Can iconic watches become even more iconic? For Cartier, the answer is ‘yes’, with the Cartier Libre jewellery watch collection – a SIHH 2018 preview.
Two signature timepieces, Bagnoire and Crash, become the main protagonists, the starting point of a journey that takes design to the next level.
In the Cartier Libre collection, the cases’ shapes become an element to play with, where the imagination goes wild and disrupts proportions, distorts lines and accentuates volumes.
Icons among the Maison’s portfolio, the Bagnoire and the Crash watches take us to a sort of intellectual and emotional adventure that reinterprets the stylist codes while retaining them at the same time.
Feminine and beyond omologation, the Crash watch appears in an even more extreme version, Crash Radieuse. The original model is characterised by artistic value, elegance and affirmation.
The Bagnoire Débordante watch appears as an artful archtectural timepiece. The dial is surrounded by a sparkling sprinkle of white diamonds and black spinels. A bold and festive way to read the time.
The Cartier Libre collection brings then to life a unique aesthetic, an authentic vision that imbues feminine lines.
The Cartier signature becomes immediately recognizable to the connoisseur.
The Baignoire Allongée watch forgets everything but but the curves. The case is stretched out, and the zoom goes in to the dizzying, shimmering sight of a dial paved with baguette-cut diamonds, white mother-of-pearl, Tahitian mother-of-pearl, and black spinels. The tiny black dial is embraced by a ring of diamonds. The black and white adds to the hypnotic effect of this jewel.
The result is five limited edition, individually numbered jewellery timepieces that are all, unmistakably, Cartier.