch embodies diversity, creativity and broad mind and Rami Malek is now one of the new ambassadors.

He was born in Los Angeles in 1981. His exceptional work in “Mr. Robot” as the lead character has gathered attention in the industry. Malek also received an Emmy Award for his role.

However, he will turn up as the villain in “No Time to Die” – the highly predictable 25th James Bond movie.

Troye Sivan

The versatile actor, singer, director and model Troye Sivan believes in keeping definite conception and ambition in life.

His bold way to express his personality without compromising anything naturally made him an ambassador of the new Pasha watch. At the age of 14, Troye Sivan started to post his songs online.

Interestingly, his songs that are closely linked to what he believes and what he wants to assert has earned over 6 million subscribers within a few years on YouTube.

Moreover, the diverse attitude of Troye Sivan has cumulated over 6.7 billion combined world streams to date.

Maisie Williams

The English actress Maisie Williams bears a collaborative approach and follows unique, creative and new paths of life. This rewarding attitude has made her one of the new ambassadors of the new Pasha watch.

Her role in the “Games of Thrones” as Arya Stark has earned him fame all across the world. She also acquired two Emmy Award nominations for it.

However, Maisie Williams is also a dedicated entrepreneur. She is the owner of many start-up institutions that aim at connecting different creative individuals from the world of fashion, music, art, TV and cinema for commencing collaborative projects.

Willow Smith

The activist and singer Willow Smith loves to use several creative mediums for manifesting herself and also, serving her achievements. This open mind view of Smith resonates with the diverse and progressive notion of the Pasha de Cartier community. And thus, she is one of the ambassadors.

Willow Smith has her personal SoundCloud to post her solo and duet songs. Moreover, she also hosts a talk show known as “Red Table Talk” that cultures with all kinds of social issues at the time bearing a trans-generational outlook.

Jackson Wang

The Chinese singer, rapper and dancer Jackson Wang is an inspirational personality for today’s generation. He encourages young people to trust themselves, to be what they are from the heart and write their own history.

His diverse way to connect to others and to take a broader view of the world associates him straight to the Pasha community.

However, Cartier will be introducing the new Pasha de Cartier watch in 41mm and 35mm case sizes with gold and steel metal choices. The new Pasha will also be available in skeleton movement and diamond-set versions.

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Cartier Tank Francaise vs Panthere Watch: Comparison

June 26th, 2020

Cartier has produced many exquisite luxury watches for women over the years, treasured and coveted for their unique design and grandeur.

However, among the many famous Cartier watches for women, the Tank Francaise and the Panthere are two of the most famous models.

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It should not come as a surprise as both the watches from Cartier flaunt classic design, clean lines and timeless grace.

Thus, let’s today explore the similarities as well as dissimilarities between the two iconic watches – the Cartier Tank Francaise and the Cartier Panthere.

Cartier Tank Francaise vs the Panthere: A Brief History

Introduced in 1917, the Cartier Tank is one of the oldest collections of the brand. The watch was designed taking inspiration from a military tank silhouette.

However, while this rectangular Cartier model was an instant hit, the brand offered several versions of it over the past century.

Some of the iterations are namely the staunch icon Tank Americaine, the Tank Anglaise, and Tank Cintree.

  • Nonetheless, when Cartier unleashed the Tank Francaise in 1996, the watch appealed to a wider audience.
  • The Cartier Tank Francaise featured a curved case and chain-link metal bracelet, offering a more modern and sportier look.

It has been over two decades, but the Tank Francaise is yet a mainstay timepiece for ladies in the brand’s catalogue.
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Cartier launched the Panthere watch model in 1983. The watch sported a sleek square case, the signature Cartier dial and a pliant link bracelet.

While it oozed out all splendour that designated the ‘80s, the Cartier Panthere became the most coveted timepiece of the decade.

However, the brand stopped the Panthere watch production in the mid of 2000s. But Cartier revamped the model and unveiled it a few years back for new collectors.

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Similarities & Dissimilarities: Design

The Cartier Tank Francaise and the Panthere share many similar features. For instance:

  • The dial of both the watches has blue sword-shaped hands and Roman numerals.
  • Cartier also offered the timepieces with a blue cabochon on the winding crown.
  • Moreover, the Tank Francaise and the Panthere also feature metal link bracelet and no-round cases.

However, both models come with two unique styles. While the Tank Francaise is sportier, the Panthere is dressier.

Cartier fitted the Tank Francaise with a sleek three-link configuration. On the contrary, the Panthere watch comes with a more ornate five-link bracelet.

