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Pre-SIHH 2019: Cartier Privé Collection. Two New Watches in Platinum or Pink Gold.

Pre-SIHH 2019 —which is less than two months away—, Cartier has just unveiled a brand new collection with a tonneau-shaped watch. With its shape both strong and pure, the dial is on the cusp between a rectangle and an oval just as the case curves slightly, tendering one of the first significant modifications aimed at fitting it better to the wrist. This year, Cartier celebrates this legendary watch shape with a redesigned hours and minutes model and a skeleton dual time zone model, taking watch aesthetics to another level.

Insider: Cartier Tank Cintrée Platinum. The Resurrection of a Classic in a 100-Piece Limited Edition.

Originally launched in 1921 as one of the many iterations of the Cartier Tank, the new Tank Cintrée in platinum was released this year taking a prominent position within the SIHH 2018 new releases from Cartier. With its elegant curvature, elongated rectangular case with the unmistakable DNA of the iconic Tank watch, the Tank Cintrée is a watch whose curved design hugs the wrist. While the Tank Cintrée is a forerunner to the Tank Américaine, this is a watch that kind of fell throught the cracks until it was revived by Cartier at the end of 2017 with the release of two fully skeletonized models to celebrate the 100 years of the Tank.

Insider: Santos de Cartier Skeleton Pink Gold. Hands-on with the Most Beautiful Santos Ever Made.

After receiving a small face lift earlier this year, one of the most iconic and popular Cartier watches from the 80s just got even better. Named after Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont whom Cartier made a watch for, the Santos de Cartier features a square case with curved edges and exposed screws that are unmistakable design cues of this legendary watch. Opposed to its siblings that are not skeletonized, the Santos de Cartier Skeleton is only available in the large size with a case measuring almost 40 mm wide —39.8 mm x 47.5 mm actual size.

Insider: Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat in Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow Gold. Hands-on with One of the Most Elegant Timepieces in the Market at the Moment.

One of the most elegant watches in the market at the moment is the new Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat in 18K yellow gold and its stainless steel counterpart. A watch designed to be worn on every occasion and as classic and timeless to go with a pair of jeans or with a suit and a tie, the new Drive the Cartier is now available in an extra-flat manual wound version in 18K yellow gold, after the success of its 18K pink gold sibling released a year ago.

SIHH 2018: New Santos de Cartier Large and Medium Size. Fitted with New Case Sizes, SmartLink and QuickSwitch Systems.

One of the most iconic and popular Cartier watches from the 80s just got even better. Named after Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont whom Cartier made a watch for, the Cartier Santos with its rounded angles of the dial, the seamless curve of the horns, and the exposed screws made for an iconic watch that would inspire countless reinterpretations. The new Santos de Cartier is now available in two different sizes, the first one, a medium size measuring 35.1 mm x 41.9 mm and the second one, a large model with a case measuring almost 40 mm wide —39.8 mm x 47.5 mm actual size.

SIHH 2018: Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon. Live Pictures & Pricing.

There is something very special about Cartier's Mysterious Hours watches and at the SIHH 2018 we were blown away by the new Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon with the tourbillon appearing to be suspended in mid-air with no connection to the rest of the movement —a clever optical illusion created by Cartier. This new watch cased in a 45 mm platinum case with all of its components hand-finished —including the movement bridges being chamfered, flanks drawn and screw heads polished— is simply gorgeous and one of our favorite watches at the SIHH this year.

SIHH 2018: Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night. Live Pictures & Pricing.

Two months ahead of the SIHH 2018 —Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie—, Cartier presented the new Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night Watch. Today, we were finally able to check the watch out in person. The new Rotonde de Cartier watch lends its generous dial to two historic Cartier complications: the mysterious movement and a Day/Night indicator. These two complications are part of Cartier’s watchmaking heritage both dating from 1912.

News: Pre-SIHH 2018 Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night. Simply Stunning.

Two months ahead of the SIHH 2018 —Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie—, Cartier presents the new Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Day & Night Watch. The Rotonde de Cartier watch lends its generous dial to two historic Cartier complications: the mysterious movement and a Day/Night indicator. These two complications are part of Cartier’s watchmaking heritage both dating from 1912. On one hand, the mysterious movement was created for the Model A mystery clock, while the day/night movement was part of the Comet clock a.k.a the Planet clock.

News: Pre-SIHH 2018 Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon. A 30-Piece Limited Edition.

Two months ahead of the SIHH 2018 —Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie—, Cartier presents the new Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon with the tourbillon appearing to be suspended in mid-air with no connection to the rest of the movement —a clever optical illusion created by Cartier. Additionally, a double flying tourbillon completes a rotation in 60 seconds, while the tourbillon cage performs a second rotation in which each round takes 5 minutes.

