Bringing the latest unexpected encounters between shapes and ideas nurtured by the Maison right to our homes is the “Cartier Watchmaking Encounters.” The brand has always encouraged the unexpected by combining shapes and ideas that were never intended to meet. This is Cartier’s unique style from which all forms of creation begin. Expect the unexpected with Cartier.

 

THE MAILLON DE CARTIER

The Maillon De Cartier watch is first and foremost a statement of style. The chain-link bracelet remains a composed centrepiece, one that plays on classic codes, whilst reinventing today’s attitudes.

The timepiece is firstly a jewel designed by the Cartier watchmaking studios. A precious watch that resides in the creative watchmaking repertoire of the Maison. A bracelet whose chain-links are offset and aligned on the bias by Cartier. Well-rounded and opulent, they move in time with the ultra-feminine elegance of the Maillon de Cartier watch.

The lines in the torsion emphasise the perspective within which the watch dial lends. This interpretation allows the case and links to entwine themselves in one graphic motion. Rectangular links, a hexagonal dial, bevelled brancards: the design of the Maillon de Cartier watch incites Cartier’s rhythmic geometry. An ambition to structure the watch, from the form of its links to its faceted case, emphasises the spirit of the watch. Its volume is tangible, angular and dense.

The Maillon de Cartier collection is comprised of pieces in yellow gold, rose gold and white gold, with or without diamonds. It is completed by exceptional pieces issued in a limited-edition numbered series.

 

 

The Santos-Dumont XL

 

 

The Santos-Dumont XL watch reveals a completely reworked design and proportions. Its history, the purity of its lines and the beauty of its mechanical movement with manual winding make it a watch for connoisseurs.

With a contoured case, taut lines and unadorned elegance, the iconic design of the Santos-Dumont watch is enhanced in an extra-large size. In contrast to previous models, this one comes with a change of scale measuring 46.6mm x 33.9mm with a thickness of 7.5mm. On the wrist the dial is wide, generous and taut – retaining a true focus on style and essential elements. The finesse of the case and the level of sophistication remain the same – from the sword shaped hands to the beaded winding crown, from the sunray satin-finished dial to the case back engraved with the initials S=D, the signature of Alberto Santos-Dumont.

In a play of tension between function and form, inside and out, Cartier watchmakers chose the 430 MC mechanical movement with manual winding, appreciated for its finesse and the nobility of the gesture it requires.

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