Moreover, the Cartier Panthere features a curved square bezel, exposed screws, curvier lugs and shoulders encircling the winding crown.

But Cartier offered the Tank Francaise with thick borders on the left side of the case. And the right side of the dial bulges out to function as lugs that hold the bracelet in its position.

Moreover, the Cartier Tank Francaise comes with no crown guards.

Similarities & Dissimilarities: Features

Cartier offers the Tank Francaise as well as Panthere watch in different metal options – 18ct gold, steel and gold bi-metal and stainless steel.

  • Additionally, both the watches come in a variety of case sizes to fit in different wrists.
  • However, among all types of dial options available for both models, the most common colour is silver.

Interestingly, Cartier offered the new Panthere collection with a few unique style choices like a wide bangle cuff or a double wrap bracelet.

Nonetheless, both the Cartier Tank Francaise and the Panthere watch exude classic aesthetics that make them incredibly appealing and desirable in the market.

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5 Popular Cartier Watch Collections

April 24th, 2020

Cartier is one of the most popular watchmakers of all time, continuing its legacy of producing sought-after watches.

All Cartier watches represent simplicity, sophistication, and luxurious finishes. Indeed, they make milestone assets and cherished heirloom.

Let’s today take a look at five famous Cartier watch collections that are cherished and sought-after among collectors across the world.

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1. Cartier Santos

Cartier introduced the Santos collection in 1904, and the brand’s history successfully started with it.

The Cartier Santos is available in many variations. However, the integral design elements that each Santos watch feature include –

  • The square case and square bezel that is bejewelled with exposed screws.
  • And a simple dial with no guilloche carving.

However, its larger references flaunt a date window.

The manufacturer released the contemporary Santos in 1978. These watches featured exposed screws and metal bracelet.

In the 2000s, Cartier introduced the Santos 100 models. They sported a more modern design with minimised screw-heads.

However, this year the Cartier Santos collection made a comeback, flaunting the entire 1980s look.

2. Cartier Ballon Bleu

Launched in the middle of 2000s, the Cartier Ballon Bleu is the iconic collection that bears an incredible unisex appeal.

Although it does not come with an intriguing history like the Tank, the instantly recognisable design of the Ballon Bleu makes it highly accessible.

  • The name “Ballon Blue” refers to its precise round case.
  • However, a blue sapphire Cabochon crown accents the case.
  • The round case is also surrounded by a loop.

Moreover, the Cartier Ballon Bleu watches typically feature a polished, guilloche carved dial.

The dial, in turn, flaunts Roman numerals along with precisely designed proportions.

3. Cartier Tank Francaise

Louis Cartier took inspiration from the military tanks used during World War I and designed the timeless Cartier Tank with the Art Deco design.

Ever since it was introduced, the Cartier Tank became the ultimate dress timepiece of celebrities, leaders, and loyalties.

  • Launched in 1966, the Cartier Tank Francaise is merely a sportier edition of the Tank.
  • The Tank Francaise comes with a chain-link bracelet that appears similar to the caterpillar tracks of the tanks of World War II.

However, Cartier today offers the Tank Francaise in stainless steel, gold, bi-tone gold and steel. The watches also come with leather strap options.

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4. Cartier Tank Anglaise

The Cartier Tank Anglaise is an upgraded edition of the classic Tank collection.

The significant difference lies in their thickness, crown design, and curvilinear case.

  • The Tank Anglaise flaunts a unique design that is far away from the Art Deco design of the classic Tank.
  • However, the curved case design of this upgraded Tank watches is more ergonomic and slushy.

Cartier launched the Tank Anglaise collection in 2012 that has today become sought-after for its playful and modern design.

5. Cartier Calibre

Initially known for its jewellery, Cartier gradually became a serious watchmaker.

And it is believed that the brand earned its legitimacy in the sports watch field after the introduction of the Calibre collection.

  • The Cartier Calibre watches flaunt a striking design that made it well-recognised and successful.
  • Moreover, they are also acclaimed for the brand’s patented mechanical movement that powers them.

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Cartier: The Origin of A Renowned Jewellery Brand

February 19th, 2020

Founded in 1847, Cartier is a globally recognised luxury jewellery brand. This brand makes outstanding and iconic pieces that retain their value.

However, the jewellery and watches not only retain their value but also some Cartier items appreciate.

So, how Cartier earned an association with class and splendour?

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To understand it, let’s delve into the history and the founders of this classic and innovative jewellery and watch-maker. We will also be exploring some of the Cartier’s signature collections.

