cartier OB’s latest work Cartier time hourglass is about to arrive RVLATION D’UNE PANTHRE watch diameter 37mm with the hourglass as inspiration innovation interpretation of the fable, classic symbol-cheetah like magic, like magic in front of the formation. To create a veritable product. Cartier plays with the time, time is given the shape and outline of the concrete, the time looms. Gently turning the wrist, the small gold beads on the dial then rolled along the carefully designed track, gradually sketching out a delicate pattern. A65
cartier has caused a sensation with this new model, based on the idea of the hourglass, and with a thousand golden balls on either side of the dial that flow down to form the stylised head of the brand’s favourite animal, the panther
When you think about watches of exceptional quality, Cartier is one of the first names that usually comes to mind. It makes perfect sense that this is the case, as the watchmaker has been designing and marketing watches of exquisite quality for decades. As a matter of fact, they have pioneered many of the most innovative techniques in watchmaking and they have resurrected other techniques that virtually no other watchmaker on the face of the earth still utilizes. As a result, a Cartier watch is much more than just a watch. It is also a statement about class, good taste and a demand for the best. In addition, you know that you are going to have a watch that will still be working just as well years from now as it did the first time you took it out of the box. That isn’t something that you can say about most products these days, regardless of what you might be talking about. It’s good to know that there are still some companies out there that care about quality, not to mention breathtaking design. Cartier can easily find itself at the top of the list when talking about such companies.
A perfect example of their ability to match workmanship that is literally second none with designs that you might consider a work of art is the new Révélation d’une Panthère. Remember, this is a watch of exceptional quality and nothing has been left to chance. Every single detail is handled with great care. The end result is a watch that stands out, to say the least. When you first see it, it almost immediately becomes something that you can’t get out of your mind. The more you look at it, the more you realize that this is a very unique concept and it isn’t something that has been done before. In fact, Cartier has managed to do what very few watchmakers can do, and that is create something completely new when it comes to watches.
Rest assured, you still get the same Cartier quality that you get with all of their watches, and the watch still has that same look of quality that you can see from across the room. In this particular case, the watch features a leather band made from alligator hide. The band comes in three different colors and is coupled with a gold case encircled with diamonds, emeralds or rubies to complement the color of the leather band. Moreover, the watch features deep, rich colors that form the back of the dial. You have two different colors to choose from in that area as well, as you can get the watch in a deep emerald green or a ruby red color to form the backdrop of the dial. In addition, the color changes slightly from top to bottom as the green or red color transforms into more of a black color, giving the dial something of an ombre look to it. It is all capped off by a silver set of hands that denote the minutes and seconds as time ticks by.
The thing that really makes this watch a true piece of artwork in its own right involves the disappearing gold beads that suddenly come to the surface in order to form the face of a panther when you turn your wrist over. As previously mentioned, this is something that hasn’t been done in the past, at least not to this extent. It really does turn the watch into a piece of art you can wear on your wrist. You have enough time to look at the face of the panther and as you take it all in, the beads disappear. All that is required on your part is a slight movement of your wrist. As the beads disappear, they become completely invisible.
No one has really figured out exactly how Cartier has achieved this, and they’re certainly not anxious to tell their secrets. It’s understandable that they would like to keep this to themselves because they undoubtedly have a desire to prevent other watchmakers from attempting something similar.
The design of the panther on the face of the dial basically equals the quality of the watch when it comes to creativity. Whoever thought of this idea is surely a genius when it comes to watch design. When that type of creativity is coupled with the high quality and workmanship that Cartier offers, you can bet that particular watch is going to become a top seller, not to mention something that will be around for decades to come.
The first time a panther appeared in the Cartier collections was in 1914. Since then, the feline has become the symbol of the Parisian brand and its creative, velvet paw can be found practically everywhere, with jewellery and watchmaking being particularly favourite hunting grounds. So, it is no surprise to see it at the SIHH among the new models introduced by Cartier, particularly on a much talked about piece: Révélation d’une Panthère.
While at first sight this model – a pink gold Ronde Louis Cartier watch – seems to have no special features, the magic occurs when you move its black lacquer dial towards you, by gently turning your wrist. A thousand little golden balls “fall” from the upper part of the dial like a shower of jewels and run from all directions towards the lower part of the dial. In the process, the tiny spheres gather together to form the stylised head of the famous panther, while unveiling the hour and minute display in the background. While they are “falling”, two curved Breguet “moon” tip hands made of pink gold appear on the dial.
This ephemeral picture arising from a modern reinterpretation of the hourglass is the result of a technique imagined, designed and patented by Cartier.
The 37mm-wide case is topped with a bezel set with 45 diamonds and containing a pearled crown, also set with a diamond. It houses the calibre 430 MC, a manual winding movement driving the hour and minute hands.
Révélation d’une Panthère also exists in a green or red version, in two limited editions of 100 pieces each.
Distort time. Disrupt it. Give it a form, trace its outline, and make it appear and disappear at leisure. At a flick of the wrist, tiny gold beads map a meticulous trajectory across the surface of the dial, gradually revealing a powerful presence. The magnificent head of a panther emerges, her golden outline illuminating the dial, her stark, stylised motif arresting the gaze. An ephemeral work of art for art’s sake, this timepiece offers the rare spectacle of light, luminous hours which promise their return. Available in three versions with a choice of a black, green or red dial, the watch features a pink gold case, a bezel paved with diamonds, and a winding crown set with a diamond, an emerald or a ruby.