Amongst many novelties released by Cartier this year at the SIHH 2019, the new Cartier Libre collection stands out because of its lineage and strong DNA. While five pieces were recently presented, there are two watches that we absolutely loved because of their strong art deco look and because they exude Cartier all the way. First let’s talk about the Baignoire Allongée Celadon. Named ‘baignoire’ —word in French for bathtub— because of the similarity between its oval case profile resembling a bathtub, this new watch is endowed with an 18K white gold case measuring 47 mm in length by 21 mm in width and 8 mm thick. Its case in an ode to the jewelry mastery of Cartier is studded with diamonds, emeralds and Paraiba tourmalines.
When perceived with the eyes, each gemstone becomes a minuscule speck of light. Its dial is set with 573 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.57 carats and delivered on a green alligator strap. Powering this watch is the Cartier manual wound movement calibre 1917 MC. The watch is available in a limited edition of only 50 pieces.
Sticker Price $86,500 USD. For more info on Cartier click here.
Cartier Tank Chinoise Red
The new Cartier Tank Chinoise Red dates its origins to 1921 when Cartier first launched it during the Art Deco golden era. Sporting a rectangular case measuring 41 mm long x 16 mm wide and with a thickness of 7 mm, the case is bordered by two lintels of calibrated rubies highlighted by black enamel. A line of diamonds adorns the brancards and the edges of the case. Available as a limited edition of 100 pieces, the watch features a black lacquer dial and is powered by a quartz movement. The Tank Chinoise Red watch is delivered on a black alligator leather strap.
Sticker Price $74,000 USD. For more info on Cartier click here.