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The Beginning

The expert jeweller Louis Francois Cartier established the company in 1847. Gradually, it gained a reputation for producing extravagance.

However, the son of Louis Cartier, Alfred acquired the company in 1947. Later, he expanded it into futuristic forms of watch manufacturing.

But the brand that we know today is built by his three sons – Jacques, Pierre, and Louis. The fact is that:

While they wished to make Cartier a global name, the three gentlemen opened locations quickly in New York, St. Petersburg, and also London.

  • Louis Cartier controlled the brand’s Paris house.
  • The company shifted to the Rue de la Paix in Paris under his leadership where one of their archival Maisons yet stands.
  • More significantly, it was Louis who designed the iconic Santos watch, balancing function and form.

On the other hand, Pierre opened the Maisons in London and New York.

  • He attained good customer base from industrialists, Broadway stars, and financiers that later extended to Hollywood.
  • However, while Pierre settled in New York, Jacques took over the control of the London location.

Thus, the three brothers extended together from manufacturing timepieces to fine jewellery. The jewellery items include bracelets, rings, necklaces, and gemstones.

Moreover, Cartier is referred to as “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers”. The brand secured this royal warrant after it designed 27 tiaras for King Edward’s coronation.

Paving the way for Cartier’s iconic watches

Cartier made many innovative watch designs that included pocket watches and clocks embellished with pearl, onyx and other gems.

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Interestingly, a new trend of wearing short sleeves apparel among women appeared in the 20th century.

While women showed off their bare wrists across Paris, Louis Cartier could foresee the future of the wristwatch.

  • Cartier created the legendary Santos watch in 1904 for helping the aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.
  • The Brazilian aviator wanted to track time while flying to help in calculating the speed and breaking records.
  • Ever since the Santos model was made, Cartier released it in several unique styles for both genders.

Another classic collection introduced in 1912 is the Cartier Tortue. The watch is named “Tortue” because of its tortoise-inspired shape.

However, with its unique and unconventional design at the time, the model achieved immense popularity across gender and age.

After World War I, wristwatches became fashionable as well as practical. While the lines of a military tank inspired Louis Cartier, the brand offered the Cartier Tank with strap.

Two Classic Cartier Jewellery Collections

Cartier Love Collection

It was in the 1970s that the Love bracelet made its way to the market. Since then, the Cartier Love bracelet has become the most successful and iconic Cartier collections.

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The bracelet is screwed together using a tiny screwdriver that symbolises everlasting love.

However, the Love collection today also include rings, necklaces, and earrings.

Cartier Trinity Collection

In 1924, Louis Cartier built the Trinity collection that flaunted white, pink, and yellow gold interlacing bands.

  • The bands represented the different stages of any relationship.
  • For example, the yellow gold symbolises fidelity; whereas rose gold represents love and white gold symbolises friendship.
  • However, every band is interknitted yet movable.

Indeed, the classic yet contemporary design of the Trinity collection gained sustained popularity and success since its debut.

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New Watch Predictions 2020 From Four Popular Brands

February 14th, 2020

Like every year, people across the world are expecting the launch of new watches from industrial heavyweights like Rolex, Patek Philippe, and many others.

Moreover, the famous 102years old watch fair, Baselworld 2020 is about three months from now. The watch fair paves the way for watch industry icons to showcase their new products, and increase customer bases.

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In fact, watch aficionados have already begun to make Baselworld 2020 Rolex predictions.

Nonetheless, let’s today explore some new watch releases that luxury watch lovers might be expecting from four popular brands, including Rolex, and Patek Philippe.

Rolex Predictions 2020

Undoubtedly, the iconic Geneva-based Swiss manufacturer has offered many enchanting and adorable things that aren’t in production now.

However, we don’t expect to see many such things like “Gilt dials” coming back any time soon. But Rolex aficionados may love to see few things again.

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First and foremost, a revamped Rolex Milgauss.

  • The current Milgauss model is indeed robust and highly appealing.
  • However, the model doesn’t feature many elements of its classic reference, Milgauss 1019.
  • Thus, Rolex lovers would ideally love to see a few components that made the Milgauss 1019 a legend.

Moreover, it would also be exciting to see some more exclusive Day-Date collection.

Interestingly, top Rolex rumours 2020 also include that Rolex Submariner may be equipped with a new movement. Let’s see!

Patek Philippe Predictions 2020

Watch lovers ideally yearn for another Patek Philippe Calatrava featuring a Breguet dial like the reference 5196P.

