A pioneer in modern watchmaking
A Cartier timepiece fuses fine watchmaking with haute joaillerie and takes on an expressive characteristic of its own.
Dynamism and ambition come to life in stylish watches which tie in the past and the present, daring and with discipline. Unique pieces blend technique with emotion. Previously finite boundaries are blurred as Cartier extend beyond previously known limits into new creative territories.
A Cartier watch is a testament to mastery and design, to balanced proportions, elegance and true sophistication. The unique partnership of two unique sets of skills is visible through the flamboyantly applied gemstones, the power of the styles and the expertise of the craftsmanship applied. Complementary talents yield extraordinary results. And so it is no surprise, that, according to Cartier, the force of the watchmaking expertise can be measured by the depth of the emotion it inspires.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier
Floating like a balloon and as blue as the sapphire safely nestled in its side, the Ballon Bleu watch by Cartier adds a dash of elegance to male and female wrists alike. Roman numerals are guided on their path by a sapphire cabochon winding mechanism protected by an arc of precious metal. With the convex curves of the case, guilloché dial, sword-shaped hands, and polished or satin-finish links of the bracelet... the Ballon Bleu watch by Cartier floats through the world of Cartier watchmaking.
Clé de Cartier
Cartier, master of shaped watches, presents the Clé de Cartier. The design is a testament to accuracy, balance and proportion; with soft curves, clean lines and a rounded profile Clé owes its name to its crown. Considerable mastery was required to create fluid lines and a harmonious ensemble. The 35 mm and 40 mm Clé de Cartier models house the calibre 1847 MC, the new Cartier Manufacture Movement.
Tank Louis Cartier
Louis Cartier created the Tank watch in 1917. A legend was born. The first prototype was presented as a gift to General Pershing some years before the watch was brought to market in 1919. The lugs blend seamlessly into the stark edges of flat vertical brancards, lending the watch its unique aesthetic. The clean, crisp lines have proved hugely popular with a free-spirited, elegant clientèle. The now-iconic Tank watch has inspired countless variations yet managed to preserve its distinctive identity.
Santos de Cartier
1904. Louis Cartier granted the wish of his friend, the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell the time while flying. This was the birth of one of the first ever wristwatches. Featuring a geometric shape and exposed screws, the watch quickly became one of the Maison's watchmaking icons. The Santos rose to the ranks of a classic that would defy the hands of time.
Calibre de Cartier Diver
Calibre de Cartier Diver, launched in 2014, is an unmistakably masculine watch for both every day wear and extreme conditions. It combines Cartier style and the Maison’s commitment to exceptional craftsmanship; as shown in the high level of finishing and attention to every detail. At only 11m thick, Calibre de Cartier Diver complies with the ISO 6425:1996 standard which regulates the use of the name “Diver’s watch” : Calibre de Cartier Diver is the proof that technicality does not always imply concessions on the aesthetics of the watch.
Drive de Cartier
Over and above a strongly defined character, the aesthetic emphasis of the Drive de Cartier watch changes with each different model. Its case, in pink gold or steel, is fitted with a black, grey or white guilloché dial marked by Roman numerals punctuated with sword-shaped hands. The transparent case-back reveals the Manufacture movement 1904 MC, available in two versions: hours, minutes, small seconds and date for the 1904-PS MC; and second time zone, day/night indicator, large date and small seconds for the 1904-FU MC.