Parisian elegance meets Swiss craftmanship in Cartier’s Precious Icons collection. Explore a journey through Cartier’s most distinguished watch designs which are finished with rare and exquisite embellishments. Discover the collection at Laings Edinburgh until 2 August, in the decadent new Cartier space.

Santos Dumont

Cartier’s Santos Dumont was first created in 1904 for famed Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos, who wished to tell the time while flying. The model’s style and elegance lives on, remaining one of Cartier’s most renowned designs today. The Precious Icons collection Santos Dumonts are finished in 18k rose gold and boast timeless alligator straps.


An evolution of the Santos Dumont, the Cartier Santos holds the same streamlined characteristics as its predecessor but with a thicker case. Like the Santos Dumont, this model is also finished in 18k rose gold, but features an astounding 206 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Cartier Precious Icons Santos

Tank Française

The Tank – a watch that transcended its category to become a cultural phenomenon, seen on A-listers and royals from Andy Warhol to Princess Diana. This Tank Française is beautifully crafted in 18k rose gold with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds, which adds an air of femininity to a watch that was originated from a robust military inspiration.


The Precious Icons collection features two models of Cartier’s legendary Panthère. The Panthère was introduced in 1983, but ceased production in the early 2000s. In 2017, Cartier reintroduced the collection to the enthusiasm of legacy Cartier fans who have long admired the design for its bridge between Cartier’s jewellery and watchmaking excellence.


Exuding jewellery opulence, the cuff design of this Panthère is a statement designed to capture attention. The model is crafted in 18k yellow gold and featured a silvered dial with Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands and sapphire glass.


With a wrap-around wrist bracelet, this Panthère is finished in 18k rose gold and is set with 36 brilliant-cut diamonds. A truly one-of-a-kind design this model embodies the spirit of Cartier for a fusion of jewellery and watch-making that is equally unique as timeless.


The only Cartier watch to feature Arabic numerals, it is natural that the Pasha feels somewhat distant from its relatives. With a roster of ambassadors from some of the world’s most contemporary actors and musicians including Troye Sivan, Willow Smith and Remi Malek, Cartier explores modernity with this model.

Ballon Bleu

In a newer design for Cartier, created only in 2007, the Ballon Bleu is encased in domed crystal and features a classic round shape. The signature finishing details of this collection are paired with a pave set diamond bezel for a captivating yet classic exhibition of artistry.

We look forward to welcoming you into our new Cartier space and showcasing the beautiful Precious Icons Collection. Please visit us at 72 George Street for an immersive exhibition of Parisian excellence.

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