News: Cartier Releases 13 New Watches to Celebrate 100 Years of the Cartier Tank.

The Tank watch was born in 1917 as the result of a powerful vision and the culmination of a lengthy design process. It was a timepiece which swept aside tradition, shook up habits and ushered modern design into the workshops, destined to become a watchmaking icon. Now 100 years old, Cartier celebrates its birthday with 13 new watches that make the Cartier Tank as new as it was in 1917 when it was first released. The Tank is a universal symbol of style and elegance that has taken an unprecedented path spanning an entire century centered around three cult models: the Tank Louis Cartier, the Tank Américaine and the Tank Française.

News: Jackie O's Cartier Tank Sells for $379,500 USD at the Christie's Rare Watches and American Icons Sale. A Piece of American History.

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Cartier Tank watch just sold for $379,500 USD —including buyer's premium— at the Christie's Rare Watches and American Icons Sale in New York City today June 21st, 2017.  A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this Cartier watch and her “50 Mile Hike” painting will be donated to the National Endowment for the Arts. While this watch not only comes with significant provenance and rich history, Jackie O's Cartier Tank also has an interesting story behind.

SIHH 2017: Cartier Drive de Cartier Moon Phases. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

This year, Cartier has added two new models to the Drive de Cartier collection that was released in 2016.  A watch designed to be worn on every occasion and as classic and timeless to go with a pair of jeans or with a suit and tie, the Drive the Cartier is now available with Moon Phases —in 18K pink gold or stainless steel— or in an Extra-Flat reference —also in 18K pink gold or stainless steel.

SIHH 2017: New Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

A watch that we were patiently awaiting to see at the SIHH 2017 and one that is definitely part of our short list of favorite and most impressive timepieces this year is the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. Marking the first time that Cartier associates a Mysterious Complication with a Minute Repeater, this is a double complication like no other.

News: Pre-SIHH 2017 New Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. A Minute Repeater Like No Other.

Marking the first time that Cartier associates a Mysterious Complication with a Minute Repeater, this is a double complication like no other. The new Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. Fitted with a measuring 45 mm in diameter and a mere thickness of 11.15 mm, this new watch is powered by the new Cartier in-house calibre 9407MC.

Experience: A Day at the North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking NAIOSW. An Exceptional Free Program Fully Subsidized by Richemont Group and Cartier.

Last week, we had the pleasure to visit the North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking —NAIOSW— invited by our friends at Cartier. This visit that we can refer to as one of the 'most enlightening' days in our watch collecting life, was for sure a day very well spent. The NAIOSW was established in 2008 —education began in 2009— by the Richemont Group with the purpose of educating and training successful watchmakers for a career in luxury watch repair.

Posted on April 13, 2016 and filed under Cartier, News.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver Bleu. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

The new SIHH 2016 Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver is now also available with a strikingly beautiful blue dial. This new watch maintains its 42 mm x 11 mm case and will continue to be available in all other seven models available up to date.

Posted on January 31, 2016 and filed under Cartier, SIHH, SIHH 2016.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Cartier Panthères et Colibri and the Cartier Panthère Mystérieuse. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

Yet, another two of those ladies' timepieces from Cartier that we just need to feature no matter what. We are talking about the new Cartier Panthers and Colibri —Panthères et Colibri— and the new Cartier Mysterious Panther —Panthère Mystérieuse— new high jewellery watches released at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

Posted on January 29, 2016 and filed under Cartier, SIHH 2016, SIHH.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Cartier Clé de Cartier Automatic Skeleton. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

The new SIHH 2016 Cartier Clé de Cartier Automatic Skeleton makes its appearance only a year after the Clé de Cartier model was first introduced in 2015. It owes its name to its winding crown, the shape and clicking action of a key inspired by traditionally key-wound clocks, which Cartier now transposes onto the wrist, thus inventing a new watchmaking gesture.

Posted on January 29, 2016 and filed under Cartier, SIHH 2016, SIHH.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Enamel Granulation Limited Edition. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

You all know, that we rarely feature ladies' watches here. However, when it comes to this new watch from Cartier, we just had to. This new Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Enamel Granulation in 18K yellow gold presented at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, is definitely worth talking about because of the special Etruscan enameling technique utilized on its dial.

SIHH 2016: Presenting the new Cartier 'Drive de Cartier'. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.

One of the most important releases this year at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève, was the brand new watch from Cartier, called Drive de Cartier. Inspired by automobilism, at a glance, the new SIHH 2016 Cartier Drive de Cartier is undeniably easily recognizable as a Cartier watch all the way from the guilloché pattern on its dial to the blue sapphire winding crown.

Posted on January 29, 2016 and filed under Cartier, SIHH 2016, SIHH.