A timeless subject of artistic watchmaking expression at Cartier, the dreamlike panther enters the decoration —at once diurnal and nocturnal— of a Day/Night movement that belongs to the great tradition of the Maison’s complications. A complete and tangible vision of time measurement that resembles a jewellery dream lulled by a precious sky that changes from starry night to shining sun. The figurehead of an incredible watchmaking journey, the panther, over the years, has ventured from one movement to another, sometimes skeletonised, sometimes oscillating, giving rise a creative repertoire to which the latest Rêves de Panthères watch belongs. The famous feline appears for the first time in a pack, surrounding a fabulous disc: a graphic, feminine and jewelled interpretation of one of Cartier’s most recent fine watchmaking movements. Driven by the automatic calibre 9916 MC, the sun and the moon take turns indicating the time, appearing and disappearing in an alternating astral display, a magical spectacle observed by the three panthers. Entirely pavé-set with diamonds, this celestial watch is an ode to Cartier’s emblematic animal. On the Rêves de Panthères watch, their silhouettes spotted with black lacquer mark the timeless aesthetic with their enchanting trace.
The new Cartier Rêves de Panthères watch presented at the SIHH 2015 is fitted with a 42 mm 18K white gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds, a beaded crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond, sword-shaped hands in blued steel and a dial in 18K white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch is delivered on a dark blue alligator strap with folding buckle in 18K white gold also set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The display case back reveals the in-house Cartier automatic calibre 9916 MC composed of 240 parts and 36 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 48 hours when fully wound.
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