  • However, the simple desire is to see the new Calatrava in rose gold with a rose dial, or yellow gold with a yellow dial.
  • A platinum version may seem a little bit unnecessary.

However, it may be enthralling to see something a bit more accessible that encourages some classic design accent. What do you think?

Cartier Predictions 2020

So what would you expect from the iconic French jewellery company, Cartier?

Ideally, people may aspire to see something new from the upgraded Cintree collection.

  • Maybe, a few smaller size options that could bring back the brand’s history of having a size for all wrists.

However, for the revamped Santos Dumont collection, the dials may need a little bit of moderation (indeed, opinions may vary).

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  • According to some watch aficionados, the dial doesn’t seem to match the sharp contrasting elegance of the vintage references.

However, the pure expectation from Cartier is an all-new sturdy design that could call up the aspects that makes the brand one of the world’s best designers.

Vacheron Constantin Predictions 2020

The fourth famous brand in our watch prediction 2020 list is Vacheron Constantin.

The Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Île is undoubtedly one of the fascinating watches the brand has put forward.

  • The watch comes with an entirely new case.
  • Moreover, the dial flaunts the date mechanism flawlessly.
  • But the only thing that the watch is short of is its size.

The Quai de l’Île has a case size of 41mm. Of course, it isn’t oversized according to the current trend.

However, the case’s shape, along with its thickness makes the watch appear too prominent.

Thus, the aspiration is merely a thinner, smaller case that is sizeable to wear and suits that style perfectly.

7 Little-Known Facts About Cartier Watches

January 30th, 2020

Cartier watches represent luxury, elegance, simplicity, and class as a whole. The timepieces made by the brand are some of the unique pieces with classic aesthetics and historical features.

While they bear exclusive features and luxurious look, Cartier watches are adored and coveted among collectors as well as potential buyers on the second hand market.

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Here are some fascinating and more significantly, little-known facts about Cartier watches that delineate their enduring popularity.

Also explore how Cartier became a serious watchmaker.

Have a look!

1. A Cartier watch undergoes a complex manufacturing process

Cartier watches are noteworthy for their top-notch construction.

During the process of manufacturing, watchmakers utilise different 3D models for ensuring the durability and functionality of the watches.

However, designers also use wax models and 3D printers for making a perfect structure and design of each Cartier model.

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2. Cartier created the first purpose-built wristwatch

Initially, timepieces typically served as jewellery pieces or pocket-accessories.

Interestingly, Cartier is known to have produced the first wristwatch. The brand designed the wristwatch exclusively for the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.

  • However, Santos-Dumont was not only a well-known aviator but also a long-time friend of Cartier himself.
  • It is alleged that Dumont asked Cartier for a watch that could be used while flying.

However, since the introduction of the first wristwatch by Cartier, many classic and functional wristwatches have been produced that are valuable to date.

3. Cartier watches are fitted with a unique curved glass

Many Cartier models are exclusively equipped with a designed curved glass.

When the watchmaker crafts this glass, they use many handmade minerals, including Sapphire crystal.

These minerals contribute to the curved shape along with the alluring appearance of the watch.

4. Cartier watches are carefully assembled and hand-polished

The brand assures that its timepieces undergo a stringent and precise assembly process.

Each watch is constructed, painted, and undergoes several CNC machine processes. Then, every model is meticulously polished by the experts. Then, the experts polish every model meticulously.

Moreover, all Cartier watches are carefully inspected. The process involves checking the watch’s links many times to ensure every surface is polished.

5. Cartier watches are suitable for all genders

The design, build, and aesthetics of Cartier watches make them ideal for both men and women.

This means that these timepieces feature feminine as well as masculine components, making them suited for all genders.

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6. Cartier makes the best jewellery wristwatches

Cartier has designed and developed some of the best jewellery timepieces. Two such examples are:

  • The Panther jewel that was introduced in 1914.
  • Another watch named the “Secret Watch” that was designed with phoenix jewels.
  • However, the “Secret Watch” is known to flaunt over 3000 diamonds.

This clearly shows how much importance Cartier gives to jewellery input in its classic and contemporary watches.

7. Cartier is a valuable watch brand

Cartier is one of the most valuable brands in the world for its high-end luxury watches. It’s no surprise that people consider Cartier watches as a worthy investment.

While Cartier watches come with the historical origin and unique design, they have excellent value and eventually, coveted among watch buyers in the pre-owned market.

Thus, if you are looking to sell Cartier watches for the best price, get in touch with the trusted watch buyers like at The Luxury Hut.

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