Equipped with a colum-wheel chronograph and a clever chronograph pusher system comes the new Santos de Cartier Chronograph in an extra-large model measuring 43.3. mm x 51.3 mm and with a case thickness of 12.5 mm. The watch is available in three different references, one in stainless steel and 18K yellow gold duo-tone, an 18K rose gold model and a stainless steel with ADLC bezel. While the stainless steel model and the 18K rose gold are sold with an alligator strap and interchangeable rubber bracelet, the two-tone model sports a metal bracelet and includes an interchangeable rubber bracelet as well. Without a doubt, the new interchangeable system released by Cartier in 2018 is one of the most attractive features in the revamped Santos collection.
Following the success of the Santos de Cartier Skeleton released last year, the French maison released a new iteration of this watch at the SIHH 2019. The unmistakable design of the Santos de Cartier with its square case and exposed screws gets even better in the new Santos Skeleton Noctambule with its ADLC steel case —measuring almost 40 mm wide— and skeletonized bridges with superluminova, that at the slightest dimming of the ambient lights glows like a powerful greenish lantern.
The Santos de Cartier collection received a major facelift last year and this year at the SIHH 2019, the focus was on the release of a new Santos Chronograph, a couple of new Skeletonized references —one of them with superluminova on its bridges—, the new Santos Dumont lineup and the new Santos large model with blue dial we have here. 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. The Santos large size with blue dial features a stainless steel case measuring almost 40 mm wide —39.8 mm x 47.5 mm actual size.
As much of a bracelet as it is a watch, the new Panthère de Cartier Figurative is one of the most unique timepieces presented by Cartier at the SIHH 2019. An 18K yellow gold bangle that opens up by twisting one of its sides with the iconic panthère on one end and a quartz watch on the opposite end, the new Panthère de Cartier Figurative is an absolute objet d’art —art object. Feminine, tasteful and exuberant are some of the words that come to mind when perusing this new timepiece in the form of a piece of jewellery.
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.
Pre-SIHH 2019: Cartier Libre Collection. A Technicolor Vision Revealing Cartier's Wealth of Inspiration.
In preparation for the SIHH 2019 Cartier has just announced the Cartier Libre collection. In this latest edition, creativity shifts lines and meets a technicolor vision with the Tank Chinoise Red, the Diagonale watch and the Baignoire Allongée watches. Year after year, this union between watchmaking and creativity shifts lines, revisits established conventions and reveals Cartier’s wealth of inspiration in terms of form. By highlighting or putting certain aspects into perspective, the color exposes previously imperceptible facets. These four new watches revisit some of the oldest watches ever released by Cartier in the 20s bringing to the table three exceptional timepieces in white gold and one in yellow 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.